26 March 2019

Ontario and Ottawa Maps

The Changing Shape of Ontario looks at the evolution of districts, counties and other administrative divisions since 1788, that's well before Ontario existed as an entity. Although the emphasis is to 1899 there are links to information as late as the beginning of this century.

The CBC ran a story in January on 7 maps that tell the story of Ottawa leading with maps held at the City Archives. The maps are reproduced in the article but in low quality. Several people commented the maps would need to be of higher quality to be useful. The archives do make a bit of money selling high-quality copies; I ordered an e-image version of one several weeks ago and am still waiting!

For more recent Ottawa information check out Maps of Ottawa from the City, especially geoOttawa which takes you right down to building level information.

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