What's in the Archives

The City of Toronto Archives has over 10,000 maps and aerial photographs in its collection.

Online maps

Fire Insurance plans available online

Fire insurance plans

Fire insurance plans provide detailed information about buildings and neighbourhoods.

Our online collection is now fully available to MAC users. We have also added enhanced scans, and a street index with each year.

Historical maps available online

Historical maps and atlases

The Archives has scanned a number of historical maps in its collection. To view the other maps please ask Reference Desk staff for assistance.

Link to Toronto annexation map

Annexation Map

A map showing when different parts of the city were annexed to it.

Aerial photographs of Toronto from 1947 to 1992 available online

Aerial photographs

Aerial photographs in the Archives' collection document the City of Toronto for most years from 1947 to 1992.

Aerial photographs of Toronto's valley lands from 1937 to 1942, available online

Aerial photographs of valley lands

These aerial photographs of the Don and Humber River valleys, and other open spaces in Toronto, were taken from 1937 to 1942. They relate to early planning efforts to create a 'greenbelt' in the region