• Happy Chinese New Year • Tempo of China Photo • 欢乐春节 •《时尚中国》图片展

      Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library & Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library


      Wednesday, January 27, 2016 to Friday, February 19, 2016
    • Watercolor and ink painting by Dickson Wu

      Painting Donation Ceremony

      Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library received a generous donation of a Chinese watercolor and ink painting from Mr. Dickson Wu (伍鐵生) , Honorary Life Chairman of Chinese Brush Art Assiciation of Canada.

      Friday, December 11, 2015
      11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Vivienne Poy Book Launch

      Come celebrate the launch of Vivienne Poy's new book, Heroes and Gamblers: The Survival and Good Fortune of the Poy Family.

      Friday, November 27, 2015
      5:30pm - 7:30pm
    • "我城故影 - Images of Our City" Photo Exhibition

      From June 24th to July 10th, the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library will be hosting an exhibition of Hong Kong photos, provided and curated by Old Hong Kong Photo (香港舊照片) and the Hong Kong Global Network.

      Wednesday, June 24, 2015 to Friday, July 10, 2015
      10:00am - 7:00pm
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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.

    Media Collection

    The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library (CHKL) media collection has approximately 500 titles in various formats, including more than 300 titles on DVD and VCD, and others on video cassette and CD.
    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
  • 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.


    Regular Hours (September to April) 
    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