Contact and opening hours

If you would like to speak with one of our staff members, please arrange for an appointment.

Library Opening Hours

The Goethe-Institut Toronto values our guests, artists, volunteers and students. Their health and safety, as well as that of our staff is our first priority.  We are closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 in Toronto and across the globe and have implemented the data driven recommendations given by local and federal Health Agencies.
After considering this advice, the Goethe-Institut Library has decided to close to the public as of March 17, 2020.  Our communities’ well-being is our prime consideration and we are committed the welfare of all who engage with our Library.  Additionally, all programs and events will be postponed until further notice. We will continue to update our community as the situation changes.  Please note that we have waived all due dates on currently loaned out items and have extended the expiration dates on all memberships indefinitely.
The Goethe-Institut Toronto provides a wealth of resources that share German culture and language.  Many of these resources are now readily available via Onleihe; our free digital library.  Access over 23,000 books, articles and German films at your convenience.
Please feel free to email our staff with any questions, comments or concerns! We are ready and willing to help and look forward to hearing from you.
Bleiben Sie gesund! We look forward to seeing you all in the future.

OFFICE closure 2022

February 19 - 21, Family Day Long Weekend 
April 15 - 18, Good Friday - Easter Monday
May 21 - 23, Victoria Day Long Weekend
July 1, Canada Day
July 30- August 1 Civic Holiday, Long Weekend
September 3 - 5, Labour Day Long Weekend 
September 30, National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
October 3, Day of German Unity
October 8 - 10, Thanksgiving Long Weekend 
December 22 - January 2, Christmas/New Year closure



By public transport

Directly at St. Andrew Station (University-Spadina Line)
504 King, stopping at University Ave.

VIA Rail or GO Train:
5 minute walk from Union Station

Arriving from Toronto Pearson International Airport: 
Union Pearson Express
UP Express tickets & info
TTC 900 Airport Rocket bus to/from Kipling subway station
TTC Routes to the Airport

Arriving from Toronto City Centre Airport:
Porter Shuttle Bus to/from Royal York Hotel

By car: Underground parking is available in our building (ramp entrance at the back of the building, off Emily Street). Rates below:

Monday – Friday
Each 30 minutes or less (1 hr. min.): $4
Day Maximum (6am - 7pm): $18
Evening Flat Rate (6pm - 6am): $5

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
Flate Rate (6am - 6am): $5