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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
Work  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Worthington  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Wroxeter  Village  Huron  Huron County  - 
Wylie  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Wyoming  Village  Lambton  Lambton County  - 
Yarmouth  G Twp  Elgin  Elgin County  - 
Yarrow  G Twp  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Yates  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Yonge  G Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
York  RM  -  York Region  - 
York  County  -  Toronto and York Region  - 
York  now Toronto City  York  Toronto  - 
York  G Twp  York  Toronto  - 
York (Borough)  City  York  Toronto  - 
York - East  G Twp  York  Toronto  - 
York - North  G Twp  York  Toronto  - 
York and Peel  County  -  York Region and Halton-Peel  - 
York Mills  -  Haliburton   Kawartha  early name (pre 1861) for Bancroft Town 
York Ontario and Peel  County  -  York Region - Durham Region - and Halton-Peel  - 
York River  -  Haliburton   Kawartha  early name (1861 - 1879) for Bancroft Town 
 
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