Carnegie Libraries Toronto Public Library History

Toronto built ten public libraries built between 1907-1916 using Carnegie grants. Toronto Public Library continues to use seven of the ten, two have been sold and one demolished: Yorkville, Central Reference Library, West Toronto, Queen & Lisgar, Riverdale, Weston, Mimico, Beaches, High Park and Wychwood branches. See also http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/about-the-library/library-history/carnegie.jsp . See also the TPL History : Branch Libraries board for other buildings.
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"A library outranks any one other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert." Andrew Carnegie

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Wychwood Branch Library vintage photo March 18 1939 March. Children's room and story time.

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Public library of Toronto children's card ..Date: 1916 Notes: Toronto Public Library children's card belonging to Alec Barton, 840 Davenport Road, age 11, no. 73715, expires 2 Sep 1919. Issued at Wychwood Branch, 1916.

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High Park Branch - Toronto Public Library - Carnegie Library - exterior - Toronto Architecture.

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Wychwood Branch, Toronto Public Library, Christmas party Date: 1979-12 Notes: Toronto Public Library (1883-1998) fonds. Unaccessioned records. Photographs. Box 41. Branches Wychwood Provenance: Toronto Public Library Archives Alternate Title: Singer Don Francks with children in front of the fireplace in the children's room, Wychwood Branch, Toronto Public Library.

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