CPRS Toronto collection mini virtual tour at the Toronto Reference Library


The CPRS Toronto Collection is a public relations resource centre, consisting of a collection of outstanding journals and books on public relations. It is located at the Toronto Reference Library (Bloor & Yonge Streets in Toronto), and is sponsored by the Canadian Public Relations Society Toronto in partnership with the Founding Donors and International Teledata Group.

The collection is searchable through MetroCat on the library’s Internet gateway. It is also can be accessed remotely across Canada through IntelliSearch (a fee-for-service, bill back to clients, product of the Toronto Public Library).

Toronto Public Library provides information in a variety of formats. These include books, videos, periodicals and online databases and websites. Additional help is available by consulting a librarian in the branch, calling Answerline (416-393-7131) or by contacting the reference desk.

Past President, Lawrence Stevenson, APR with Toronto Reference Library Foundation Manager

Getting Started

The following titles can be found in the Business Information Centre on the 3rd floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

Searching the Library Catalogue

Suggested Subjects and Keywords:

  • Corporate image — Canada — Case studies
  • Public relations- Canada
  • Public relations — United States
  • Public relations consultants — United States – Biography
  • Public relations – Vocational guidance
  • Publicity — Case studies

Suggested Titles:



Case Studies


Corporate Image

Crisis Management

Directories and Handbooks



Media Relations



Public Relations and Internet


Checking the Shelves

List relevant call numbers:

  • 651.7
  • 658.45
  • 659
  • 659.02
  • 659.2
  • 659.45


The following titles can be found in the Periodicals Centre on the 4th floor of the Toronto Reference Library.