• 8th Floor Libraries Orientation

      The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library and Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library welcome you to a collaborative library orientation on the 8th floor!

      Wednesday, September 24, 2014
      2:00pm - 4:00pm
    • New Feature: Reference Service Schedule

      In order to assist you with your information needs more conveniently and effectively, we've added our reference team's schedule to our website here.
      Please feel free to contact us!

    • High Noon in Hong Kong: Negotiating over the Nomination Committee for the 2017 Chief Executive Election

      Dr. David Zweig (崔大偉), Chair Professor, Division of Social Science and Director, Center on Environment, Energy and Resource Policy Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will speak on May 27.

      Tuesday, May 27, 2014
      10:30am - 12:00pm
    • The recent donations in April 2014 include Mr. John Higginbotham’s donation, Mr. Jordan Wu's donation, and Mr. Ken Chui's donation.

      Recent Donations in April 2014

      The recent donations in April 2014 include Mr. John Higginbotham’s donation, Mr. Jordan Wu's painting, and Mr. Ken Chui's calligraphy.

      Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    • hong kong governance

      Governance in Hong Kong

      Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library would like to invite you to join the public speaking event by Mrs. Anson Chan (陳方安生) and Mr.

      Wednesday, April 9, 2014
      4:00pm - 6:00pm
    • crosscurrents project

      Hong Kong-Canada Crosscurrents Project Launch

      The launch features speeches about the project and life experiences of migration between Canada and Hong Kong. Following the Launch is a book talk of “Pray Standing” by Mr. Frank Ling, C.M., and Professor Bernard Luk.

      Thursday, February 27, 2014
      4:00pm - 6:00pm
    • yinglish

      "Yinglish/ Englishized Cantonese" and Cultural Identities in Hong Kong

      In Hong Kong, most people speak a hybrid language, which is a mixture of Cantonese and English and is a marker of the local identity.

      Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      2:00pm - 3:00pm
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  • Crosscurrents

    The Hong Kong-Canada Crosscurrents Project

    provides coordination and depository infrastructure for the research, collection development and public education of the effects of migrations and cultural connections between Hong Kong and Canada from the 1960s to the 2010s. More information about Crosscurrents...


  • Collections

    Hong Kong Basic Law Portal

    Hong Kong Basic Law Portal (香港基本法文獻網站)

    The Hong Kong Basic Law Portal, developed by the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library at the University of Toronto, serves as an online gateway to Basic Law research materials from major institutions around the world.
    Hong Kong Handover Collection

    Hong Kong Handover Collection

    With approximately half a million people of Hong Kong descent residing in the metropolitan regions of Vancouver and Toronto, Canada has one of the strongest Hong Kong communities abroad. Understanding the issues around the handover of Hong Kong’s sovereig
    Carl T. Smith Collection

    Carl T. Smith Collection

    This collection, consisting of 56 reels of microfilm, provides information on individuals, organizations, buildings, roads, land matters and important events relating to Hong Kong, Macau and China's coastal cities from the mid 19th century onward.
  • Welcome

    The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library is the largest research collection outside of Hong Kong and consists of 50,000 volumes, including 2,500 periodical titles, 1000 reels of microfilm, 7,000 newspaper clippings and an expanding collection of audio & visual materials on Hong Kong and Canada-Hong Kong studies.

  • Reference Schedule

    The weekly reference services schedule is available here.


    Winter Hours (September to December) 
    Mon - Thurs 10am - 7:30pm
    Fri 10am - 6pm
    Sat 12pm - 5pm
    Sun Closed

    Summer Hours (May to August)
    Mon - Thurs
     10am - 7pm
    Fri 10am - 6pm
    Sat & Sun Closed


    Robarts Library 8th Floor
    University of Toronto
    130 St. George Street
    Toronto, ON M5S 1A5

    Tel 416-946-8978
    Fax 416-946-3805