Curated Collection of Vintage Toronto Maps

I found a bunch of cool vintage Toronto maps on the Toronto archives and the Toronto Public Library archives. Maps of specific neighbourhoods, plans for the city, the Toronto Islands and Toronto Harbour, as well as maps of statistical data can be found in abundance online or in person at the archives.

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1792 - Plan of Toronto Harbour, Joseph Bouchette
1792 – Plan of Toronto Harbour, Joseph Bouchette
1818 - Plan of York, Lieut. Philpotts
1818 – Plan of York, Lieut. Philpotts
1834 - Map of downtown Toronto east of Peter 1
1834 – Map of downtown Toronto east of Peter 1
1834, Map
1834, Map
1842 - Detail of topographical map of the city and liberties of Toronto
1842 – Detail of topographical map of the city and liberties of Toronto
1842 - Map of downtown Toronto east of Peter 2
1842 – Map of downtown Toronto east of Peter 2
1842 - Topographical map of the city and liberties of Toronto, James Cane
1842 – Topographical map of the city and liberties of Toronto, James Cane
1848 - A plan of Toronto Harbour in 1848. The town is still a compact grid at this point; in a few years a building boom will explode the boundaries considerably.
1848 – A plan of Toronto Harbour in 1848. The town is still a compact grid at this point; in a few years a building boom will explode the boundaries considerably.
1857 - Plan of the City of Toronto, Canada West, Fleming Ridout & Schreiber
1857 – Plan of the City of Toronto, Canada West, Fleming Ridout & Schreiber
1860 - Map of downtown Toronto east of Peter 2
1860 – Map of downtown Toronto east of Peter 2
1860 - Map of Lake Ontario
1860 – Map of Lake Ontario
1862 - Plan of the City of Toronto, H.J. Browne
1862 – Plan of the City of Toronto, H.J. Browne
1873 - City of Toronto compiled from surveys made to the present date, 1873
1873 – City of Toronto compiled from surveys made to the present date, 1873
1878 - Hart & Rawlinson's Map of the City of Toronto, with Suburbs of Yorkville, Parkdale, Seaton Village, Brockton, and Ben-Lamond
1878 – Hart & Rawlinson’s Map of the City of Toronto, with Suburbs of Yorkville, Parkdale, Seaton Village, Brockton, and Ben-Lamond
1879 - Birds Eye View of Toronto from New Album of Toronto Views
1879 – Birds Eye View of Toronto from New Album of Toronto Views
1884 - City of Toronto, published expressly for the Toronto City Directory by R. L. Polk & Company. Room %22S%22 Victoria Chambers, Toronto
1884 – City of Toronto, published expressly for the Toronto City Directory by R. L. Polk & Company. Room %22S%22 Victoria Chambers, Toronto
1887 - Star Engraving Co. map of Toronto
1887 – Star Engraving Co. map of Toronto
1889 - city of Toronto published for the Toronto City Directory, 1889
1889 – city of Toronto published for the Toronto City Directory, 1889
1891 - AlexanderCable
1891 – AlexanderCable
1891 - Plan of the City of Toronto and suburbs shewing new & old ward divisions
1891 – Plan of the City of Toronto and suburbs shewing new & old ward divisions
1892 - Toronto Railway Company’s Map Showing Street Railway Lines
1892 – Toronto Railway Company’s Map Showing Street Railway Lines
1895 - Foster’s vest pocket map of Toronto, 1895
1895 – Foster’s vest pocket map of Toronto, 1895
1895 - Map of the city of Toronto published by Might Directory Co. prepared in the office of John Galt, C. E. and M. E
1895 – Map of the city of Toronto published by Might Directory Co. prepared in the office of John Galt, C. E. and M. E
1898 - Cyclists' Road Map for the County of York Including Portions of Ontario, Peel and Simcoe, 1898
1898 – Cyclists’ Road Map for the County of York Including Portions of Ontario, Peel and Simcoe, 1898
1900 - York County
1900 – York County
1900? - Goad's map of city hall area
1900? – Goad’s map of city hall area
1900? - Goad's map of city hall area copy
1900? – Goad’s map of city hall area copy
1900? - Goad's map of north-east corner of Bay and Queen
1900? – Goad’s map of north-east corner of Bay and Queen
1900? - Goad's map of Queen and Church
1900? – Goad’s map of Queen and Church
1900? - Map of central city 2
1900? – Map of central city 2
1905 - Plan of the City of Toronto showing proposed diagonal streets
1905 – Plan of the City of Toronto showing proposed diagonal streets
1909 - Plan of the City of Toronto
1909 – Plan of the City of Toronto
1910? - Map of Ashbridge's Bay area
1910? – Map of Ashbridge’s Bay area
1913 - Map of Centre Island
1913 – Map of Centre Island
1919 - Still-births and Premature-births Map
1919 – Still-births and Premature-births Map
1921 - May 17 - Smallpox Map of Greater Toronto and Suburbs, 1919-1920
1921 – May 17 – Smallpox Map of Greater Toronto and Suburbs, 1919-1920
1927 -0 Map of City of Toronto
1927 -0 Map of City of Toronto
1932 - Toronto forty years ago
1932 – Toronto forty years ago
1934 - Population map, City of Toronto, (Electrical Department)
1934 – Population map, City of Toronto, (Electrical Department)
1939 - Map of business and industrial areas
1939 – Map of business and industrial areas
1970-72 - Proposed Pedestrian Mall System
1970-72 – Proposed Pedestrian Mall System
1972-86 - Map of St. Jamestown
1972-86 – Map of St. Jamestown
1978-87 - Map of PATH underground pedestrian system
1978-87 – Map of PATH underground pedestrian system
1978-87 - Map of proposed Exhibition Place redevelopment
1978-87 – Map of proposed Exhibition Place redevelopment
1978-87 - Map of proposed Exhibition Place redevelopment 2
1978-87 – Map of proposed Exhibition Place redevelopment 2
1980-98 - Map showing original Toronto street grid and shoreline
1980-98 – Map showing original Toronto street grid and shoreline
1980? - Map of waterfront
1980? – Map of waterfront
1984 - Map of downtown underground pedestrian mall system - Vintage Toronto Maps
1984 – Map of downtown underground pedestrian mall system

 

View more vintage Toronto maps on the Toronto Archives or the Toronto Public Library website.

 

 

 

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