The Merril Collection is one of the Toronto Public Library’s three Special Collections. Begun with Judith Merril’s personal donation of artifacts, the Merril currently houses the largest public library collection of SFF on the continent. We’re talking books, periodicals, art, correspondence, manuscripts, etc. It’s an amazing place. And it’s just a few blocks away!
For the next several months, the Merril is offering an ongoing Saturday program, ‘Curator’s Choice’, which will highlight different aspects of the collection. Free, and only half an hour long, these mini-presentations are a really cool way to get a sense of the depth and breadth of the Merril’s fantastic collection (and even more fantastic staff).
The Merril is on the 3rd floor of the Lilian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library, at 239 College (one block east of Spadina). If you haven’t already visited, you really should.