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Where have the Ontario [physical] Land Records Gone?
Article posted: June 11, 2001
By Fawne Stratford-Devai

Land Records from the local offices might be found in any one of three places:
  1. A number of records from each office have been left in the local office as they have been deemed to be necessary for operational use. Many of these records are earmarked to go to the Archives of Ontario when their usefulness in the office is past.
  2. Some of the records are going immediately to the Archives of Ontario. These are either records of provincial significance, or records that complete their holdings for one copy of documents from every office.
  3. The remaining records are moving to museums, archives and/or other repositories in the local county.
  • Although the physical records have moved, they are available on microfilm in the local Land Registry Offices. Your research should always begin in the local Land Registry Office.
  • This list was updated in January 2001. As placement agreements are signed and the records transferred, the information below will be updated.
  • If you require access to the original documents, note:
      In many places, only the documents have been moved at the present time because the Ministry wants to be sure that the Abstract Index Books have been microfilmed before they are released for local placement. Please see the chart below for a general idea of what records have been moved to which location.
Registry Office Group What has
been Placed
ALGOMA Land Registry Office
Box 550, 420 Queen St E.
Sault Ste Marie ON P6A 5M8
Sault Ste Marie Public Library, c/o Linda Burtch
50 East St
Sault Ste Marie ON P6A 3C3
705-759-5230 Fax 705-759-8752
All Yes
BRANT Land Registry Office
80 Wellington Street
Brantford ON N3T 2L9
Brant Historical Society
Elizabeth Hunter, Curator
Brant County Museum and Archives
57 Charles Street
Brantford ON N3T 2W6
BRUCE Land Registry Office
Box 1690 203 Cayley Street
Walkerton ON N0G 2V0
Bruce County Museum and Archives
Barbara Ribey Director
PO Box 180
Southampton ON N0H 2L0
519-797-2080 Fax 519-797-2191
All July 1999
CARLETON/ OTTAWA Land Registry Office
4th Floor, Court House
161 Elgin St
Ottawa ON K2P 2K1
  Documents to 1888 at
Archives of Ontario
COCHRANE Land Registry Office
Box 580, 149 4th Ave
Cochrane ON P0L 1C0
  Nothing to place  
DUFFERIN Land Registry Office
10 Louisa Street
Orangeville ON L9W 3P9
Dufferin County Museum
Wayne Townsend, Director
PO Box 120
Rosemont ON L0N 1R0
Fax 705-435-9876
DUNDAS Land Registry Office
Box 645 5th St
Morrisburg ON K0C 1C0
Stormont, Dundas and Glengary County Library
4141 Brinstone Road
County Road 16
South Dundas
All Yes
DURHAM Land Registry Office
590 Rossland Rd East
Whitby ON L1N 9G5
  Documents to Archives of Ontario 
ELGIN Land Registry Office
4 Wellington St
St. Thomas ON N5R 2P2
Elgin St. Thomas Archives Association    
ESSEX Land Registry Office
3rd Floor 250 Windsor Ave
Windsor ON N9A 6V9
FRONTENAC Land Registry Office
1 Court St
Kingston ON K7L 2N4
Cataraqui Archaelogical Foundation
370 King St. West
Kingston ON K7L 2X4
City of Kingston Yes
Fairmont Home/
Frontenac Management Board
2069 Battersea Rd
Glenburnie ON K0H 1S0
Rest of
Frontenac County
GLENGARRY Land Registry Office
Box 668, 63 Kenyon St W
Alexandria ON K0C 1A0
Glengarry Historical Society
c/o David Anderson
P.O. Box 70
Williamstown ON K0C 1J0
All Yes
September 1999
GRENVILLE Land Registry Offices
7 King St W
Brockville ON K6V 3P7
  No pre-1935
documents to place
GREY Land Registry Office
595 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound ON N4K 3E3
Grey County Historical Society
c/o Roger Renton
Box 369
Durham ON N0G 1R0
HALDIMAND Land Registry Office
Box 310, 10 Echo St
