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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
Lapierre  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Larder Lake  A Twp  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Larder Lake  Town  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
LaSalle  Town  Essex  Essex County  - 
Lash  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Latchford  Town  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Latchford  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Laurentian Hills  Town  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Laurentian Valley  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Laurier  G Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Lavant  G Twp  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
Lavant Dalhousie and North Sherbrooke  A Twp  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
Law  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Lawrence  A Twp  Haliburton  Kawartha  Within Algonquin Provincial Park 
Laxton  G Twp  Victoria  Kawartha  - 
Laxton Digby and Bexley  A Twp  Victoria  Kawartha  - 
Laxton Digby and Longford  A Twp  Victoria  Kawartha  - 
Leamington  M  Essex  Essex County  - 
Leamington  Town  Essex  Essex County  - 
Leaside  Town  York  Toronto  - 
 
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