Municipal property and building commemorative naming committee

Every year the public is invited to suggest names for new and unnamed parks, trails, squares, buildings, structures and even public rooms within buildings, as part of the Guelph Municipal Property and Building Commemorative Naming Policy.A Naming Committee, comprised of City staff, Arts and Heritage Group representatives and Council appointed Guelph residents, will review, score and recommend to Council new names for City assets based on criteria laid-out in the Policy.Commemorative Naming Policy

Advisory Committee Procedures 94 KBSubmission form

In general

First consideration by the Naming Committee will be given to those names that have geographic, civic or historic significance of the neighbourhood/community where it shall be located.

Second consideration by the Naming Committee will be given to those names that fall under at least one of the following criteria:

  • The individual will have demonstrated excellence, courage or exceptional service to the citizens of the City of Guelph, the Province of Ontario or Canada.
  • The individual will have worked to foster equality and reduce discrimination.
  • The individual will have risked or given his/her life to save or protect others.
  • Where the individual is a current City employee, the individual will have made an outstanding contribution to the City of Guelph outside of his/her capacity and duties as a City employee or he/she maybe recognized for exceptional service once he/she is no longer a City employee.

For more information

Rory Barr Templeton
Landscape Planner
Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment
519-837-5616 extension 2436
rory.templeton@guelph.ca

2016/2017
Asset Named
City Hall Room 112 Marg MacKinnon Community Room
Woodlawn Road – Speed River Trail Robbie’s Path
Hanlon Creek Wetland Trail (Dawn Ave) Dodge Lane
Northumberland Street Bridge Veterans Memorial Bridge
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2015

No naming

2014

No naming

2013
Asset Named
Paisley and Edinburgh Park Blossom Junction
Water Street Park Silvercreek Park
Grangehill Ph.7 Park Starwood Park
Hanlon Business Park PSW Phelan Conservation Area
Hanlon Business Park Grove Phelan Heritage Grove
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2012
Asset Named
Kortright East Subdivision Park Jubilee Park
Michell Farm –Chillico Glen Ph. 2 Park Ellis Creek Park
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2011 
Asset Named
Northview Subdivision Park – 83 Wideman Boulevard Northview Park
Cityview Subdivision Park – 32 Cedarvale Avenue Cedarvale Avenue Park
Trans Canada Trail – GJR/ City Lands (Eramosa Road to Norwich Street, Marcon Street to Speedvale Avenue) Gus Stahlmann Trail
Intermodal Transit Terminal – 79 Carden Street East Guelph Central Station
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2010
Asset Named
Northern Heights Subdivision Park – 80 Simmonds Drive Wilson Farm Park
Morningcrest Subdivision Park – 15 Acker Street Morningcrest Park
Eastview Landfill – 186 Eastview Road Eastview Community Park
City Hall / POA Court Square Market Square
Conservation Estates Subdivision Park – 55 Revell Drive Lewis Farm Park
Westminster Woods Subdivision Phase 4 – 101 Baxter Drive Pinch Park
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