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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
Gower - North  G Twp  Grenville  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Gower - South  G Twp  Grenville  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Graham  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Grand Bend  Village  Lambton  Lambton County  - 
Grand Valley  Village  Dufferin  -  - 
Grant  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Grant  -  Cochrane Dist  -  early name for Hearst Town 
Grantham  G Twp  Lincoln  Niagara Peninsula  - 
Grattan  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Grattan Algona Griffith and Sebastopol  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Grattan and Algona  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Grattan and Wilberforce  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Gravenhurst  Town  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Greater Madawaska  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Greater Napanee  Town  LA  Kingston  - 
Greater Sudbury  City  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Greenock  G Twp  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Greenock and Culross  A Twp  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
Greenstone  M  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Grenville  County  -  Leeds and Grenville  - 
 
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