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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
Draper  G Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Draper and Oakley  A Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Draper Oakley Macauley Ryde and Stephenson  A Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Drayton  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Drayton  Village  Wellington  Wellington County  - 
Dresden  Town  Kent  Kent County  - 
Drummond  -  Huron  Huron County  early name (pre 1877) for Blyth Village 
Drummond  G Twp  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
Drummond-North Elmsley  A Twp  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
Drummondville  -  Welland  Niagara Peninsula  early name for Niagara Falls (village) 
Drummondville  -  Huron  Huron County  early name (pre 1877) for Blyth Village 
Drury  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Drury Dennison and Graham  A Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Dryden  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Dryden  City  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Dublin  -  York  York Region and Toronto  very early name for York Twp  
Dubreuilville  A Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Dudley  G Twp  Haliburton  Kawartha  - 
Dufferin  County  -  -  - 
Dumfries  G Twp  Halton  Brant County and Waterloo  - 
 
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