MNR Road Segment

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"


This data set can be used to identify roads and information about roads, which is part of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) business. The MNR plays a significant role by being one of the leading road authorities in Ontario. Roads under MNR jurisdiction may fall within the responsibility of several different MNR branches and program areas. They include:

  • Forests Division: Roads that are part of forest management, as described in the Class Environmental Assessment for Timber Management on Crown Lands in Ontario, are governed by the Crown Forest Sustainability Act.
  • Parks: Non-forestry roads within a provincial park or conservation reserve are governed by the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, which is administered by Ontario Parks.
  • Lands & Waters Branch: Other roads on Crown Land are governed by the Public Lands Act, which is administered by the Land Management Section.
  • Location based information related to resource access roads are a responsibility of both local and main office levels within the MNR. Geospatial data containing the x, y ground coordinates of the road centreline plus a series of descriptive attributes associated with the road is created and maintained through the MNR's corporate editing tool.
  • Resource access roads that meet the following definition are included:

  • A travel route that was constructed for and used by conventional street legal vehicles and may include winter roads. Recreation trails and short-term forest operation roads (skidder trails) or forest fire management (e.g. rehabilitated fire trail) are not included in MNR Road Segment.
  • The MNR Road Segment also contains roads not under the jurisdiction of the MNR (municipal roads and provincial highways) which are sourced from the Ontario Road Network (ORN). The ORN also contains resource roads which are sourced from the MNR Road Segment.
  • Supplementary tables can be used and are available for download from the additional documentation section.

    Additional Documentation