Members of the Literary Circle are a community of literary and Library lovers who support Toronto Public Library’s highest priority needs. Your donation is an investment in literacy, education and culture.

In addition to making an important impact at Toronto Public Library, Literary Circle enjoy access to events that feature fascinating authors, story-tellers and thought-leaders, while supporting the world’s busiest and biggest library–Toronto Public Library


Members benefits include:

  • Invitations to intimate events featuring renowned authors like Yann Martel, Salman Rushdie, Miriam Toews, Peter Wohlleben, Heather O’Neill, and Chef David Tanis
  • Reserve tickets to popular Appel Salon programs before they are released to the general public
  • Recognition in the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Annual Report
  • Recognition on the Foundation Donor Wall located at the Toronto Reference Library
  • A tax receipt for 100% of your donation

Become a Literary Circle Patron

You can become a Literary Circle patron today by annually making a donation to the Library at one of the following levels listed below. Click here to join this esteemed group of patrons.



Reader’s Circle | $1,000 – $2,499

Avid Reader’s Circle |  $2,500 – $4,999

Collector’s Circle | $5,000 – $9,999

Conservator’s Circle  |  $10,000 -$24,999

The Reserve List Circle | $25,000+


To learn more or to become a member, please contact  Jenny Le , 416-393-7073.



Toronto x Food:
A Conversation with Toronto Foodies



Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor



Literary Circle members are invited to an intimate evening with a thought-provoking panel of personalities and change-makers from the Toronto food scene.

  • Claire Tansey is a chef, author, former Food Editor for Chatelaine, guest expert on CityTV’s CityLine and most recently, Toronto Public Library’s first Food Writer-in-Residence.
  • Afrim Pristine is a cookbook author, the world’s youngest maître fromager and owner of Toronto’s beloved Cheese Boutique, a 3-generation, almost 50-year-old cheese store.
  • Alison Fryer is presently teaching at culinary schools, and continues to be a “go to” authority for the media on trends and cookbooks.

RSVP by October 30, 2019

Help us grow Literary Circle! Please bring a guest you would like to introduce to Literary Circle and the Library.  Forward our invite to a friend.

This event is supported by: