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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
Port Elgin  Town  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Port Elgin  -  Grenville  Leeds and Grenville  early name (pre 1878) for Cardinal Village 
Port Hope  Town  Durham  Kawartha  - 
Port Hope  M  Northumberland  Kawartha  - 
Port McNicoll  Village  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Port Nelson  -  Halton  Halton-Peel  early name (pre 1874 for part of Burlington City 
Port of Newcastle  -  Northumberland  Kawartha  early name (pre 1851) for Brighton Town 
Port Perry  Village  Ontario  Durham Region  - 
Port Rowan  Village  Norfolk  Norfolk County  - 
Port Sarnia  -  Lambton  Lambton County  early name (pre 1857) for Sarnia City 
Port Stanley  Village  Elgin  Elgin County  - 
Port Sydney  Village  Victoria  Kawartha  - 
Portland  G Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Portland and Hinchinbrooke  A Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Portland Barrie Clarendon and Kennebec  A Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Portsmouth  Village  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Potts  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Powassan  M  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Powassan  Town  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Powell  G Twp  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
 
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