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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
Nottawasaga and Osprey  A Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Nottawasaga Station  -  Simcoe  Simcoe County  early name (pre 1857) for Stayner Town 
O'Connor  AG Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
O'Neil  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Oakes  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Oakland  G Twp  Brant  Brant County  - 
Oakley  G Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Oakville  Town  Halton  Halton-Peel  - 
Ogden  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Oil Springs  Village  Lambton  Lambton County  - 
Ojibway  Town  Essex  Essex County  - 
Old Bradford  -  Simcoe  Simcoe County  early name for Bradford Town 
Old Bruce  -  Algoma Dist  SSM  early name for Bruce Mines Town 
Olden  G Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Olive  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Oliver  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Oliver Paipoonge  M  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Omemee  Village  Victoria  Kawartha  - 
Onaping  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Onaping Falls  Town  Sudbury RM  Sudbury District  - 
 
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