Cayuga ON N0A 1E0
Haldimand County Museum and Archives
8 Echo St PO Box 38
Cayuga ON N0A 1E0
All Yes
HALIBURTON Land Registry Office
Box 270, Newcastle Street
Minden ON K0M 2K0
  Documents to
Archives of Ontario
HALTON Land Registry Office
491 Steeles Avenue East
Milton ON L9T 1Y7
  Documents to
Archives of Ontario
HASTINGS Land Registry Office
15 Victoria Avenue
Belleville ON K8N 1Z5
Seventh Town Historical Society
Ian E. Reilly, President
Marilyn Adams Centre
PO Box 35
Ameliasburgh ON K0K 1A0
All Yes
HURON Land Registry Office
38 North Street
Goderich ON N7A 2T4
Huron County Museum
Claus Breede, Director
All documents to
Archives of Ontario
Books to Museum
KENORA Land Registry Office
Box 1350, 220 Main Street South
Kenora ON P9N 3X7
Lake of the Woods Museum
300 Main St., P.O. Box 497
Kenors ON P9N 3X5
KENT Land Registry Office
40 William Street N
Chatham ON N7M 4L2
  Documents to Archives of Ontario Yes
LAMBTON Land Registry Office
Court House
700 North Christina St
Sarnia ON N7V 3C2
Lambton County Library
Maureen McKay
Box 3130 - 787 Broadway St
Wyoming ON N0N 1T0
519-845-3324 Fax 519-845-0700
All Yes
LANARK Land Registry Office
2 Industrial Drive
Almonte ON K0A 1A0
Lanark County Genealogical Society
c/o Marilyn Snedden
P.O> Box 512
Perth ON K7H 3K4
LEEDS land Registry Office
7 King St W
Brockville ON K6V 3P7
  No pre-1935 documents to place  
LENNOX & ADDINGTON Land Registry Office
2 Dairy Road Unit 10 Dale's Plaza
Napanee ON K7R 3T1
County of L &A Museum and Archives
Jennifer Bunting Archivist
97 St Thomas St E, Postal Bag 1000
Napanee ON K7R 3S9
613-354-3027 fax 613-354-3112
All Yes
August 1999
MANITOULIN Land Registry Office
Court House, 27 Phipps St
Gore Bay ON P0P 1H0
  Documents to remain in LRO  
MIDDLESEX Land Registry Office
Box 5600, 80 Dundas Street
London ON N6A 2P3
City of London Public Library
Galleria Mall
Middlesex West Yes
MUSKOKA Land Registry Office
15 Dominion Street North
Bracebridge ON P1L 2E7
  Documents to Archives of Ontario  
NIAGARA NORTH Land Registry Office
59 Church Street
St. Catharines ON L2R 3C3
Niagara Historical Society and Museum
43 Castlereagh St, PO Box 208
Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0
905-468-3912 Fax: 905-468-1728
Documents for Niagara town, Township; Niagara on the Lake Yes
West Lincoln Historical Society
288 Station Street
Smithville ON L0R 2A0
Documents for village/ town of Grimsby, North and South Grimsby Townships, Gainsborough & Caistor Yes
Niagara Falls Library
4848 Victoria Avenue
Niagara Falls ON L2E 4C5
Documents for town/city of Niagara Falls, Drummondville, Clifton, Stamford Township, Village of Chippawa, Willoughby Township Yes
Town of Lincoln
4800 South Service Road
Beamsville ON L0R 1B1
905-563-8205 Fax: 905-563-6566
Documents for Louth Township, Jordan, Beamsville, Clinton Township Yes
St. Catharines Museum
Welland Canals Centre - Lock 3
1932 Government Road
St. Catharines ON L2R 7C2 905-984-8880 Fax: 905-984-6910
Documents for Grantham Township, Merritton, Port Dalhousie, town/ city of St. Catharines Yes
NIAGARA SOUTH Land Registry Office
200 Division Street
Welland ON L3B 4A2
Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
Virginia Anger, Director
280 King Street, PO Box 572
Port Colborne ON L3K 5X8
905-834-7604 Fax: 905-834-6198
Documents for Humberstone Township and Village, Town and City of Port Colborne  
Welland Historical Museum
Angela Dyck
65 Hooker Street
Welland ON L3G 5G9
Documents for Crowland Township; village/ town/ city of Welland; Fonthill; Pelham Township; village/ town/ city of Thorold  
Fort Erie Historical Museum
Box 339
Ridgeway ON L0S 1N0
905-894-5322 Fax: 905-894-6851
Documents for Bertie Township, Crystal Beach, Ridgeway, Fort Erie, Bridgeburg  
Wainfleet Township Public Library
19M9 Park Street
