The Heritage Society honours friends who choose to include the Toronto Public Library in their Will or other estate planning options. These gifts help ensure that TPL will thrive now and into the future.

As a Heritage Society member, you will receive a number of benefits including:

  • Invitations to exclusive Heritage Society events
  • Tickets to Appel Salon events
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the Library
  • Information about upcoming events, programs and services at the library
  • And more.

Click here for more information.


If you have already made a gift in your Will or estate plan in support of Toronto Public Library please let us know. Complete and send in this Legacy Gift form to Liza Fernandes. All information will be kept confidential and can be changed at any time.


Liza Head shot Nov 2018Contact us for more information

Liza Fernandes, Director, Legacy Gifts
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
T. 416-397-5924

Charitable number 886554476RR0001


All Heritage Society programs and events have been cancelled or postponed while library branches are closed in support of efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Members are encouraged to attend Live & Online programs from home.


Here is a list of upcoming Heritage Society events and a sampling of past events.

Private Tour of new exhibit: Art of the Book


Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

This exhibit celebrates the beauty and artistry of books, showcasing rare, fine press and artist-made books from Toronto Public Library’s Special Collections.  Discover early printed books from the 1400s, richly decorated covers, whimsical miniatures, and contemporary forms that challenge our ideas about what a book can be. The tour will be followed by coffee, tea and sweets.

An Evening with Louise Penny and Ann Cleeves

November 11, 2019

Heritage Society members enjoyed an exclusive reception with an intimate meet and greet and lively talk with special guests, celebrated authors Louise Penny and Ann Cleeves, with moderator Nathalie Atkinson. It was an unforgettable evening for all.

Education and Information on Will and Estate Planning

October 18, 2019

Members were invited to an educational and informative afternoon with Matthew Urback, partner at Shibley Righton, LLP to hear the latest information and updates on Will and estate planning.