Looking for Ontario topographic data and property line data; willing to purchase the latter. Shapefiles or file geodatabase files would be optimal. In terms of topographic data, I am looking for: basic outline of Ontario, county or municipal outlines, contour data, water (lines, poly, etc), buildings, and so forth.

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    Can you specify further in terms of the data file format, what kind of topographic details you're looking for, software you're using etc?
    – Joseph
    Jul 29, 2014 at 13:43

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You can also look at geogratis, which is a Canadian repository for all sorts of data http://geogratis.gc.ca/geogratis/MostPopular?lang=en this link will guide you to data related to topographic data.

Geobase as a good collection of administrative boundaries, such as Municipalities http://www.geobase.ca/geobase/en/data/admin/index.html


Along with the above mentioned sources, Land Information Ontario data is available, but I can't speak for its accuracy - http://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/land-information-ontario. What you probably want is featured on geogratis.

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    I work for a local municipality.... parcels are constantly being re-zoned and split. So I wonder how accurate the parcel lines for any open/free data would be. I know the process is usually updated by MPAC and takes several months - not sure if they do it across the board for Ontario though.
    – GISHuman
    Jul 29, 2014 at 18:20

For a nice set of topographic data for Ontario, there is a fun interactive map which allows you to:

  • Select various areas and zoom in at a high magnification
  • Enable a variety of active layers (such as contour lines, roads, water polygons, conservation areas and so on)
  • Download the selected areas into a number of formats (shp, AutoCAD DWG, DXF etc)

You will have to register with their website if you want to download the data.


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