Wainfleet ON L0X 1V0
Documents for Wainfleet Township  
NIPISSING Land Registry Office
360 Plouffe St
North Bay ON P1B 9L5
  Documents to remain in LRO  
NORFOLK Land Registry Office
Court House 2nd Fl, Box 9
530 Queensway West
Simcoe ON N3Y 4K8
Waterford and Townsend Historical Society
Spruce Row Museum
159 Nichol St
Waterford ON N0E 1Y0
All Yes
NORTHUMBERLAND Land Registry Office
Ste 105, 1005 William St
Cobourg ON K9A 5J4
Cobourg and District Historical Society/ Coburg Archives
c/o Karen Walker
P.O. Box 911
Coburg ON K9A 4W4
All from old Northhumberland LRO Yes
Port Hope Historical Society/ Port Hope Archives
c/o Ken MacPherson
17 Mill St. South
Port Hope ON L1A 2T1
All from old Port Hope LRO Yes
OXFORD Land Registry Office
75 Graham Street
Woodstock ON N4S 6J8
Oxford Historical Society    
PARRY SOUND Land Registry Office
28 Miller Street
Parry Sound ON P2A 1T1
  Documents to Archives of Ontario  
PEEL Land Registry Office
Box 1200
1st Floor 7765 Hurontario St
Brampton ON L6V 2L8
Region of Peel Archives
Peel Heritage Complex
9 Wellington St E
Brampton ON L6W 1Y1
905-457-3948 fax 905-451-4931
All Yes
August 2000
PERTH Land Registry Office
5 Huron Street
Stratford ON N5A 5S4
Stratford- Perth Archives
c/o Lutzen Riedstra
24 St. Andrew Street
Stratford ON N5A 1A3
January 2001
PETERBOROUGH Land Registry Office
2nd Floor, 300 Water St.
PO Box 7000
Peterborough ON K9M 8M5
PRESCOTT Land Registry Office
1020 Victoria Street, PO Box 302
L'Orignal ON K0B 1K0
La Regionale La Seigneurie
c/o Marie-Paule Houle, President
550 Higginson Street
Hawkesbury ON K6A 1H1
613-632-6656 Fax: 613-632-2029
PRINCE EDWARD Land Registry Office
Box 1310, 1 Pitt Street
Picton ON K0K 2T0
Prince Edward County Archives
D. Taylor
County Offices Drawer 1550
Picton ON K0K 2T0
613-476-2148 fax 613-476-8356
All Yes
July 1999
RAINY RIVER Land Registry Office
353 Church Street
Fort Frances ON P9A 1C9
  Documents to Archives of Ontario  
RENFREW Land Registry Office
Mike Gallagher, Registrar
400 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke ON K8A 3K8
Arnprior and District Archives    
STORMONT Land Registry Office
127 Sidney Street
Cornwall, ON K6H 3H1
Societe Franco-Ontarienne d'Histoire et de Genealogie
146 Chervrier Ave.
Box 1894
Cornwall ON K6H 6M6
613-932-1320 Fax 613-932-0360
All Yes
SUDBURY Land Registry Office
Suite 301, 199 Larch Street
Sudbury ON P3E 5P9
  All Yes
THUNDER BAY Land Registry Office
Suite 201, 189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 1A2
City of Thunder Bay Archives
500 Donald Street E
Thunder Bay ON P7E 5V3
807-625-3390 Fax 807-622-4212
All Yes
TIMISKAMING Land Registry Office
Box 159, 375 Main Street
Haileybury ON P0J 1K0
  Documents to remain in LRO  
VICTORIA Land Registry Office
Box 4000, Provincial Court Building
440 Kent St W
Lindsay ON K9V 4S5
  Documents to Archives of Ontario  
WATERLOO Land Registry Office
3rd Floor, 200 Frederick Street
Kitchener ON N2H 6N9
Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Archives
Evelyn Stettner, Clerk
150 Frederick Street
Kitchener ON N2G 4J3
519-575-4410 fax 519-575-4481
All - with the proviso that documents might be moved to area facilities Yes
WELLINGTON Land Registry Office
1 Stone Road West
Guelph ON N1G 4Y2
WENTWORTH Land Registry Office
Box 2112, 4th Floor 119 King St. W.
Hamilton ON L8N 3Z9
  Documents to Archives of Ontario 
YORK - TORONTO Land Registry Office
Box 108
3rd Floor, 20 Dundas St W
Toronto ON M5G 2C2
  Only documents from 1947  
YORK - NEWMARKET Land Registry Office
1st Floor 50 Eagle Street W
Newmarket ON L3Y 6B1
  No documents to place  

Article originally written to support the work of:
Association for the Preservation of Ontario Land Registry Office Documents

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