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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
Cochrane  District  -  -  - 
Cochrane  Town  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Cockburn Island  AG Twp  Manitoulin Dist  -  - 
Code  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Cody  G Twp  Cochrane Dist  -  - 
Colborne  G Twp  Huron  Huron County  - 
Colborne  Village  Northumberland  Kawartha  - 
Colchester  G Twp  Essex  Essex County  - 
Colchester North  G Twp  Essex  Essex County  - 
Colchester South  G Twp  Essex  Essex County  - 
Cold Creek  -  Hastings  Quinte  early name for Frankford Village 
Coldwater  Village  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Coleman  AG Twp  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Collingwood  G Twp  Grey  Bruce and Grey  - 
Collingwood  Town  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Colter  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Conger  G Twp  Parry Sound Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Coniston  Town  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District  - 
Conmee  AG Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Connell  G Twp  Kenora Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
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