On October 12, City Council adopted a new “Street and Neighbourhood Naming Policy.” The revision of the policy was prompted by a presentation from a resident who requested consideration of the renaming of West and South Railway Avenues to reduce confusion for those navigating the City while celebrating our region’s cultural history.
Council authorized Administration to explore the renaming of only West Railway Avenue through a community consultation process and the provision of public notice which will be conducted in early 2022.
The renaming of West Railway Avenue will have a very minimal impact on the city as there are no residential or business properties on the road. Only two agricultural parcels are located along the roadway. Administration suggested, and Council agreed, that changing the names of Railway and South Railway Avenues should not be considered due to the potential impact to residents and businesses on the roadways.
Mayor David Gillan stated, “Council agreed that the existence of three separate Railway Avenues in the City frequently causes confusion, especially for newcomers and visitors. In response, it was decided to proceed with the renaming of West Railway only as it ensures minimal impact to residents and business owners, while eliminating confusion.”
The new Street and Neighbourhood Naming Policy requires that the City notify potentially impacted stakeholders before implementing any street or neighbourhood name changes. After consultations by staff with the public, any proposed street or neighbourhood name changes must still be approved by City Council to be adopted.
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David D’Eon, Public Relations
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