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On June 12, Toronto Metropolitan University Libraries will launch OMNI, an academic search tool designed to bring library search and service functions together to provide a seamless, one-stop search experience for users.


Geospatial Data Access

Search and Download Geospatial Data Resources available through the Geospatial Map & Data Centre

Recommended Resource:

Visit the webpage dedicated to Toronto Data Resources for a list of frequently downloaded datasets used in architecture applications including Property Data Maps, Land Parcels, Surface Contours, Aerial/orthophotography, and Building Heights data.

DMTI Spatial Inc – SMART Program Data Products (access via the GMDC Inventory and Scholars GeoPortal)

Data Sources for Architecture – Public Access

Open Data in Canada – Provinicial & Municipal Data Portals – Canada’s provincial and municipal Open Data sites that have been created to release freely available open data in Canada.

City of Toronto Zoning Consultation Map

City of Toronto Building Construction Date Map

City of Toronto Zoning By-Law Maps (1156-2010) – PDF Format

Toronto Neighbourhood Profiles – Demographics

City of Toronto Archives

Historical Maps of Toronto

ESRI Virtual Campus Course Access

Step 1: Select course(s) from the following list: ESRI Virtual Campus Courses

Step 2: Complete request form to access course codes:  Request ESRI Virtual Campus Courses

Rhinoceros Training

Dates and locations for Rhino training in and around the GTA: Rhino Training

Recommended Courses for Geography:

Learning ArcGIS Desktop (for ArcGIS 10)


ArcGIS for AutoCAD – Free Plug-in application

Converting shapefiles to AutoCAD format in ArcGIS – University of Toronto Map & Data Library

Workshop Resources

Architecture Workshop Data

Interior Design GIS Data