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Your legacy gift has benefits. Your legacy gift has benefits.

Thank you for considering the Toronto Public Library Foundation as part of your estate plan. A well-planned will benefits you, your family and the charities you care about, and is an investment in the future of our city.

Why I give back to TPL

“I envision the gift I make will ensure a future of accessible, free, public information so that people can read, dream and imagine a future where all of us are included and in good relationship with each other. If that’s something that matters to you, I encourage you to think about a longer-term giving solution – especially if you’re a younger person. Consider naming the Library as a beneficiary in your life insurance or include them in your will so this incredible institution continues to exist long after we’re gone.”

Niya, Planned Giving Donor

Leave a gift to Toronto Public Library in your Will

Toronto Public Library and you can both benefit from your thoughtful decision to leave a gift by Will or other estate gift in support of the Library. Supporters who include the Toronto Public Library Foundation in their Will or as a beneficiary of other estate planning options, become members of our HERITAGE SOCIETY and receive special

Gifts by Will

A gift in your will or a bequest is the simplest way to make a future gift in support of Toronto Public Library and wonderful way for you to leave a lasting personal legacy. You can leave a specific sum of money or property or a portion of the residue of your estate.

Click here to download a PDF of suggested wording for your will


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Announcing a special offer from Epilogue Wills

We are proud to partner with Epilogue to offer our supporters an exclusive 20% discount when you make a Will with Epilogue. Epilogue offers a simple and affordable way to create a Will and other documents online – in just 20 minutes. As you prepare your Will, consider making a bequest to your favourite charities, like the Toronto Public Library Foundation. Your gift will ensure a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Learn more

Information for Your Lawyer(s):

Legal Name: The Toronto Public Library Foundation (Charitable arm of Toronto Public Library)

Charitable Business Number: 886554476RR0001

Address: 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8

Contact for more information: Liza Fernandes, Vice President, Operations & Governance at or 416-397-5924

Gifts of Registered Plans

Donating funds from registered plans such as RRSP, RRIF and TFSPs is a tax-efficient way to make a legacy gift to the Toronto Public Library Foundation. During our working years, saving through registered funds is a great way to minimize taxes and increase our wealth. Upon our death, however, RRSPs/RRIFs become some of the most heavily taxed assets. A great way to reduce taxes payable on your estate is to donate all or a portion of the funds in registered plans to your favourite charity, like Toronto Public Library Foundation.

Gifts of Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance is an affordable way to transform small premium payments or an existing life insurance policy into a significant gift to benefit the Library. When considering a gift of life insurance, the option you choose depends on whether you want to take advantage of tax relief during your lifetime or for your estate.


Meet the team Rhonda Sogren

Rhonda Sogren

Development Officer, Legacy Gifts