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Fire Insurance Plans

A popular set held in the Map and Data Centre is the collection of small format (30 x 33 cm) Canadian fire insurance plans printed between 1951 and 1973. The following links will provide alphabetical lists by village/town/city within each province/territory and include the date, author and number of sheets of the original paper plan.

Fire insurance plans are for library use only. Small portions may be scanned or photocopied if necessary. Please be aware that copyright restrictions may apply. For inquiries on reproductions, please contact (1-800-268-8080) the copyright owner, at SCM Risk Management.

Please note that the following London plans are now available online:

Listings by Province

Another collection of small and large format (54 x 64 cm) plans printed between 1876 and 1973 can be found at the University of Western Ontario Archives website.

London plans are available in the Western Archives Reading Room. Please request all other plans in advance of your visit by phone (519) 661-2111 ext. 84046 or e-mail archives.services@uwo.ca.

Copyright-free images may be viewed on the Library and Archives Canada website.

For a list of plans held in other Canadian collections, you should consult Occasional Paper #6, entitled Catalogue of Canadian Fire Insurance Plans, 1875 - 1975, published by the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives.