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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
Bloomfield  Village  Prince Edward  Quinte   
Blount  G Twp  Cochrane Dist     
Blue  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay   
Blue and Worthington  A Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay   
Blue Mountains  Town  Grey  Bruce and Grey   
Bluewater  M  Huron  Huron County   
Blyth  Village  Huron  Huron County   
Blythfield (Blithfield)  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Bobcaygeon  Village  Victoria  Kawartha   
Bobcaygeon-Verulam  M  Victoria  Kawartha   
Bolger  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM   
Bolton  Village  Peel  Halton-Peel   
Bolton Mills    Peel  Halton-Peel  early name for Bolton Village 
Bond  G Twp  Cochrane Dist     
Bonfield  AG Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District   
Bonfield  Town  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District   
Bonnechere Valley  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Bosanquet  G Twp  Lambton  Lambton County   
Bosanquet  Town  Lambton  Lambton County   
Bothwell  Town  Kent  Kent County   
 
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