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For your wedding day, or any other special event, we invite you to celebrate in the Toronto Reference Library. A stunning and distinctive Raymond Moriyama design, the Reference Library boasts an expansive open floor design wrapped around a soaring central atrium. Choose from an intimate exhibit gallery, a vaulted reading room or party in the stacks on the extraordinary open floors which can be used individually or combined to fit any size and type of special event.

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Toronto Reference Library

Mike B

March 2020

This is a great library with a number of things going.They have a 3D printer, they have a self-publishing press, they have a huge amount of computers and quiet study areas people can use.The elevator is worth going to just to ride up and down if you have kids.And there's a great comic shop inside.

Toronto Reference Library

Ozoz Sokoh

February 2020

Nice library on Yonge Street with some architectural flair from the layout of the floors to the ceiling. Staff were friendly and helpful in explaining how to do various things from logging on to the computers, printing etcWe went on a Sunday afternoon and it was packed. Still, we got to do what we came for - print, and all before they closed at 5pm.Some interesting book challenges, a cafe within the grounds, a book and gift store as well as a second hand bookstore.Worth a visit.

Toronto Reference Library

Jeremy Sale

January 2020

To be honest with you, there are too many books here. There is just no way any human could read them all. I dont entirely understand the appeal, but there are so many happy people there, you just cant argue with it. Clearly they are doing a really good job.

Toronto Reference Library

Elaine Shang

May 2019

Huge space, but I think I've been there on the wrong day. It was entirely PACKED and really hard to breath (as shown on the pictures).There is a gift shop though! It has really cute and trendy reactionaries, just a little pricey.Good place to go for public libraries and resources. But if you do have access to private university libraries, it is better off going there just for the vibes. But for certain types of books, the reference library has a greater selection.

Toronto Reference Library

Justin van Lieshout

April 2019

I LOVE the reference library. Its huge, full of work spaces and makes for an awesome office (for the day). Only downside is that the bathrooms arent always the cleanest - but you can easily go to one of the higher floors where theres less traffic. Overall - stunning space, right downtown, with all the books and plugs (for laptops) you could ever need!

Toronto Reference Library

10tation Event Catering

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Every time we host an event in this modern cathedral, our guests are inspired, engaged and enthused to be in attendance. We understand your desire to impress a customer or a client. You may want to create or enhance a presentation; recognize an accomplishment or milestone, reward hard working employees; or celebrate a success. The perfect backdrop for our large-scale events, guests swoon at the open concept and marvel at the prominent design elements. Centrally located, with easy access to all, the only thing guests leave with are satisfied smiles, sense of awe.and a wish to be invited back once again!

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L-eat Catering

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One of the most unique spaces we have the pleasure to work in!
We would never hesitate to recommend this venue to our clients whom are looking to host an event at an exquisite venue space downtown Toronto!

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en Ville Event Design and Catering

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Have you thought of doing an event in one of the most iconic landmark in Toronto? This event space definitely stands out amongst the library crown. Unique, artistic, brilliant seated event space that could accommodate over 1,000 guests. This venue makes a huge statement on its own.

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Eatertainment Special Events & Catering

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We're happy to be a preferred caterer at Toronto Reference Library! It's been a favourite among our clients for many years - our brides & grooms especially! The magical moment of a bride arriving down the elevator viewed from the atrium is always spectacular! Beth & the TRL team are true professionals and we love working with them:)

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bb Blanc Audiovisual

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The Toronto Reference Library is such a unique and beautiful space. Their team is a dream to work with, both knowledgeable and friendly. We always get such positive feedback from clients we work with there. Guest experience is always exceptional!

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Beth Kawecki


Venue Features

On-Site Ceremonies

Wheelchair Access


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On-Site Catering

Off-Premise Catering

Kosher Food

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Standing capacity range
85 - 750
Seated capacity range
50 - 500
Price $1,000 - $15,000 /person
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Deals & Packages

Holiday lunch package

Price $100 /person

What services are included with this Package:
  • Our holiday lunch package offers you and your team a chance to connect over the holiday season at an affordable price! Our package includes a holiday themed lunch buffet with coffee tea and soft beverage service, venue rental fee (tables, linen, dinning chairs included) event security and porter to maintain washrooms. Sound equipment for background music, podium with microphone and sound technician is also included


789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON