Fonds C 277

Township plan collection

About these records

Township plan collection
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

898 plans

Scope and Content

Material in this collection is an artificial accumulation of plans received from numerous sources by the Archives of Ontario. The collection consists of plans for 455 townships in Ontario.

The plans are arranged alphabetically by township name, and within townships in chronological order according to the date of the plan.

Restrictions on Access
Some of the materials are restricted due to conservation reasons. Please consult inventory for C 277 for details. Researchers are to use reference copies where available. No access restrictions for remainder of collection.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright transferred to the Archives of Ontario by donor. No restrictions on reproduction or publication of material for which the donor is authorized to transfer the copyright to the Archives. Other material may require permission of third party copyright holders.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The majority of plans in the collection were created upon instruction from the Surveyor General's Office and its successors, as well as by non-government creators. However, many of the plans are of unknown provenance. The plans were acquired over many years by the Archives of Ontario from many sources.
Related Material

Township plans may also be found in Series RG 1-470, Ministry of Natural Resources township survey plans.

Office copies of township plans were used at the Ministry to record Crown patent information and/or to document locations. Originally held by the Patents Office, these plans are now available through the Archives of Ontario Reading Room as Series RG 1-100, Patent plans.


Title based on contents of fonds.

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