RESOURCES | Maps showing Land Parcel Data
The Ontario Government’s ‘Make a Topographic Map’ online utility (Ministry of Natural Resources)
It can be used to confirm modern land parcel data; you may center it to a location and zoom-level and save maps digitally for printing.
TIP: with each new location, re-enter the program from its home page: https://www.ontario.ca/page/topographic-maps
CENTER THE MAP on TOWNSHIP / CONCESSION / LOT
Most rural property descriptors follow the historical townships and lot locations. Alternately, search by street address (see below).
Start typing a Township name, or use the drop-down arrow to search alphabetically.
MAKE A PRINTABLE MAP
Click-drag the map to center it, and Use the + and – zoom buttons. At a certain zoom level, look for Con/Lot tags in the center of the lots. For those tags to appear on the digital print, stay at this zoom level.
The default resolution for the default PDF print is 96dpi. The default page size to print on is standard letter-sized. The area will be masked in pink. You can adjust the options.
LOCATE BY ADDRESS
TIP: Use the name of the larger municipality; in this example ‘Sydenham’ didn’t work, but ‘Meaford’ did. Keep it simple: if you have a road name and a rural route number, leave out the RR.
No street number? i.e. R.R. only? Check out Ken McKinlay’s Finding on the Ground – A Rural Route Address in Ontario.
Unsure of the modern municipality? At this site, go to the Township’s page and click the Info icon on the map.
MODERN PARCEL INFO
These labels are the modern Parcel descriptors, and may correspond with the historical lots shown on old maps. Sometimes through time, townships have become amalgamated or renamed.
LOOKING FOR OFFICIAL SURVEY or LEGAL PARCEL DATA?
ONland is the Ontario Government’s portal for Land Registry services.
IS THERE A LIST OF MODERN ADDRESSES for a LOT?
No, but at the Block level, there may be.. at ONland, above.
But here’s what you might do if you don’t have a street number: