Touring Toronto’s Libraries

One of Toronto’s greatest feats is its library system. Not only is it the largest public library system in Canada, but it’s the largest neighbourhood-based system in the world. With 100 libraries spanning all across the city, the city’s collection has over 12 million items in total for use by the public.

Our Library District Condos is proudly being built right beside Toronto’s 99th library, the Fort York Library! This 16,000 square foot library will be just steps away from our 29-storey condo at Bathurst and Fort York, making it a great neighbourhood amenity for our owners.

Although our neighbourhood library is one of the city’s newest, many of the other public libraries in the city have been around for a long, long time. Let’s take a look back at a few of them:


Toronto Reference Library

North Midtown/Yorkville. - 1968-1985

Dufferin/St. Clair Library

Buildings - Libraries, Marcott, Dupont & Christie. - 1990-1994


Runnymede Branch Public Library



Gerrard Ashdale Library

North & South Riverdale/Beaches/Street signs. - 1970-1989


Jones Library

South Riverdale. - 1975-1988


Yorkville Library

Yorkville/University. - 1987-1987


Sigmund Samuel Library

University of Toronto - Queen's Park. - [between 1977 and 1998]

Photos via City of Toronto Archives 

It’s always bittersweet to announce when a project is completely sold out, but here we are once again … Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Library District is SOLD OUT!

We’ve been waiting for this moment for quite some time now, and it is finally here – the Fort York Library is OPEN! What an awesome amenity to have literally steps away from your home, eh Library District peeps?


Are you busy on May 24th or 25th? If yes, cancel your plans – we’ve got the perfect event for you to go to: Doors Open Toronto! One of our favourite events of the year is back, and with about 40 new buildings, including University of Toronto’s Knox College, and the Cornell Campbell House.

There are people who totally love furniture shopping and relish in spending hours and hours scouring the city in search of the perfect Ottoman. Then there’s people who couldn’t give a care in the world for spending endless amounts of time furniture shopping but want their place to look pretty swanky.

This post is for the latter.

Well, you COULD go sail the seven seas in hopes of finding trunks and whatever else people tend to find when they go adventuring or you can go up the street, find great furniture and still have time for a poutine from Lou Dawgs.

Yeah, we’re talking about CB2, on King and Bathurst. Here’s what we found at CB2 that would go great in any Library District condo.


Hey Folks, we’re in a bit of a hurry today – darn long weekends. Anyway we thought we’d show you the newest model suite at Library District. It’s on the 10th floor, is 777 SQ. feet and hails from parts unknown, er Toronto.

Listen up folks, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. If you think condos are typically small and meant for couples or the bachelor life, you’re wrong. No, we’re not referring to that bachelor, you know, the one with the hot tubs and desperate women (although, whatever floats your boat buddy). We’re talking about the kind of bachelor that can’t remember the last time they did laundry and kind of wanders around their apartment in a haze because they have an intense desire for human contact but are too shy to talk to the pretty girl (or guy) a couple floors down when they see them in the elevator. You’re familiar, right?

We almost froze to death but decided that for you, our lovely readers, we’d brave the cold to go check up on Scott at the Library District Sales Centre.

Well, hello there friends. It’s been a while, huh? We recently took some shots of Library District’s model suite and let’s just say … it’s pretty damn awesome. Wanna see?