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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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The number of pages returned are listed below.
There are 20 records per page.
Name Type County Branch Notes
Huron East  M  Huron  Huron County  - 
Huron Perth and Bruce  County  -  Huron County - Perth County - and Bruce and Grey  - 
Huron Shores  M  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Huron South  M  Huron  Huron County  - 
Huron-Kinloss  A Twp  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Hutton  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Hyman  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Idington  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Ignace  AG Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Ingersoll  Town  Oxford  Oxford County  - 
Ingersollville  -  Oxford  Oxford County  early name for Ingersoll Town 
Innisfil  G Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Innisfil  Town  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
International Bridge  Village  Welland  Niagara Peninsula  - 
Irish Corners  -  Victoria  Kawartha  early name (pre 1853) for Woodville Village 
Iron Bridge  Village  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Iroquois  Village  Dundas  -  - 
Iroquois Falls  Town  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Irwin  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Jaffray  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
 
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