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Canadian and Montreal Architecture


Locating Architectural Plans

Architectural plans may be found in several different ways. Frequently, reproductions of plans are included in journal articles and books. Specialized archives may also have plans, on paper, electronically, or both. Below are some tips to starting your search.


Start here by searching these journal databases. Note the dates of coverage:


Maps and Geospatial Data (Montreal and more)

Urban Planning Resources
Visit the Subject Guide for Urban Planning for resources such as:

  • McGill Library Urban Plan Collection 
    Database of reports and plans for urban and rural areas from all Canadian provinces. Some American and international material. Years covered at present are roughly 1950-2006. Database will provide a box number for the print material, which can be found along shelved along the south wall of the Blackader-Lauterman Collection on the 3rd floor of the Redpath Library Building.


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