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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
Aberdeen Additional  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM   
Addington Highlands  A Twp  LA  Kingston   
Adelaide Metcalfe  A Twp  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County   
Admaston Bromley & Blythfield  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Ailsa Craig  Village  Middlesex  London - Middlesex County   
Albermarle & Eastnor  A Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Albermarle Eastnor Lindsay & St Edmunds  A Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Alfred & Plantagenet  A Twp  Prescott & Russell  Ottawa   
Algona - North  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Algona - South  G Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Algonquin - South  A Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District   
Algonquin Highlands  A Twp  Haliburton  Kawartha   
Alice & Fraser  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Alice & Stafford  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Alice Buchanan McKay Petawawa Rolph & Wylie  A Twp  Renfrew  Ottawa   
Amabel & Albermarle  A Twp  Bruce  Bruce & Grey   
Amherst Island  G Twp  Addington  Kingston   
Anson & Hindon  A Twp  Haliburton  Kawartha   
Anson & Lutterworth  A Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Anson Galway Lutterworth Minden & Snowdon  A Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
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