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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
Peel  G Twp  Wellington  Wellington County  - 
Peel  RM  -  Halton-Peel  - 
Peel  County  -  Halton-Peel  - 
Peggys Landing  -  Grey  Bruce and Grey  early name (pre 1845) for Meaford Town 
Pegtown  -  Kent  Kent County  early name for Wheatley Village 
Pelee  AG Twp  Essex  Essex County  - 
Pelham  Town  Niagara RM  Niagara Peninsula  - 
Pelham  G Twp  Welland  Niagara Peninsula  - 
Pembroke  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Pembroke  City  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Penetangore  -  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  early name (pre 1875) for Kincardine Town 
Penetanguishene  Town  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Percy  G Twp  Northumberland  Kawartha  - 
Perry  AG Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Perrys Corners  -  Simcoe  Simcoe County  early name (pr 1849) for Cookstown Village 
Perth  Town  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
Perth  County  -  Perth County  - 
Perth East  A Twp  Perth  Perth County  - 
Perth South  A Twp  Perth  Perth County  - 
Petawawa  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
 
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