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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
North Algona-Wilberforce  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
North Bay  City  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
North Falls  -  Muskoka Dist  -  early name (pre 1864) for Bracebridge Town 
North Kawartha  A Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha  - 
North Middlesex  M  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
North Perth  Town  Perth  Perth County  - 
North Shore - The  A Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
North Toronto  Town  York  Toronto  - 
North West Lanark  A Twp  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
North York  City  Metro Toronto  Toronto  - 
Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands  Town  Manitoulin Dist  -  - 
Northern Bruce Peninsula  M  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Northumberland  County  -  Kawartha and Quinte  - 
Northumberland and Durham  County  -  Kawartha - Quinte - and Durham Region  - 
Norwich  AG Twp  Oxford  Oxford County  - 
Norwich  Village  Oxford  Oxford County  - 
Norwich - North  G Twp  Oxford  Oxford County  - 
Norwich - South  G Twp  Oxford  Oxford County  - 
Norwood  Village  Peterborough  Kawartha  - 
Nottawasaga  G Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
 
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