Opportunities to create, collaborate and connect help make Toronto’s innovators, entrepreneurs and creators successful in today’s global knowledge economy.

Did you know? 93% of Canadians believe that the arts are an important way of helping people think and work creatively.

Donors open a world of opportunities

Museum + Arts Pass (MAP)

Sponsored by The Bennett Family Foundation, this program gives individuals and families who may not otherwise be able to afford it, the opportunity to visit Toronto museums and cultural attractions for free.

Digital Innovation Hub

The Library has three Digital Innovation Hubs where people can design and print in 3D, film using a green screen, design using sophisticated graphics software and more. The free availability of the equipment and extensive seminars mean that anyone with the inclination can become immersed in today’s leading edge technology.

The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

No other place in Toronto provides free access to live programs with the caliber of writers, thinkers, artists and innovators featured through The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon programming.  Since opening in 2009, the Library has brought a wide array of fascinating people, including Chris Hadfield, Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Lewis, Conrad Black, Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie.

Young Voices

Young Voices is a unique suite of programs offered by Toronto Public Library to encourage creative expression in Toronto’s youth. The programs include the annual Young Voices Magazine of Teen Writing and Art, a full-day writing workshop at the annual Young Voices Writers’ Conference, art and writing workshops held across the city throughout the year.

Donors create exceptional programs, services and collections for all to enjoy

In addition to the above, donor support is critical for the following:

  • Black History, Asian Heritage and Indigenous Celebrations
  • TD Gallery
  • The Toronto Star photo archives
  • June Callwood Lecture Series
  • Poetry Slam
  • Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre

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 Torontonians love the Library

LOVE the TPL for the option to learn about anything and everything; find what we want and put it on hold and all online; read stuff, watch stuff, listen to stuff; and then to participate in classes, lectures and events in branch is the most equalizing opportunity for all of us.”