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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
Rear of Yonge and Escott  G Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Red Lake  M  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Red Lake  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Red Rock  AG Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Reesorville  -  York  York Region  early name for Markham Town 
Renabie  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Renfrew  Town  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Renfrew  County  -  Ottawa  - 
Richards  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Richardson  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Richmond  G Twp  LA  Kingston  - 
Richmond  Village  Carleton  Ottawa  - 
Richmond Hill  Town  York  York Region  - 
Rickard  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Riddell  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Rideau  A Twp  Ottawa-Carleton RM  Ottawa  - 
Rideau Lakes  A Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Ridgetown  Town  Kent  Kent County  - 
Ridout  G Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Ripley  Village  Bruce  Bruce and Grey  - 
 
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