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Bookin it Toronto - Maria A Shchuka

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Hidden : 6/28/2016
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Geocache Description:

Part of a series taking you to some of our favourite places to spend time in Toronto.

Maria A Shchuka Library is located at 1745 Eglinton Ave W. Posted coordinates are for the parking lot.

When the library first opened at this location in 1951, the story-and-a-half, red-brick building included York Township Public Library administrative and technical services offices, book storage space and a bookmobile garage. Since then there have been multiple renovations increasing the size of the building and moving the other services elsewhere.

This library was renamed in 1997 in honour of Maria A Shchuka who had been head librarian of the location from 1979-1996.

Maria A Schucka library is one of four in the city that host the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage collections. The others are York Woods, Malvern and Parkdale. As a whole, the collection features over 16,000 print and audiovisual materials for adults, children and teens about the Black and Caribbean historical and cultural experience – with special emphasis on Canadian material. This collection is recognized as one of the most significant Black and Caribbean heritage collections in Canada. It is an invaluable resource for the Black and Caribbean community as well as students and researchers

Field Puzzle - cache is not at the posted coordinates.  You will have to collect some information at the different waypoints to find the container.  The container is located inside the library and so will not be available at all times.  Plan your visit accordingly.

Waypoint 2 - How many bikeracks are at this spot?  Subtract 3 from this number = A

Waypoint 3 - What is the second number of the bus route that stops here?  = B

Waypoint 4 - How many bricks on the west side of the flowerbed have words on them?  The first number of your total = C

Waypoint 5 - How many different photos are displayed on the flowerbed here?  Subtract 6 = D

Cache can be found inside at R BAB.CD Shc  You do not need to solve for R, but it is important for finding the container. 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pnyy ahzore

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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