The Riverdale branch is located at the corner of Gerrard Street, East and Broadview Road. This area of our city is referred to as “Little Chinatown” or “Chinatown East”. Across the street from the library branch sits a magnificent archway, welcoming visitors to the area.
The Riverdale branch was first opened in 1910. The library is surrounded by many large maple trees…glorious green space. We couldn’t wait to step inside the gigantic front doors.
The most impressive feature of this branch is its Chinese collection. The Riverdale branch reflects the surrounding neighbourhood and had a substantial adult and children’s collection of Chinese literature.
We spent some time cruising the shelves and reading in the seated area. We are so glad that we finally made the time to visit this most impressive branch.
Let’s break it down….