A Present from the Past - Maps!

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Kingston Book Collection

More than fifty wonderful maps are available from MADGIC, the Maps & GIS Department of Queen's University Libraries.  They include the following--click to view the maps online in pdf format:

Frontenac County Maps

Fire Insurance Plans

These detailed maps are especially useful because they include the street addresses for most buildings.

  • 1893    Village of Odessa  (in-library only, KFPL Special Collections Room)
  • 1898    Village of Sydenham  (in-library only, KFPL Special Collections Room)
  • 1904    Village of Yarker  (in-library only, KFPL Special Collections Room)
  • 1908    City of Kingston - see City of Kingston-Historical Maps; click View Map > More Info
  • 1911    City of Kingston  - see our previous blog entry with shortcuts
  • 1924    City of Kingston  - see City of Kingston-Historical Maps; click View Map > More Info
  • 1929    City of Kingston  (in-library only, KFPL Special Collections Room)
  • 1947    City of Kingston  (in-library only, KFPL Special Collections Room)
  • 1963    City of Kingston  (in-library only, KFPL Special Collections Room)

Aerial Photos

The following aerial photos are available online from the City of Kingston's Historical Maps collection. Tip: click Swipe It to compare the photo to a recent aerial view. The street names are not marked on the photos.

  • 1953    Air Photo of Kingston
  • 1955    Air Photo of Kingston
  • 1957    Air Photo of Kingston
  • 1970    Air Photo of Kingston
  • 1978    Air Photo of Kingston
  • 1990    Air Photo of Kingston
  • 2004    Air Photo of Kingston
  • 2008    Air Photo of Kingston
  • 2011    Air Photo of Kingston

Ontario Locator

Which township? Which county? To find out, type the name of a town or village into the Ontario Locator. Both current and historical jurisdictions are included.

Changing Boundaries of Ontario

Do you ever wonder whether to use the term Upper Canada, Canada West, and Ontario?  When and where did Midland District exist?  The Archives of Ontario has a very handy set of online maps called "The Evolution of the District and County System 1788-1899" in their online exhibit "The Changing Shape of Ontario."  It includes a map for each of the following years:

  • 1788
  • 1792
  • 1798
  • 1826
  • 1838
  • 1845
  • 1851
  • 1882
  • 1899