Maps Collection

The map collection is located on the Research Level of the Main Library in the Reference, Genealogy, and Mary C. Shantz Local History Collection.

Atlases, gazetteers, as well as current and historical maps are available for onsite consultation.

Our map collection is national in scope, though the library does have some international atlases in its circulating collection.


  • Street maps of major Canadian cities
  • Topographic maps of Northeastern Ontario
  • Canadian atlases, including road atlases as well as historical ones
  • Geographic Data Inventory Folios (GDIF) for the Northeastern Region of Ontario
  • Thematic maps such as language distribution in Canada, fur trade, railways, mineral distribution, etc.
  • Ontario Townships


  • Historical maps dating back to the 1886
  • Current ward maps
  • Zoning maps
  • Satellite and aerial maps
  • Planning maps
  • Geological maps
  • Electoral maps
  • Trail maps
  • Fire Insurance Plans
  • Traffic flow maps
  • District Conservation Authority Maps