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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
Alba  G Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  Listed in Simcoe Co in 1821 
Albermarle  G Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Albermarle & Eastnor  A Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Albermarle Eastnor Lindsay & St Edmunds  A Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Alberton  A Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay   
Albion  G Twp  Peel  Halton-Peel   
Aldborough  G Twp  Elgin  Elgin County   
Alexandria  Town  Glengarry     
Alfred  G Twp  Prescott  Ottawa   
Alfred  Village  Prescott  Ottawa   
Alfred & Plantagenet  A Twp  Prescott & Russell  Ottawa   
Algoma  District    SSM   
Algona  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Algona - North  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Algona - South  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Algonquin - South  A Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District   
Algonquin Highlands  A Twp  Haliburton  Kawartha   
Alice  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Alice & Fraser  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Alice & Stafford  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
 
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