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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
Wellesley  AG Twp  Waterloo  Waterloo Region  - 
Wellesley  Village  Waterloo  Waterloo Region  - 
Wellington  Village  Prince Edward  Quinte  - 
Wellington  County  -  Wellington County  - 
Wellington - Centre  A Twp  Wellington  Wellington County  - 
Wellington and Grey  County  -  Wellington County and Bruce and Grey  - 
Wellington North  A Twp  Wellington  Wellington County  - 
Wellington Square  -  Halton  Halton-Peel  early name (pre 1874) for part of Burlington City 
Wellington Waterloo and Grey  County  -  Wellington County - Waterloo Region - and Bruce and Grey  - 
Wentworth  County  -  Hamilton  - 
Wentworth and Halton  County  -  Hamilton and Halton-Peel  - 
Wentworth Halton and Brant  County  -  Hamilton - Halton-Peel - and Brant County  - 
West Elgin  M  Elgin  Elgin County  - 
West Grey  M  Grey  Bruce and Grey  - 
West London  Village  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
West Lorne  Village  Elgin  Elgin County  - 
West Niagara  -  Lincoln  Niagara Peninsula  early name (pre 1792) for Niagara-on-the-Lake Town 
West Nipissing  M  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
West Perth  M  Perth  Perth County  - 
West Toronto  City  York  Toronto  - 
 
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