20 Eglinton Ave. West
Suite 1109, PO Box 2053
Toronto, ON  M4R 1K8


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TPLWU represents the 2,100 full and part-time library workers at the Toronto Public Library


Our Members

TPL staff serve the world’s busiest urban public library system, with more than 17.5 million visits a year to our 100 branches.

Our members are highly educated and dedicated professionals who reflect the diversity of our city and who devote their careers to preserving, organizing, enhancing and making more accessible the vast reservoir of human knowledge found in our libraries. Collectively, they are one of Toronto’s most valuable public resources.

Our Roots

Our roots as a union go back nearly one hundred years to the early days of the 20th century, when Toronto Civic workers began organizing. We are affiliated with the Canadian Union of Public Employees as Local 4948.


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@TPLLillianSmith: Want to support the United Way AND have ice cream? You can! TPL Workers Union local 4948 will be raising money for the United Way through sales at their ice cream truck. It will be in the neighbourhood Sept 16. @Local4948 @UWGreaterTO https://t.co/nDrPwYsu70
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@cityoftoronto: The clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, and in partnership with @torontolibrary, the TTC and @TOPublicHealth, a pop-up TTC bus vaccination clinic will be held at Rexdale Library on Monday, September 13 from 2 to 6 p.m.
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@LanrickBennett: The Social Infrastructure in #TorontoDanforth communities that has and continues to keep our local @torontolibrary branches going. On #LabourDay a nod to @Local4948 Thank You ✊🏾@TPLJonesLibrary @TPLRiverdale @4948president #ImLibraryPeople https://t.co/iy0YmQVB7s
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@pauldaniel28: Toronto #Labour #Unions Unite! @tsuOECTA stands with @cupelocal79 and @Local4948 @torontolabour #cavalcade 🚲 🚗 🎉! As we rise up for a just recovery! @dmdmitchell @4948president @OECTAProv https://t.co/QMdYTY1zbb
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One of @torontolibrary’s bookmobiles (affectionately known as “Big Blue”) will be joining the Labour Day cavalcade tomorrow travelling from Nathan Phillips Square to Queen’s Park. See you there! @torontolabour @CUPEOntario #HappyLabourDay https://t.co/mKY71jqndA