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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
Wiarton  Town  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Wicklow  G Twp  Hastings  Quinte  - 
Wicksteed  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Widdifield  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Wilberforce  -  Middlesex  London and Middlesex  early name for Lucan Village 
Wilberforce  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Wilberforce and North Algona  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Wild Land Reserve  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Wilke  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Wilkinsons Corners  -  Essex  Essex County  early name for Leamington Town 
Williams  G Twp  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
Williams - East  G Twp  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
Williams - West  G Twp  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
Williamsburg  G Twp  Dundas  -  - 
Williamsburg  Village  Dundas  -  - 
Williamson  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Williamstown  -  Victoria  Kawartha  early name (pre c1855) for Omemee Village 
Willingdon  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Willison  G Twp  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Willoughby  G Twp  Welland  Niagara Peninsula  - 
 
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