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UER Forum > Canada: Ontario > Fire Insurance Plans... (Viewed 307 times)
iamnotagun 


Location: Erin, Ontario
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Fire Insurance Plans...
< on 7/5/2018 7:48 PM >
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A friend of mine who is well versed in urban planning and such mentioned Fire Insurance Plans to me a while back.

If anyone is unfamiliar with the term, Fire Insurance plans provide detailed information about buildings and neighbourhoods. They usually date back, decades or even centuries. Information like the character of the outside and inside construction of buildings, building heights, occupancy or use of individual or groups of buildings, street widths, property lines etc can all be found within a Fire Insurance plan.

Most universities or public libraries have Fire Insurance plans available to the public either online or at the library itself.

While of course information and landscape has changed I found them interesting and potentially useful to urban exploring. Even for those who love draining can find information on tunnel systems within a Fire Insurance plan. It may also give historic insight to properties that remain.

University of Waterloo has a pretty good library of Fire Insurance plans pertaining to the area and much of Southwestern Ontario.

https://uwaterloo....re-insurance-plans




The Viscount Andrew Dalton 


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< Reply # 1 on 7/31/2018 12:36 PM >
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This is a good find! Will have to giv'er a check next time I'm down in the 'Loo.

The city of Toronto has some online, but they're just high level maps - does this archive contain more detailed info like floor plans?




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iamnotagun 


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< Reply # 2 on 8/6/2018 5:11 PM >
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Each city seems to be different as far as what the maps show.

So far I haven't found much in the way of floor plans, but maybe you will have more luck!

I know the University of Waterloo database has quite a bit of Southwestern Ontario and the GTA so you may want to check and see what they have/see if anything pertains to your location




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