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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
Alice Buchanan McKay Petawawa Rolph & Wylie  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Allan  G Twp  Manitoulin Dist     
Allandale  Village  Simcoe  Simcoe County   
Allen  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District   
Alliston  Town  Simcoe  Simcoe County   
Almonte  Town  Lanark  Ottawa   
Alnwick  G Twp  Northumberland  Kawartha   
Alnwick/Haldimand  A Twp  Northumberland  Kawartha   
Alvinston  Village  Lambton  Lambton County   
Amabel  G Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Amabel & Albermarle  A Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Amaranth  AG Twp  Dufferin     
Ameliasburgh  G Twp  Prince Edward  Quinte   
Amherst    Northumberland  Kawartha  early name (pre 1819) for Cobourg Town 
Amherst Island  G Twp  Addington  Kingston   
Amherstburg  Town  Essex  Essex County   
Ancaster  G Twp  Wentworth  Hamilton   
Ancaster  Town  Wentworth  Hamilton   
Anderdon  G Twp  Essex  Essex County   
Anglesea  G Twp  Addington  Kingston   
 
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