Toronto Reference Library Revitalization is Complete!

September 17, 2014 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street), Canada’s largest public reference library, is holding a revitalization celebration on Friday, September 19 at 4pm to mark the end of a five-year project designed to better serve library customers and recreate Toronto Reference Library as Toronto's foremost public centre for lifelong learning, the exchange of ideas and community engagement.

Visit for event information and photographs of building highlights. Library staff also flew a drone to capture a video of the revitalized building.




4pm  Revitalization Race: Library customers race around the five floors of the Toronto Reference Library to get 10 different stamps in their Toronto Reference Library revitalization commemorative booklet. Everyone who completes the race is entered in a draw to win of one of two book packages of the five finalists for the Toronto Book Award. 

5pm  Official program

5:30pm  Refreshments, acrobatic performance, tour of the TD Gallery Exhibit, Dreaming Big, and demonstrations in the Digital Innovation Hub.

The project was funded by the City of Toronto, the Government of Ontario, the Government of Canada and the Toronto Public Library Foundation's re:vitalize campaign.

Toronto Public Library is one of the world's busiest urban public library systems. Every year, 19 million people visit our branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow 32 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at or call Answerline at 416-393-7131. To get the most current updates on what's happening at the library, follow us on Twitter @torontolibrary.



Media Contact:

Edward Karek, Communications Officer (416-397-5925)