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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
Brooke-Alvinston  A Twp  Lambton  Lambton County   
Brookes Mill    Lambton  Lambton County  early name for Alvinston Village 
Brougham  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Browns Corners    Lambton  Lambton County  early name (pre 1854) for Watford Village 
Bruce  G Twp  Bruce  Bruce and Grey   
Bruce  County    Bruce and Grey   
Bruce County United Townships    Bruce  Bruce and Grey  see Kincardine etc Twp 
Bruce Mines  Town  Algoma Dist  SSM   
Brudenell  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Brudenell and Lyndoch  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Brudenell Radcliffe Raglan and Lyndoch  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Brunel  G Twp  Muskoka Dist     
Brunel and Stephenson  A Twp  Muskoka Dist     
Brussels  Village  Huron  Huron County   
Bruton  G Twp  Haliburton   Kawartha  This twp is within Algonquin Park 
Buchanan  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Bucke  G Twp  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District   
Buckles  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM   
Bucks Crossing    Grey  Bruce and Grey  early name for Hanover Town 
 
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