Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

A seated audience watches a conversation on stage in the Appel Salon.

The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon is the premiere event space for Toronto Public Library's cultural and heritage programming.

Located on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library, this bright and open events space provides audiences with the chance to connect and engage. We present local and international authors, artists and thinkers, showcasing their latest books and big ideas.

The events start at 7:00 pm, and doors open at 6:00 pm. Arrive early so you can meet new people and make new friends. We'll have a bar with a selection of beer and wine, as well as snacks, available to purchase (only debit and credit cards accepted). A reminder that you'll need to register for Salon events in advance.

Plan your visit


Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor
789 Yonge Street (1 street north of Bloor)
Toronto ON M4W 2G8
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Free unless otherwise indicated

How to Get Tickets

In Person Events - Advance ticket reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets are available on TPL's Eventbrite channel. Please don't print your tickets. We're trying to reduce paper waste for events in the Appel Salon, so we will either scan your ticket on your smartphone or quickly find your name on our tablets and check you in.


Our space is wheelchair accessible and we welcome service animals.

Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.

Rent the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon can be rented for private events. See booking details.