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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
Sydenham Village  -  Grey  Bruce and Grey  early name (pre 1857) for Owen Sound City 
Syine  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Tait  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Tally-Ho  -  Algoma Dist  SSM  early name (pre 1886) for Iron Bridge Village 
Tara  Village  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Tarbox Corners  -  Peel  Halton-Peel  early name (pre 1857) for Caledon East Village 
Tarbutt  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Tarbutt Additional  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional  A Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Tarentorus  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Tarentorus and Rankin  A Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Tavistock  Village  Oxford  Oxford County  - 
Tay  AG Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Tay Valley  A Twp  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
Taylor  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Teck  G Twp  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Tecumseh  Town  Essex  Essex County  - 
Tecumseth  -  Simcoe  Simcoe County  early name (1860 - 1874) for Beeton Village 
Tecumseth  G Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Teeswater  Village  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
 
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