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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
South-West Oxford  A Twp  Oxford  Oxford County  - 
Southampton  Town  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Southgate  A Twp  Grey  Bruce and Grey  - 
Southwest Middlesex  M  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
Southwold  AG Twp  Elgin  Elgin County  - 
Spadina Heights  -  Toronto City  Toronto  early name (pre 1924) for Forest Hill Village 
Spanish River  A Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Spence  G Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Spragge  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Springer  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Springfield  Village  Elgin  Elgin County  - 
Springwater  A Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
St Catharines  City  Lincoln  Niagara Peninsula  - 
St Charles  M  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
St Clair and Sombra  A Twp  Kent  Kent County  - 
St Clair Beach  Village  Essex  Essex County  - 
St Edmunds  G Twp  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
St Isidore  Village  Prescott  Ottawa  - 
St Isidore de Prescott  -  Prescott  Ottawa  early name (1882 - 1989) for St Isidore Village 
St Joseph  AG Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
 
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