The Japan Foundation, Toronto is no longer located in the Colonnade building. Thank you for your 20 years of patronage there.

We are currently closed and hope to open mid-to-late October at our new location, on the third floor of Hudson’s Bay Centre, 2 Bloor St. East, Suite 300.

Please see our moving page for details and important dates.


The Japan Foundation Toronto Library is a public lending library for anyone interested in Japan and Japanese culture. It maintains a collection of over 20,000 Japan-related print and audiovisual materials in English, Japanese and French, emphasizing language study, art, literature, history and culture.

Visitors are welcome to study in the library, watch a film at one of the viewing stations, and explore our collection of manga, CDs, DVDs, fashion magazines and other great resources in the Pop Culture Corner.

Our catalogue is available online in web and mobile formats for you to browse at home. Registered users may renew their materials and place holds on items using our online account system: Click here to sign in.

Inquiries: 416-966-2935
Fax: 416-966-0957