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Accessing Fire Insurance Plans at the Simcoe County Archives

​​​​​​​The Simcoe County Archives hold a number of Fire Insurance Plans (FIPs) for municipalities located in the County. FIPs are large format urban maps originally commissioned by insurance companies. They were used to assess different sites and buildings for risk of fire and to establish insurance rates.  The plans include information such as what a structure is made of (brick or wood) and also identify different types of residential dwellings and commercial buildings. For researchers, FIPs offer a snapshot of what a commercial district looked like at the time of the plans creation.

This page includes a list of FIPs for different municipalities located within Simcoe County. They are listed alphabetically and organized chronologically. Some FIPs are available for review online.  

978-21 Fire Insurance Plan of Elmvale, 1904

978-21 Fire Insurance Plan of Elmvale, 1904 

 Note: The digital copies linked to this resource are available as part of the Charles E. Goad Company fonds held by the Library and Archives of Canada. 

Copyright notice: FIPs held by the Simcoe County Archives are made available for research purposes only. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission from the copyright holder for all other uses. 


Fire Insurance Plans 

A PDF version of this resource is also available: SCA Guide ​to FIPs

Municipality 
Plans SCA Access Other Access 

ALLISTON 

1926  

4 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 

 

BARRIE 

1888 (revised to 1900)  

9 sheets 

Charles E. Goad 

Available at Archives 



 

BARRIE 

& ALLANDALE 

1888 (revised to 1904)  

9 sheets 

Charles E. Goad 

Available at Archives 


 

BARRIE 

1907 (revised to 1910)  

29 sheets 

Charles E. Goad   

Available at Archives 



 

BARRIE  

1907 (revised to 1917)  

29 sheets 

Charles E. Goad  

Available at Archives 

Digital copy available


 



 

Available online 

LAC Reference: 

R6990-199-0-E 

BARRIE 

1923 (revised to 1931)  

14 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 


 

BARRIE 

1923 (revised to 1946)  

14 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau 

Available at Archives 



 

BARRIE 

1971 

COPY NO. 15  

57 sheets 

Available at Archives 



 

BEETON 

1926 

3 sheets ​​

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 



 

BELLE EWART 

1936 

2 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 



 

BRADFORD 

1889 

1 sheet 

Charles E. Goad 

Available online 

LAC Reference: 

R6990-222-2-E 

BRADFORD 

1924  

3 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 



 

COLDWATER 

1926  

2 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 

Digital copy available


 

COLLINGWOOD 

1955 

22 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 



 

COOKSTOWN 

1885 (revised to 1904) 

1 sheet 

Charles E. Goad 

Digital copy available 

Available online 

LAC Reference: 

R6990-272-6-E 

CREEMORE 

1904 

1 sheet 

Charles E. Goad 

Digital copy available 

Digitized 

Available online 

LAC Reference: 

R6990-284-2-E 

CREEMORE 

1929  

2 sheets 

3 copies 

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 



 

ELMVALE 

1900 (revised to 1904)  

2 sheets 

Charles E. Goad  

Available at Archives 

Digital copy available


 

Available online 

LAC Reference: 

R6990-339-1-E 

ELMVALE 

1939  

2 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 



 

MIDLAND  

1904 (revised to 1911) 

18 sheets 

Charles E. Goad 

Digital copy available


Available online 

LAC Reference: 

R6990-470-X-E 

MIDLAND 

1946  

15 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau 

Available at Archives 



 

ORILLIA 

1928 (revised to 1941)  

18 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau 

Available at Archives 



 

PENETANGUISHENE 

1895  

4 slides  

Unknown 

Available at Archives 


 

PENETANGUISHENE 

1912 

7 sheets 

Charles E. Goad 

Digital copy available

Available online 

LAC Reference: 

R6990-582-X-E 

PENETANGUISHENE 

1946  

13 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 

 

STAYNER 

1924  

3 sheets 

2 x copies 

Underwriters Survey Bureau 

Available at Archives 



 

TOTTENHAM 

1890 

2 sheets 

Charles E. Goad  

 

 

Available online 

LAC Reference: 

R6990-688-4-E 

TOTTENHAM 

1928 

3 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau 

Available at Archives 

 

VICTORIA HARBOUR  

1890  

2 sheets 

Charles E. Goad  

Available at Archives 

Available online 

LAC Reference: 

R6990-696-3-E 

WASAGA BEACH 

1936  

3 sheets 

Underwriters Survey Bureau  

Available at Archives 

 

WAUBAUSHENE 

1890  

1 sheets ​

2 x copies 

Charles E. Goad  

Available at Archives 

Available online 

LAC Reference: 

R6990-715-3-E 



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