Fonds C 295

Town and city plan collection

About these records

Town and city plan collection
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

544 plans

Scope and Content

The Town and city plan collection is an artificial accumulation of plans received by the Archives of Ontario. The collection consists of plans for 183 Ontario towns and cities.

Plans include information such as street grids, names of patentees, details concerning the status of lots, as well as information concerning physical features. Later plans provide street railway routes, ward boundaries, the location of public buildings and land use.

The plans are arranged alphabetically by the name of the principal community.

Restrictions on Access
Some of the materials are restricted due to conservation reasons. Researchers are to use reference photostats 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 for the Surveyor General's Office or the Department of Crown lands 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, Ministry of Natural Resources. While these accessions have not yet been processed, preliminary lists of the township plans are available.


Title based on contents of collection.

Finding Aid
An online list of the plans is available.

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How to order these records

From our Reading Rooms

Consult the online list to narrow down your search. Order plans by reference code and container barcode. If the list states that a copy is available, please inform the staff when you place your order.

Scroll up to "Finding Aid" for more information about any available finding aids or listings.

Online Images

Digital images of all or some of these records are available for online research in the Visual Database.

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By Microfilm Interloan
This material is not available through Interloan.