Streets named after Veterans in 2016-2017

149 war casualties honoured as of November 2017

The City is proud to announce two new veteran-named streets in Guelph. Ambrous Crescent and Skinner Drive were named in honour of Archibald Charles Ambrous and Arthur Skinner.

A photo showing the veteran street sign for McCrae Boulveard. The sign is white and features a red poppy to the left of the street name. McCrae House is seen in the background.

McCrae Boulevard at Water Street, with McCrae house in the background.

Guelph’s first known Veteran street name is McCrae Avenue, named in 1941 after World War I hero, John McCrae, and later renamed McCrae Boulevard in 1956.

Since 1990, more war casualties have been honoured by naming 75 per cent of new city streets after Veterans. To date, 149 city streets have been named after Guelph’s war heroes, people of historical significance, and City staff who died while employed by the City. If you would like further information or to suggest a street name, please contact Planning Services at 519-837-5616.

This year we are honoured to add the following street names:


Veteran names Street name Subdivision location and plan number
Archibald Charles Ambrous (WWI) Ambrous Crescent 61M204 Kortright
Arthur Skinner Skinner Drive 61M206 Starwood