1889 Insurance Plan of the City of Toronto

Simple online access to the Atlas of the City of Toronto by the Chas. E. Goad Company.

Atlas Editions available: 188418901893189919031910, 1913, 1924.
Bonus Updates: 1880 Insurance Plan of the City of Toronto, 1889 Insurance PlanThe Great Toronto Fires of 1904 — and 1895
More Maps: Check out Historical Maps of Torontoincludes the 1858 WS Boulton Atlas and the 1842 Cane Topological Map of the City and Liberties of Toronto
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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
Sheet 68 Sheet 66 Sheet 67 Sheet 54 Sheet 54 Sheet 69 Sheet 69 Sheet 69 Sheet 69 Sheet 68 Sheet 54 Sheet 68 Sheet 58 Sheet 59 Sheet 60 Sheet 20 Sheet 21 Sheet 22 Sheet 61 Sheet 62 Sheet 63 Sheet 23 Sheet 24 Sheet 25 Sheet 70 Sheet 71 Sheet 72 Sheet 73 Sheet 122 Sheet 126 Sheet 130 Sheet 134 Sheet 74 Sheet 75 Sheet 76 Sheet 77 Sheet 78 Sheet 79 Sheet 150 Sheet 154 Sheet 158 Sheet 162

Toronto Central
Sheet 65 Sheet 64 Sheet 4 Sheet 5 Sheet 6 Sheet 7 Sheet 8 Sheet 9 Sheet 10 Sheet 10 Sheet 11 Sheet 89 Sheet 89 Sheet 90 Sheet 88 Sheet 87 Sheet 86 Sheet 85 Sheet 81 Sheet 83 Sheet 82 Sheet 84 Sheet 12 Sheet 13 Sheet 14 Sheet 15 Sheet 16 Sheet 17 Sheet 18 Sheet 19 Sheet 26 Sheet 27 Sheet 28 Sheet 29 Sheet 30 Sheet 31 Sheet 32 Sheet 33 Sheet 34 Sheet 35 Sheet 36 Sheet 37 Sheet 38 Sheet 39 Sheet 40 Sheet 41 Sheet 42 Sheet 43 Sheet 44 Sheet 46 Sheet 45 Sheet 47 Sheet 48 Sheet 49 Sheet 80 Sheet 50 Sheet 51 Sheet 54 Sheet 52 Sheet 79

Junction (note 1892 revision sticker!)
Junction2 Junction 3 Junction 4 Junction3 - different version Junction5 Junction5

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
Plan Key
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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