Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Reference Library


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Philippe Rivet

August 2019

Probably my favourite TPL location in the entire city (and I've visited quite a few over the years) - the expansiveness seems to enable a unqiue kind of creative curiosity which is difficult to describe. Make an effort to come in early otherwise you'll have no choice but to wander around the 4th and 5th floors looking for an unsecured seat + power outlet. Overall 10/10 especially recommended

io media

July 2019

Beautiful Modern Information SpaceSpacious and modern, this branch has various equipment and rooms to provide information: from computers with Internet and printing, digital hub for 3d design and print, green screen and video recording and editing room, self published printing of books, televisions, and private spaces for group study and meetings. Toronto has hundreds of branches and this is one of the best. Library cards are free with proof of address including usage of all the above. Upstairs are shelves of books and more study and reading spaces. There are also various events and talks hosted in this branch that are free to attend and participate in.

Simon Hare

June 2019

A massive beehive of students and academics. It's a place to go - to see it and take in the atmosphere, find a book and sit in one of the many, many quiet spots and learn. But there is always the feeling of potential here; like if you aren't there on a research project digging into something, it makes you wish you were.

Elaine Shang

May 2019

Huge space, but I think I've been there on the wrong day. It was entirely PACKED and really hard to breath (as shown on the pictures).There is a gift shop though! It has really cute and trendy reactionaries, just a little pricey.Good place to go for public libraries and resources. But if you do have access to private university libraries, it is better off going there just for the vibes. But for certain types of books, the reference library has a greater selection.

Justin van Lieshout

April 2019

I LOVE the reference library. Its huge, full of work spaces and makes for an awesome office (for the day). Only downside is that the bathrooms arent always the cleanest - but you can easily go to one of the higher floors where theres less traffic. Overall - stunning space, right downtown, with all the books and plugs (for laptops) you could ever need!

10tation Event Catering

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Every time we host an event in this modern cathedral, our guests are inspired, engaged and enthused to be in attendance. We understand your desire to impress a customer or a client. You may want to create or enhance a presentation; recognize an accomplishment or milestone, reward hard working employees; or celebrate a success. The perfect backdrop for our large-scale events, guests swoon at the open concept and marvel at the prominent design elements. Centrally located, with easy access to all, the only thing guests leave with are satisfied smiles, sense of awe.and a wish to be invited back once again!

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One of the most unique spaces we have the pleasure to work in!
We would never hesitate to recommend this venue to our clients whom are looking to host an event at an exquisite venue space downtown Toronto!

en Ville Event Design and Catering

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Have you thought of doing an event in one of the most iconic landmark in Toronto? This event space definitely stands out amongst the library crown. Unique, artistic, brilliant seated event space that could accommodate over 1,000 guests. This venue makes a huge statement on its own.

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We're happy to be a preferred caterer at Toronto Reference Library! It's been a favourite among our clients for many years - our brides & grooms especially! The magical moment of a bride arriving down the elevator viewed from the atrium is always spectacular! Beth & the TRL team are true professionals and we love working with them:)

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Holiday lunch package

Price $100 /person

What services are included with this Package:
  • Our holiday lunch package offers you and your team a chance to connect over the holiday season at an affordable price! Our package includes a holiday themed lunch buffet with coffee tea and soft beverage service, venue rental fee (tables, linen, dinning chairs included) event security and porter to maintain washrooms. Sound equipment for background music, podium with microphone and sound technician is also included

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