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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
Nepean  G Twp  Carleton  Ottawa  - 
Nesterville  -  Algoma Dist  SSM  early spelling (pre 1923) for Nestorville Town 
Nestorville  Town  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Neustadt  Village  Grey  Bruce and Grey  - 
New Edinburgh  Village  Carleton  Ottawa  - 
New Hamburg  Town  Waterloo  Waterloo Region  - 
New Hope  -  Waterloo  Waterloo Region  early name (1835 - 1859) for Hespler Town 
New Johnstown  -  Stormont  -  early name (pre 1797) for Cornwall City 
New Liskeard  Town  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
New Tecumseth  Town  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
New Toronto  Town  York  Toronto  - 
Newark  G Twp  Lincoln  Niagara Peninsula  Early name for Niagara Twp 
Newark  -  Lincoln  Niagara Peninsula  early name (1792 - 1798) for Niagara-on-the-Lake Town 
Newboro  Village  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Newburgh  Village  Addington  Kingston  - 
Newbury  Village  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
Newcastle  Town  Durham  Durham Region  - 
Newmarket  Town  York  York Region  - 
Niagara  G Twp  Lincoln  Niagara Peninsula  - 
Niagara  RM  -  Niagara Peninsula  - 
 
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