Free admission to attractions with a TPL card

By Sean Delaney

Toronto residents have a fantastic new opportunity to explore some of the city’s top attractions

for free with a Toronto Public Library (TPL) card. The TPL has partnered with various cultural

and arts venues across the city to offer free admission through their TPL map program. One of

the latest additions to this program is the iconic CN Tower.

Library cardholders can easily reserve free passes to the CN Tower. General admission tickets

typically cost $14 for children and $43 for adults. These passes allow entry for the cardholder

and up to three guests during regular hours. Passes can be conveniently reserved online by

logging into your library account and visiting the TPL website. However, keep in mind that

passes are limited and subject to availability.

The TPL map program, formerly the Museum and Arts Pass program, was launched in 2007 to

provide Toronto families enriching experiences at some of the city’s most prominent arts and

cultural attractions. Besides the CN Tower, the program offers free access to a variety of other

venues, including:

Aga Khan Museum - Ontario Science Centre - Ripley’s Aquarium- Toronto Zoo - Art Gallery of

Ontario - Bata Shoe Museum - Black Creek Pioneer Village - Gardiner Museum and more.

Toronto is home to some of the world’s leading museums and attractions. Exploring these

destinations has never been easier. Discover, explore, and enjoy Toronto’s arts, cultural

experiences, and attractions with TPL. Book your free pass with your library card. Featuring a

wide range of attractions, there’s something for everyone, whatever your interests.

Reserve your date from available venues, download or print your pass, and start your

adventure! Most map passes allow free admission for two adults and two children, depending

on the venue. Please check the specific venue description. You may reserve one pass per

attraction per calendar year and have one active reservation at a time. Passes are not


Passes will be made available online on the first day of every month for the following month. For

instance, passes for May will be available on April 1. Passes to performing arts attractions will

be made available before each performance date. Reservations can only be made up to three

days before each performance date.

Pam Ryan, Director of Service Development & Innovation at Toronto Public Library, expressed

excitement about the new addition, saying, “We’re excited to include the CN Tower in our

offerings, enhancing the cultural horizon of Toronto for families citywide to enjoy.”

For residents of Emery Village, you can visit the following local libraries to get your Toronto

Public Library card and take advantage of this excellent program:

Woodview Park Library, 16 Bradstock Road, Toronto, ON M9M 1M8.

Phone: (416) 395-5960

Humber Summit Library, 2990 Islington Avenue, Toronto, ON M9L 2K6.

Phone: (416) 395-5830

A library card is free for Toronto residents. For non-residents, the fee is $50 for a three-month

membership or $150 for a 12-month membership. This allows non-residents to access most

library resources and borrow materials, with some exceptions.?

For additional information check out the official City of Toronto website at: