Teranet is an international leader in electronic land registration and is the exclusive provider of online property search and registration in Ontario. The company developed, owns and operates Ontario’s Electronic Land Registration System (ELRS) and facilitates the delivery of electronic land registration services on behalf of the Province. The ELRS is the means by which ownership of real property and interests on title are searched, recorded and transferred in the Province of Ontario.

Teranet also maintains online access to Ontario’s Writs System, enabling customers to perform electronic Writs searches. The Writs System manages and maintains data relating to writs of execution issued and filed under various Federal and Provincial (Ontario) statutes.

Teranet's ELRS enables customers to perform searches, submit title documents for registration and perform many other functions in what is widely recognized as one of the most advanced, secure and sophisticated electronic land registration systems in the world.

To date, Teranet has automated approximately 6 million parcels, representing more than 99.9% of Ontario’s parcel base. The company maintains a well-established user base, providing secure and reliable electronic services to a network of lawyers, paralegals, real estate brokers and agents, search houses, title insurers, financial institutions, governments, police services, utilities, investigators and appraisers.

In December 2010, the Government of Ontario extended its exclusive relationship with Teranet by 50 years, a commitment which demonstrates the Province’s confidence in the company’s ability to fulfill integral elements of the statutory responsibilities of the Ministry of Government Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

In addition to the company’s services for the Province of Ontario, Teranet offers a complementary suite of innovative electronic solutions to a network of more than 80,000 end users, 38 real estate boards and over 250 municipalities and institutions in the legal, real estate, government and financial markets. In a 2012 Customer Experience survey, Teranet garnered a score of 87.6% for this Value Added Solutions line of business.

Teranet’s array of Value Added Solutions include:

  • GeoWarehouse® – a web-based, centralized property information source that provides land professionals with mapping and research tools, professional reports, and enhanced features such as neighbourhood demographic information and streetscape imagery

  • Purview® – an online solution that provides Canadian financial institutions, mortgage lenders, property, title or mortgage insurers and real estate portfolio managers with automated valuation and fraud detection services

  • Ontario Parcel™ –  a collection of digital mapping data related to ownership, assessment and Crown parcels of land. It provides the foundation needed to support the spatial applications required by government and utilities

  • The Conveyancer® – a software solution that assists the legal community in managing workflow and information required in real estate transactions. Delivered through Do Process LP®, an independent subsidiary of Teranet.

Teranet is owned by Borealis, a leading global infrastructure investment manager and the infrastructure arm of the Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System.