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Ontario Locator

The following list shows every municipality in Ontario (city, town, village, township, regional municipality) and all of the geographic townships which have belonged to a municipality. In other words everything that has or had a local government is here. The information came from two OGS publications. Dunford Municipal Records in Ontario: History and Guide OGS (2005) lists every Ontario municipality. Gartner and Prong Townships of the Province Of Ontario, Canada OGS (2007) lists all townships. Current and historical townships came from that book, but not the unorganized townships. You should refer to these books for more detail.

The "Type" column tells you what sort of municipality it is, generally its current status. There are two types of townships. A geographic township (G Twp) is a piece of land. You need to know this to find land records and to find where people lived. An administrative township (A Twp) is a form of government, often administering several geographic townships. You need this to find local records. RM means Regional Municipality.

Early names for many municipalities are given.

The list also shows the county and the OGS Branch the municipality is in.

At a future date the list will be expanded to include the former Police Villages and the current hamlets.

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Name Type County Branch Notes
Wasaga Beach  Village  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Waterdown  Village  Wentworth  Hamilton  - 
Waterford  Town  Norfolk  Norfolk County  - 
Waterford  -  Lanark  Ottawa  early name for Almonte Town 
Waterloo  -  Welland  Niagara Peninsula  early name for Fort Erie Town 
Waterloo  G Twp  Waterloo  Waterloo Region  - 
Waterloo  City  Waterloo  Waterloo Region  - 
Waterloo  County  -  Waterloo Region  - 
Waterloo  RM  -  Waterloo Region  - 
Waters  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Watford  Village  Lambton  Lambton County  - 
Watt  G Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Watt Cardwell Humphrey Christie Medora and Wood  A Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Wawanosh  G Twp  Huron  Huron County  - 
Wawanosh - East  G Twp  Huron  Huron County  - 
Wawanosh - West  G Twp  Huron  Huron County  - 
Webbwood  Town  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Welland  County  -  Niagara Peninsula  - 
Welland  City  Welland  Niagara Peninsula  - 
Welland City  -  Lincoln  Niagara Peninsula  early name (pre 1858) for Merriton Town 
 
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