Maps

Historical maps and atlases

Plan of Toronto Harbour, Joseph Bouchette, 1792, Series 726, Item 1

Plan of York, Lieut. Philpotts, 1818, Series 725, Item 90

Topographical map of the city and liberties of Toronto, James Cane, 1842, Series 726, Item 2

Plan of the City of Toronto, Canada West, Fleming Ridout & Schreiber, 1857, Series 88, Item 13

Plan of the City of Toronto, H.J. Browne, 1862, Series 726, Item 5

Fire insurance plan showing extent of fire, Charles Edwin Goad, 1904, Series 726, Item 105

Early maps sometimes show the names of land owners. In the 1790s, the government divided land into 100-acre parcels and gave each a concession number and a lot number. Concession and lot numbers are still used today to legally identify plots of land.

Detail of Topographical Map of the City and Liberties of Toronto, Cane, 1842, MT 255
Detail of Topographical Map of the City and Liberties of Toronto, Cane, 1842, MT 255


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