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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
Ellice  G Twp  Perth  Perth County  - 
Ellice and Mornington  A Twp  Huron  Huron County  - 
Elliot Lake  G Twp  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Elliot Lake  City  Algoma Dist  SSM  - 
Elm Flats  -  Simcoe  Simcoe County  early name for Elmvale Village 
Elma  G Twp  Perth  Perth County  - 
Elmira  Town  Waterloo  Waterloo Region  - 
Elmsley  G Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Elmsley - North  G Twp  Lanark  Ottawa  - 
Elmsley - South  G Twp  Leeds  Leeds and Grenville  - 
Elmvale  Village  Simcoe  Simcoe County  - 
Elora  Village  Wellington  Wellington County  - 
Elzevir  G Twp  Hastings  Quinte  - 
Elzevir and Grimsthorpe  A Twp  Hastings  Quinte  - 
Embro  Village  Oxford  Oxford County  - 
Emily  G Twp  Victoria  Kawartha  - 
Emo  A Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay  - 
Englehart  Town  Timiskaming Dist  Nipissing District  - 
Enniskillen  AG Twp  Lambton  Lambton County  - 
Ennismore  G Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha  - 
 
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