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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
Bathurst  G Twp  Lanark  Ottawa   
Bathurst and South Sherbrooke  A Twp  Lanark  Ottawa   
Bathurst Burgess Sherbrooke  A Twp  Lanark  Ottawa   
Baxter  G Twp  Muskoka Dist     
Bayfield  Village  Huron  Huron County   
Bayham  G Twp  Elgin  Elgin County   
Bayham  M  Elgin  Elgin County   
Beachburg  Village  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Beachville  Village  Oxford  Oxford County   
Beamsville  Town  Lincoln  Niagara Peninsula   
Beange  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM   
Beardmore  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay   
Beatty  G Twp  Cochrane Dist     
Beaucage  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District   
Beaver Mills    Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  early name for Rainy River Town 
Beaverton  Village  Ontario  Durham Region   
Beckwith  AG Twp  Lanark  Ottawa   
Bedford  G Twp  Frontenac  Kingston   
Bedford Olden and Oso  A Twp  Frontenac  Kingston   
Beeton  Village  Simcoe  Simcoe County   
 
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