Atlas Editions available: 1884, 1890, 1893, 1899, 1903, 1910, 1913, 1924.
Bonus Updates: 1880 Insurance Plan of the City of Toronto, 1889 Insurance Plan, The Great Toronto Fires of 1904 — and 1895
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Images courtesy of Toronto Public Library.
The Insurance Plan of 1889 is a more detailed version of Goad’s maps of Toronto -- the scale is larger. I added this plan as a bonus due to overwhelmingly positive feedback on the Atlases. Some uncertainty exists as to exactly what year this Plan is for. At a minimum, this plan is the 1880 Insurance Plan with revisions to 1889. (See the revision sticker on the main key map below). The TPL says that the plan is 'mislabelled as 1892' in their own catalogue (which is ridiculous -- why don’t they update the database records?!). Yet, on the Junction cover page, the revision sticker clearly indicates 1892. I suspect that the main Atlas is revised to 1889, and the Junction section is revised to 1892.
Click anywhere on the index maps to view the corresponding detail plate
Toronto West Half
Junction (note 1892 revision sticker!)
General plan showing Average pressures
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|Title Page of 1889 Toronto Insurance Plan -- note revision sticker, top right|
|Plan showing Fire Limits or Building Districts|
|Index to Insurance Plan|
|Index to Insurance Plan (cont’d)|
|Riverside -- I don’t have Sheet 2; if you find it in the TPL catalogue let me know and I’ll add it...|
Missing from the above: Sheet 2 of the Riverside section, and Sheet 1 of the Junction section. Also, sheet 59 is not a TPL scan; rather, it is a photo I took directly myself in the Baldwin Room at the Toronto Reference Library. Should you manage to extract either of these sheets from the TPL database, or find them elsewhere, please let me know and I’ll gladly set them up.
Download all images: 1889 FIP (zip file, ~165mb)
To find out more about these maps, read: Goad’s Atlas of Toronto: Online!
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