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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
Dingwall  -  Simcoe  Simcoe County  early name (1857 - 1864) for Stayner Town 
Dixons Corners  -  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  early name (pre 1888) for Athens Village 
Dixons Corners  -  Simcoe  Simcoe County  early name (pr 1849) for Cookstown Village 
Dobie  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Dome  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Doon  G Twp  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Dorchester  G Twp  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
Dorchester - North  G Twp  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
Dorchester - South  G Twp  Elgin  Elgin County  - 
Dorion  AG Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Dorothea  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Douro  G Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha  - 
Douro-Dummer  A Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha  - 
Dover  G Twp  Kent  Kent County  - 
Dover and Sombra  A Twp  Kent  Kent County  - 
Dover East  G Twp  Kent  Kent County  - 
Dover West  G Twp  Kent  Kent County  - 
Dowling  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Downie  G Twp  Perth  Perth County  - 
Downie Blanchard North Easthope South Easthope and Fullarton  A Twp  Huron  Huron County  - 
 
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