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A township is a type of municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario. They can have either single-tier status or lower-tier status.
Ontario has 200 townships that had a cumulative population of 990,396 and an average population of 4,952 in the 2011 Census. Ontario's largest and smallest townships are Centre Wellington and Cockburn Island with populations of 26,693 and 0 respectively.
Under the former Municipal Act, 1990, a township was a type of local municipality.Under this former legislation, a locality with a population of 1,000 or more could have been incorporated as a township by Ontario's Municipal Board upon review of an application from 75 or more residents of the locality. It also provided that a township could include "a union of townships and a municipality composed of two or more townships".
In the transition to the Municipal Act, 2001, these requirements were abandoned and, as at December 31, 2002, every township that:
The current legislation also provides lower and single-tier municipalities with the authority to name themselves as "townships", or other former municipal status types such as "cities", "towns" or "villages", or generically as "municipalities".
|Former township||Change date||Change event||Current status||Remarks|
|Barrie Island||January 1, 2009||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Gordon/Barrie Island|
|Dack||January 1, 2003||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Charlton and Dack|
|Delhi||January 1, 2001||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Norfolk County|
|Dymond||January 1, 2004||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Temiskaming Shores|
|Glanbrook||January 1, 2001||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Hamilton|
|Gordon||January 1, 2009||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Gordon/Barrie Island|
|Goulbourn||January 1, 2001||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Ottawa|
|Marmora and Lake||March 14, 2001||Status change||Municipality|
|Michipicoten||June 5, 2007||Status and name change||Municipality||Name changed to Wawa|
|Norfolk||January 1, 2001||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Norfolk County|
|North Grenville||July 14, 2003||Status change||Municipality|
|North Himsworth||June 2, 2002||Status and name change||Municipality||Named changed to Callander|
|Osgoode||January 1, 2001||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Ottawa|
|Rideau||January 1, 2001||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Ottawa|
|Shedden||October 1, 2004||Status and name change||Town||Name changed to Spanish|
|Shuniah||January 2, 2011||Status change||Municipality|
|West Carleton||January 1, 2001||Dissolution||—||Amalgamated into Ottawa|
|West Grey||December 2, 2002||Status change||Municipality|
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