Folded Dimensions: 4.75" X 8.5"
Open Dimensions: 41 W X 25 H
Date Location: Front Cover & Legend
Cover Description: Dark blue bands at the top and bottom. "Ontario" and "1955" is in red with white highlighting. The provincial coat of arms is in the bottom portion of the map in 6 colors. A colored drawing depicting a bird's eye view of the Ontario Provincial Legislature Buildings in Toronto is in the center of the cover with the title "Parliament Buildings - Toronto".
Date Code: Non-Applicable
Southern Ontario Scale: 1" : 14 miles
Northern Ontario Scale: 1" : 28 miles
Main Legend Side Features: Map of Southern Ontario with legend, Index of Lakes, Index of Cities, Towns & Villages - (Southern Ontario).
Opposite Side Features: Close up maps of 27 communities, Map of Northern Ontario with legend, Mileage Tables, Illustrations of Regulatory Signs, No Passing Zone feature, Index of Cities, Towns and Villages - (Northern Ontario), Official Travel Information and Ontario Provincial Police Locations, Facts About Ontario Feature
Mileage Tables: Highways No.2 through to Highway No. 123 & Controlled Access Highways; QEW, 400, 401 & 402
Compiled & Drawn By: C. P. Robins, W, J, Fulton, Director of Planning
Prime Minister: Leslie M. Frost
Minister: Jas. N. Allan, Department of Highways
Deputy Minister: M. A. Elson, Department of Highways
Other: Copyrighted 1955 - Lithographed by Lawson & Jones Limited, London and Toronto
Note: This was the first year for producing a map, that when folded closed, was wider and shorter. The open map had different dimensions as well. Beside the legislature building, (which was built in 1893), the Whitney Black, named after Ontario Premier Sir James Whitney is visible to the right. It was Ontario's first government office building, built to accommodate the overflow of civil servants previously housed in the Legislative Assembly Building.
North Arrow Used On This Map
Legislative Buildings, Toronto
Whitney Block, Toronto
This was the last year for the "ER" sign, soon to be replaced with "QEW" signs. The stop sign was about to be changed on future maps as well.