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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
Shallow Lake  Village  Grey  Bruce and Grey  - 
Shaver  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Shaw  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Shawanaga  G Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Shedden  A Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Sheffield  G Twp  Addington  Kingston  - 
Sheffield Anglesea and Kaladar  A Twp  Addington  Kingston  - 
Sheffield Kaladar and Kennebec  A Twp  Addington  Kingston  - 
Sheguiandah  G Twp  Manitoulin Dist  -  - 
Shelburne  Town  Dufferin  -  - 
Sheldon Mills  -  Hastings  Quinte  early name for Stirling Village 
Shenston  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Sheppards Falls  -  Lanark  Ottawa  early name for Almonte Town 
Sherborne  G Twp  Haliburton  Kawartha  - 
Sherborne et al  A Twp  Haliburton  Kawartha  Sherborne McClintock Livingstone Lawrence and Nightingale 
Sherbrooke  G Twp  Haldimand  Haldimand County  - 
Sherbrooke  G Twp  Carleton  Ottawa  - 
Sherbrooke - North  G Twp  Carleton  Ottawa  - 
Sherbrooke - South  G Twp  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
Sherwood  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
 
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