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Old Posted Aug 28, 2011, 8:11 PM
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Historical Maps of Canada

A thread was recently started in the London section, but I thought it would be interesting to see historical maps of any kind, from across Canada. I am currently reading the Historical Atlas of Toronto, by Derek Hayes, which has some great examples! But I would love to see more, that demonstrate the development of our cities, provinces/territories, and nation.

Here's some to start

This one shows southwestern Ontario in 1957. Only a small section of the 401 has been completed.

http://www.ontarioroadmaps.ca/Maps/O...ears/57/57.htm

This is a city map of London, from 1875

http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historical...a/ontario.html

This is a city map of Toronto, from 1894

http://www.searchingtoronto.com/pict...894-large-map/
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This is a map of the Township of Ascot, from 1864.

http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/nmc/n0020161.pdf
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http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ca...berta1911.html

Alberta and Saskatchewan from 1911

Shows just how important the railways were in the development of communities back in the day
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outstanding Mtl maps.
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I have a small collection of historic maps from Quebec, more from Ontario though.

This is a photo from the inset of the 1957 Official Quebec Tourist Map


I'd love to see some maps from later in the 50s and 60s showing the development of the Autoroute network.
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I'm actually in the process of reading the Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley from the library which features some amazing old maps. Maybe I'll scan a few of 'em if I get around to it.
Here's a teaser here:
http://www.derekhayes.ca/vancouver.htm
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I'm actually in the process of reading the Historical Atlas of Vancouver and the Lower Fraser Valley from the library which features some amazing old maps. Maybe I'll scan a few of 'em if I get around to it.
Here's a teaser here:
http://www.derekhayes.ca/vancouver.htm
I would love to read that book. Looks like it was written by the same author as the Historical Atlas of Toronto, which I am currently reading. It's got some excellent maps in it!

Here's a teaser for it.
http://www.dmpibooks.com/book/histor...las-of-toronto
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Architype posted this in the St. John's thread a little while back.

1932 St. John's


http://collections.mun.ca/cdm4/item_...ISOBOX=1&REC=9

Includes many purposed streets that were never built.
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A Large Collection of Maps:

http://maps.chass.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/all_digital.pl

You can go to http://images.google.ca/
and search for historical maps canada

You can also search using Flirkr
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=manitoba+maps&f=hp - Manitoba Maps
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Any for Winnipeg 1950-1993 or Calgary 1960-1988?
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Architype posted this in the St. John's thread a little while back.

1932 St. John's


http://collections.mun.ca/cdm4/item_...ISOBOX=1&REC=9

Includes many purposed streets that were never built.
That's great, I own a house on Pennywell / Fitzpatrick (proposed street on that map) that was originally built in the 1920s and can clearly see the property there, I've always wondered how long there has been a dwelling on that spot.
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Official Manitoba Highways Maps dating back to 1926

http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/maparchive/...920covers.html
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Toronto (York), 1818





1851





Toronto & area (York County), 1860





1894





1912 streetcar map





1920s, showing municipal boundaries & wards





Original subway map, 1954





Ontario road map, from the 1940s I believe

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Calgary 1911-1914 fire insurance maps

Vol 1 (downtown area)
http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_a...-v8&back_url=()

Vol 2 (suburban area) Of course what was suburban then is innercity now
http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_a...-v8&back_url=()
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Really cool maps of Toronto and Montreal here. Not sure where to find any ones of Hamilton. A quick google image search returned some rather lame maps.
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HBC map of North American Discoveries from 1795 (with later additions)


Libraries and Archives Canada

http://goo.gl/BrE2Dh

Obviously, stitched together from two sections.
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Official Manitoba Highways Maps dating back to 1926

http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/maparchive/...920covers.html
I don't think Manitoba Highways have improved since then!
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