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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
Wilmot  AG Twp  Waterloo  Waterloo Region  - 
Wilsons Mills  -  Wentworth  Hamilton  early name for Ancaster Town 
Winchester  G Twp  Dundas  -  - 
Winchester  Village  Dundas  -  - 
Winchester  -  Dundas  -  early name (1845 - 1875) for Chesterville Village 
Windermere  Village  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Windham  G Twp  Norfolk  Norfolk County  - 
Windsor  City  Essex  Essex County  - 
Wingham  Town  Huron  Huron County  - 
Wisner  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Wolfe Island  G Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Wolford  G Twp  Grenville  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Wollaston  AG Twp  Hastings  Quinte  - 
Wood  G Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Woodbridge  Village  York  York Region  - 
Woodhouse  G Twp  Norfolk  Norfolk County  - 
Woodstock  City  Oxford  Oxford County  - 
Woodville  Village  Victoria  Kawartha  - 
Woodyatt  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Woolwich  AG Twp  Waterloo  Waterloo Region  - 
 
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