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The 5 smallest libraries in Toronto

The smallest libraries in Toronto are charming spots that offer quiet spaces for you to pick up a book and escape from the city for a little while. Though you won't find massive collections in any of these locations, most provide unique services depending on the neighbourhoods they're in.

Here are the five smallest libraries in Toronto.

Todmorden Room
Toronto's tiniest library is located at Pape and O'Connor and dates back to 1961. However, don't bother stopping by between Friday-Monday because the library reduced its hours in 2008 after the nearby S. Walter District branch re-opened.

Swansea Memorial
Founded in 1919 by the Women's Patriotic League of Swansea, this miniature branch of the TPS is a living memorial to the neighbourhood men who died fighting during the First World War. It's situated in a heritage building that was refurbished in the early 1990s.

Queen/Saulter
In 1980, one year after it opened, this Riverside-area library moved into a heritage-designated space that used to hold a postal office. The collection at Queen/Saulter also includes material on the neighbourhood's history.

Perth/Dupont
Located in the Junction Triangle, this storefront library will likely get a much bigger, 10,000 square-foot new home in the 299 Campbell TAS condo development. This comes after years of the community working towards expanding its community library.

Davenport
Located on Shaw, near Davenport and Ossington, this community library will celebrate its 25th anniversary in December. The perfect way to celebrate would be by visiting and taking out a book.

What's your favourite small library in Toronto? Let us know in the comments.

Photo of the Perth/Dupont library.


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