Reference Library

monday - friday 7am to 8:30pm
saturday 8am to 6pm
sunday 10am to 5pm

Special Hours

Family Day Weekend

Friday, February 15th 7am to 8:30pm
Saturday, February 16th 8am to 6pm
Sunday, February 17th 10am to 5pm
Monday, Family Day 9am to 5pm
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All Balzac’s
cafés are
certified by

“... the most coveted seats, arguably, are those
lining the window bar; those that look out over Yonge
just waiting to devour its sidewalk entertainment.”


Balzac’s is honoured to be the coffee company selected for the recently revitalized Toronto Reference Library, an iconic Toronto institution whose vision is to become “Toronto’s foremost public centre for lifelong learning, the exchange of ideas and community involvement.” This café opens into the Library’s main public space as well as Yonge Street creating a micro-community of book and coffee lovers alike. A winning combination as Balzac himself knew all too well.