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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Public Accounts of Canada 1878-1993
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by Royal Commission of Inquiry into Niagara Regional Police Force (Ont.)
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W.E.C. Colter, commissioner.
Topics: Niagara Regional Police Force, Police corruption, Governmental investigations, Police
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by Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System.
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Co-chairs : Margaret Gittens, David Cole.
Topics: Discrimination in criminal justice administration, Race discrimination, Blacks, Minorities
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Public Accounts of Ontario
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by Société des études juives (France); Ecole pratique des hautes études (France). Section des sciences économiques et sociales; Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales; Société des études juives (France). Actes et conférences
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Many vols., 1880- include Actes et conférences of the Société
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Report of the Minister of Education for Ontario
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REPORTS 1846-1866 ALSO FOUND IN SESSIONAL PAPERS
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by Ontario. Royal Commission on the Health and Safety of Workers in Mines.
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James M. Ham, commissioner.
Topics: Mine safety, Miners
Ontario Sessional Papers
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Public Accounts of Ontario
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by ONTARIO. PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO FIRE SAFETY IN HIGHRISE BUILDINGS
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John B. Webber, commissioner.
Public Accounts of Ontario
by Ontario. Ministry of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Ministry of Treasury and Economics; Ontario. Ministry of Finance
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by ONTARIO. ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE NORTHERN ENVIRONMENT
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J.E.J. Fahlgren, commissioner.
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Public Accounts of Ontario
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by Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Firenze
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Issues for 1901-57 called also n. 1-680
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Public Accounts of Canada 1878-1993
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Co-chairs: Monique Bégin, Gerald L. Caplan.
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by ONTARIO. ROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO CERTAIN DEATHS AT THE HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN AND RELATED MATTERS
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Justice Samuel Grange, commissioner.
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Public Accounts of Canada 1878-1993
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Index has series number 499
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J. MacFarland, commissioner.
Topics: Hryciuk, W.P, Trials (Impeachment), Judges
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by ONTARIO. ROYAL COMMISSION ON MATTERS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY ARISING FROM THE USE OF ASBESTOS IN ONTARIO
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J. Stefan Dupré, commissioner.
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by Ontario. Royal Commission on Violence in the Communications Industry.
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Judy LaMarsh, chair.
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Report of the Minister of Education for Ontario
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by La Martinière, Maximilien Antoine Cyprien Henri Poisson de, 1859-; Lacroix, Napoléon, 1855-
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Index in final volume of each session until 34th Parliament, 3rd Session (1991/93)
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Public Accounts of Canada 1878-1993
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Report of the Minister of Education for Ontario
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by Commission on Private Schools in Ontario.
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Bernard J. Shapiro, commissioner.
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