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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
Riverside  Town  Essex  Essex County  - 
Robb  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Rochester  G Twp  Essex  Essex County  - 
Rockcliffe Park  Village  Carleton  Ottawa  - 
Rockland  Town  Russell  Ottawa  - 
Roddick  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Rodney  Village  Elgin  Elgin County  - 
Rolph  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Rolph Buchanan Wylie and McKay  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Romney  G Twp  Kent  Kent County  - 
Rose  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Roseberry  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Ross  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Rosseau  Village  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Rousseauxs Mills  -  Wentworth  Hamilton  early name for Ancaster Town 
Roxborough  G Twp  Stormont  -  - 
Russell  AG Twp  Russell  Ottawa  - 
Russell  County  -  Ottawa  - 
Russell and Cambridge  A Twp  Russell  Ottawa  - 
Rutherford and George Island  A Twp  Manitoulin Dist  -  - 
 
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