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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
Medonte Tiny Tay North Orillia and Matchedash  A Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Medora  G Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Medora and Wood  A Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Melancthon  AG Twp  Dufferin  -  - 
Melba  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Melick  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Meredith  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Merlin  G Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  Listed as part of Simcoe Co in 1821. 
Mernersville  -  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  early name (pre 1868) for Mildmay Village 
Merricks Mills  -  Grenville  Leeds and Grenville  early name (pre 1829) for Merrickville Village 
Merrickville  Village  Grenville  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Merrickville-Wolford  Village  Grenville  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Merriton  Town  Lincoln  Niagara Peninsula  - 
Merritt  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Merrittsville  -  Welland  Niagara Peninsula  early name (1842 - 1858) for Welland City 
Mersea  G Twp  Essex  Essex County  - 
Metcalfe  -  Victoria  Kawartha  early name (pre c1855) for Omemee Village 
Metcalfe  G Twp  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County  - 
Methuen  G Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha  - 
Metropolitan Toronto  -  Toronto City  Toronto  - 
 
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