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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
Buckville    Northumberland  Kawartha  early name (pre 1819) for Cobourg Town 
Bulls Mill    Prince Edward  Quinte  early name (pre 1833) for Bloomfield Village 
Burford  G Twp  Brant  Brant County   
Burford Gore    Brant  Brant County  see Oakland Twp 
Burgess  G Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville   
Burgess - North  G Twp  Lanark  Ottawa   
Burgess - South  G Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville   
Burks Falls  Village  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District   
Burleigh  G Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Burleigh and Anstruther  A Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Burleigh Anstruther Chandos  A Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Burleigh Anstruther Chandos Cardiff Monmouth Harcourt and Bruton  A Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Burlington  City  Halton  Halton-Peel   
Burns  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District   
Burns Creek    Elgin  Elgin County  early name for Springfield Village 
Burpee  G Twp  Manitoulin Dist     
Burpee - East  G Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District   
Burpee and Mills  A Twp  Manitoulin Dist     
Burriss  G Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay   
Burton  G Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District   
 
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