Toronto Public Library Makes Arts and Culture More Accessible for Students

October 19, 2016 | MAP Coordinator

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Art Gallery of Ontario

Are you a University of Toronto or Ryerson student? Love arts and culture? On a budget? Toronto Public Library has good news for you.

This week, we’re launching a pilot project with University of Toronto and Ryerson University libraries as part of our Sun Life Financial Museum and Arts Pass (MAP) program.

Students 18 years of age and over can pick up a special student MAP booklet at Ryerson Library and one of five U of T libraries (Robarts, Gerstein, OISE, Mississauga and Scarborough). The booklet contains a MAP pass that students can bring into participating Toronto Public Library branches (City Hall, Lillian H. Smith, Parliament Street, Scarborough Civic Centre and Toronto Reference Library) to “activate.” In order to activate the pass, students need to have a valid Toronto Public Library card. Library cards are free to anyone living, studying or working in the City of Toronto.

The pass is good for free admission for two to any one of four participating MAP venues: the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Bata Shoe Museum, City of Toronto Historic Sites and the Textile Museum of Canada.

The best news? Students are always welcome to participate in the regular MAP program. Your Toronto Public Library card means you can visit some of the city’s best museums and cultural attractions – for free! Venues include the Toronto Zoo, the Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Ontario Museum and more. Visit your local Toronto Public Library branch for more information or visit our website.


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