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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
Bidwell  G Twp  Manitoulin Dist     
Bigwood  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District   
Billings  AG Twp  Manitoulin Dist     
Binbrook  G Twp  Wentworth  Hamilton   
Birdtown    Norfolk  Norfolk County  early name for Simcoe Town 
Bismarck    Elgin  Elgin County  early name for West Lorne Village 
Black  G Twp  Cochrane Dist     
Black Creek    Lambton  Lambton County  early name (pre 1865) for Oil Springs Village 
Black River  A Twp  Cochrane Dist     
Black River-Matheson  A Twp  Cochrane Dist     
Blackstock  G Twp  Cochrane Dist     
Blake  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay   
Blanchard (Blanshard)  G Twp  Perth  Perth County   
Blandford  G Twp  Oxford  Oxford County   
Blandford-Blenheim  A Twp  Oxford  Oxford County   
Blenheim  Town  Kent  Kent County   
Blenheim  G Twp  Oxford  Oxford County   
Blezard  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District   
Blind River  Town  Algoma Dist  SSM   
Blind River  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  Listed in Agloma Dist in 1901 
 
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