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Lots of street name suggestions, but few meet City’s criteria

(ABOVE: Boxty, a traditional Irish potato pancake, was suggested as a new name by a Goulbourn Street resident.)

UPDATE, JUNE 28: City extends street naming process to August 12


The City of Ottawa received 236 suggestions for six streets in Stittsville requiring a name change, but only 26 met the criteria for acceptable street names.

“I didn’t know this either before I was in the street name business. Because we have so many streets out there, it’s hard to find a new name. It’s hard to find words that are clear and sound distinct. This is all about emergency responders,” says Fran├žoise Lecrouart, a manager with the City of Ottawa’s building code services department. Continue reading


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