Location & Hours

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

120 St. George Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1A5


Mon-Wed., Fri - 9am-5pm
Thurs. 9am-8pm
Sat, Sun - Closed

Please note: We will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24-Jan. 4. We will re-open on Jan. 7, 2019.

Current Exhibition

Bird head monster
Mon, Sep. 17, 2018 to Fri, Dec. 21, 2018
This exhibition explores the textual and visual sources at the centre of the stories of monsters recounted in the pages of books and manuscripts. Please note: there will be two free tours held on Thursday Dec. 6: one at noon, the other at 6 pm

What's new at Fisher

Page to Estienne book about the Queen of France

Book attributed to Henri Estienne, the great 16th century French Protestant printer on his (less-than complimentary) feelings about the dowager Queen of France.

Eric Gill Christmas card design

We have new holiday card designs available for sale. Please come inside to purchase. Some older designs are also on sale.

Featured Collection

Marshall McLuhan
Compromised of more than 6,000 volumes, the library was used heavily by McLuhan in the writing of his most famous works, including Understanding Media, The Gutenberg Galaxy and The Medium is the Massage.


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Michael Torosian, photographer and proprietor of Lumiere Press, delivered the 2016 Johanna and Leon Katz Memorial Lecture, February 17. He traced the history of his press from its beginnings when he learned fine press printing largely by trial and error.
Saturday, February 27, 2016