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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
Anson  G Twp  Victoria  Kawartha   
Anson & Hindon  A Twp  Haliburton  Kawartha   
Anson & Lutterworth  A Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Anson Galway Lutterworth Minden & Snowdon  A Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Anson Hindon & Minden  A Twp  Haliburton  Kawartha   
Anstruther  G Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Appleby  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District   
Aqueduct    Welland  Niagara Peninsula  early name (pre 1842) for Welland City 
Archipelago - The  A Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District   
Archville    Renfrew  Ottawa  early name (pre 1888) for Ottawa East Village 
Arigantimosa     Lambton  Lambton County  see Dawn Twp 
Arkona  Village  Lambton  Lambton County   
Armour  AG Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District   
Armstrong  AG Twp  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District   
Arnprior  Town  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Arran  G Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Arran & Amabel  A Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Arran & Elderslie  A Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Arran-Elderslie  M  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Artemisia  G Twp  Grey  Bruce & Grey   
 
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