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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
Fredericksburg - South  G Twp  LA  Kingston  - 
Fredericksburg Additional  G Twp  Lennox  Kingston  Part of LA Co before 1851 
Freeborn  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Freeman  G Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
French River  M  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Front of Escott  G Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Front of Leeds and Lansdowne  G Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Front of Yonge  AG Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Front of Yonge and Escott  G Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Frontenac  County  -  Kingston  - 
Frontenac - Central  A Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Frontenac - North  A Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Frontenac - South  A Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Frontenac Islands  A Twp  Frontenac  Kingston  - 
Frontenac Lennox and Addington  County  -  Kingston  - 
Frood Mine  Town  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Fulford  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Fullarton  G Twp  Perth  Perth County  - 
Gainsborough  -  Essex  Essex County  early name for Leamington Town 
Gainsborough  G Twp  Lincoln  Niagara Peninsula  - 
 
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