The Township of O’Connor is located within the Planning Area of the Lakehead Rural Planning Board in the District of Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario. O’Connor is located west and south of the City of Thunder Bay and is bordered by the Township of Gillies to the south, Paipoonge to the east, Marks to the west and by the Township of Conmee to the north.
The Township is located in an area of the Province that has a unique history of development and economy based on the natural environment.
The Township can be described as an area of rural development exhibiting a “rural” lifestyle having a local economy based on natural resources.
The protection and maintenance of the rural environment is important to the residents of the Township.
The concentration of development into distinct settlement areas is not a desired development pattern.
The Township as a whole is considered to be a rural “settlement” area by the residents.