Council focuses on heritage in the naming of new roads in Oakville

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 – for immediate release

Council focuses on heritage in the naming of new roads in Oakville

At their meeting on January 23, Council approved the town’s street naming procedure for new roads in Oakville, which introduces standards for heritage names and commemorative names to recognize local citizens in addition to the current standard practice.

“This new street naming procedure complements Council’s ongoing work in heritage preservation. It ensures our community recognizes and celebrates its history and people,” Mayor Rob Burton said.

Generally, street names need to be agreed upon between the town and the developer, are one word in length, should be easy to spell, pronounce, and follow a theme. With the new procedure, heritage street names and commemorative street names will be incorporated into new developments. The use of heritage names will reflect the historical significance of the area.

Also new to Oakville, is the naming of a street after a local veteran. The town is obtaining permission to use the poppy symbol on street signs that honour a veteran.

The new street naming procedure was endorsed by the Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee in December 2011, and will take effect immediately.

More information on this new procedure is available in the January 17, 2012, Administrative Services Committee report from the agendas and minutes section on this site.

Media contacts:

Dan Cozzi
Director, Engineering and Construction
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext.3303
dcozzi@oakville.ca

Mary Jo Milhomens
Senior Communications Advisor 
Town of Oakville 
905-338-4244 
mmilhomens@oakville.ca


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Council focuses on heritage in the naming of new roads in Oakville