For those with an interest in examining both historic and contemporary maps of Toronto online, this Web site will prove to be a valuable and intriguing resource. Visitors may want to jump into the maps by looking through the index of 73 maps currently available for perusal. The historic maps featured here include a "Plan for Torento Harbour" from 1788 and a property development map of Toronto from 1915, along with 34 others. The 37 aerial photographs of Toronto range from those taken in 1965 to those taken as recently as 1997. One helpful feature of these digitally scanned images is that a magnifying feature allows users to focus with great detail on any area of interest. Finally, the site also offers a search engine, and the text from an exhibit titled, "Mapping Toronto's First Century: 1787-1884," for those with a keen interest in the history of cartography.
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