Toronto, 1875

This is a map I worked on for a forthcoming book about a series of historical events in 19th century Toronto. The maps had to be greyscale for print and were designed for roughly 5″ x 7″ space.

Everything had to be traced manually from old fire insurance maps which I georeferenced and, interestingly, I was able to make this entirely in QGIS — including some manual label placement and even the orthogonal call-out lines.