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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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The number of pages returned are listed below.
There are 20 records per page.
Name Type County Branch Notes
Rainham  G Twp  Haldimand  Haldimand County  - 
Rainy River  Town  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Rainy River  District  -  Thunder Bay  - 
Raleigh  G Twp  Kent  Kent County  - 
Rama  G Twp  Ontario  Simcoe County  - 
Ramara  A Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Ramsay  G Twp  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
Ramsayville  -  Lanark  Ottawa  early name for Almonte Town 
Ranger  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Rat Portage  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Rat Portage  Town  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Rathbun  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Ratter  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Ratter and Dunnet  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Rawdon  G Twp  Hastings  Quinte  - 
Rawdon Mills  -  Hastings  Quinte  early name for Stirling Village 
Rayside  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Rayside-Balfour  Town  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Reach  G Twp  Ontario  Durham Region  - 
Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne  G Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
 
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