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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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The number of pages returned are listed below.
There are 20 records per page.
Name Type County Branch Notes
Arthur  G Twp  Wellington  Wellington County   
Arthur  Village  Wellington  Wellington County   
Arthur & Luther  A Twp  Wellington  Wellington County   
Arthur & Minto  A Twp  Wellington  Wellington County   
Ashburnham  Village  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Ashby  G Twp  Addington  Kingston   
Ashfield  G Twp  Huron  Huron County   
Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh  A Twp  Huron  Huron County   
Ashmore  G Twp  Thunder Bay Dist  Thunder Bay   
Askin  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District   
Asphodel  G Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Asphodel-Norwood  A Twp  Peterborough  Kawartha   
Assiginack  AG Twp  Manitoulin Dist     
Aston  G Twp  Nipissing Dist  Nipissing District   
Athens  A Twp  Leeds  Leeds & Grenville   
Athens  Village  Leeds  Leeds & Grenville   
Athol  G Twp  Prince Edward  Quinte   
Atikokan  AG Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay   
Attlee  G Twp  Sudbury Dist  Sudbury District   
Atwood  A Twp  Rainy River Dist  Thunder Bay   
 
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