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Not all residents in our city have equal access to economic, educational, health, cultural, and social opportunities that are critical to succeed in Toronto. Access to these resources and opportunities often depend on where you live, how much you earn, and who you are, which creates dramatic divides in our city and a success gap that impacts us all.
Toronto Public Library is the busiest public library system in the world and our 100 branches represent a safe, welcoming and low-barrier point of access for vulnerable residents.
So why Toronto Public Library? Because 70% of Torontonians trust us and rely on us. No other public institution has the mandate and reach, physical and technical infrastructure, talent and community presence to empower Torontonians the way TPL does.
Toronto Public Library is committed to leveling the playing field for all Torontonians, focusing on vulnerable populations of all ages, including newcomers, Indigenous peoples, racialized and LGBTQ+ communities, and low-income residents.
TPL’s Highest Priority NeedsFunds are directed to areas that immediately help the city’s most vulnerable.
Technology and TrainingTPL offers free access to computers, Wi-Fi, digital training, educational programs and workforce development.
Inclusive and Flexible SpacesWe provide safe and welcoming spaces, both online and in branches, to work, learn and foster community.
Equitable Access to InformationLet’s remove barriers to ensure everyone has access to the tools they need for lifelong learning and success.