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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
Paisley  Village  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Paisley  -  Peel  Halton-Peel  early name (pre 1857) for Caledon East Village 
Pakenham  G Twp  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
Palmerston  Town  Wellington  Wellington County  - 
Palmerston  G Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Palmerston and South Canonto  A Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Palmerston North and South Canonto  A Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Papineau  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Papineau-Cameron  A Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Pardee  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Paris  Town  Brant  Brant County  - 
Parkdale  Town  York  Toronto  - 
Parke  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Parkhill  Town  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
Parkin  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Parry Sound  Town  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Parry Sound  District  -  Nipissing District  - 
Pattullo  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Pearson  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Pedley  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
 
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