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Photos aériennes noir et blanc de gestion des forêts

Following the guidance of public health and government authorities on the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Archives of Ontario in-person services will be closed until further notice. 

This applies to our reading room, tour program, travelling exhibit loans,  and access to our classroom, exhibition space and facilities located at 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd.

Online services to the public will continue to be available through:

- our website at

- telephone at 416-327-1600 or 1-800-668-9933 Toll-Free Number (Ontario only)

- email at

At present, we are only processing critical requests which are required for legal or humanitarian reasons.  Once operations resume, all other requests will be processed in the order that they were received.

We thank you for your co-operation.

Black and White Aerial Forestry Photos

Welcome to the Black and White Ministry of Natural Resources Aerial Photography Selection interface.

This interface serves as an index to the Forest Resource Inventory (FRI) aerial photography collection (RG 1-429-7), and displays photographic coverage for areas in the Province of Ontario.

To search for a photo, click the Ontario map in the location closest to the photo you want. Users can navigate through the different layers of the map within the interface and zoom in on locations of interest. Once at the lowest level, you will see individual dots that represent an area for which we hold photos and the years of those photos.

For more information on how to use this tool, please click here.

Please note: If you use this tool to order photo(s) for reproduction, the photo(s) will be reproduced for you and you will be charged for the photo(s). For information about formats and fees, click here.

To learn more about these records consult the Archives of Ontario User Guide 232: Finding Ministry of Natural Resources Aerial Photography [Word, PDF], or visit the Archives Descriptive Database record for RG 1-429-7.

The Archives of Ontario is collecting your personal information to provide
access to the public to MNR photographs in the custody of the Archives.
Your personal information will be used by the Archives of Ontario to process
your retrieval and/or reproduction requests. If you have any questions
about the collection of your personal information please contact:

Customer Service Supervisor
Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Boulevard
Toronto ON M7A 2C5
Tel: 416 327-1600

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