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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
Central Elgin  M  Elgin  Elgin County  - 
Chabanel  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Chaffey  G Twp  Muskoka Dist  -  - 
Chalk River  Town  Renfrew  Ottawa  - 
Chamberlain  AG Twp  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Chambers  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Champlain  A Twp  Prescott and Russell  Ottawa  - 
Chandos  G Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha  - 
Chapleau  AG Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Chapman  G Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Chapple  AG Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Charleston  -  Peel  Halton-Peel  early name for part of Caledon Town 
Charlottenburg  G Twp  Glengarry  -  - 
Charlotteville  G Twp  Norfolk  Norfolk County  - 
Charlton  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Charlton  Town  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  the smallest town in Ont ? 1975 pop of 182 
Charlton and Dack   M  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Chatham  G Twp  Kent  Kent County  - 
Chatham  City  Kent  Kent County  - 
Chatham-Kent  M  Kent  Kent County  - 
 
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