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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
Sarawak  G Twp  Grey  Bruce and Grey  - 
Sarnia  City  Lambton  Lambton County  - 
Sarnia  G Twp  Lambton  Lambton County  - 
Saugeen  G Twp  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Saugeen  -  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  early name for Southampton Town 
Saugeen Shores  Town  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Sault Ste Marie  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Sault Ste Marie  City  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Saurin.  -  Simcoe  Simcoe County  early name for Elmvale Village 
Scadding  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Scarborough  G Twp  York  Toronto  - 
Scarborough  City  Metro Toronto  Toronto  - 
Scarfe  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Scholes  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Schreiber  AG Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Schwenger  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Scoble  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Scollard  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Sconeville  -  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  early name for Chesley Town 
Scott  G Twp  Ontario  Durham Region  - 
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