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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
Oneida  G Twp  Wentworth  Hamilton  - 
Onondaga  G Twp  Brant  Brant County  - 
Ontario (first)  County  -  Kingston  - 
Ontario (second)  County  -  Durham Region and Simcoe County  - 
Opasatika  A Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Ops  G Twp  Victoria  Kawartha  - 
Orangeville  Town  Dufferin  -  - 
Ordan  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Orford (North and South)  G Twp  Kent  Kent County  - 
Orillia  G Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Orillia  City  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Orillia - North  G Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Orillia - South  G Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Orillia and Matchedash  A Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Oro  G Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Oro and South Orillia  A Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Oro-Medonte  A Twp  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Osbornes Corners  -  Welland  Niagara Peninsula  early name for Fonthill Village 
Osgoode  G Twp  Carlton  Ottawa  - 
Oshawa  City  Ontario  Durham Region  - 
 
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