Municipal property and building commemorative naming committee

Vacancies, how to apply, and current committee membership

Information regarding vacancies, how-to apply and current committee membership is available on the boards and committees page.

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.


About the Committee

Submission form

Commemorative Naming Policy

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 they maybe recognized for exceptional service once they is no longer a City employee.

For more information

Rory Barr Templeton
Landscape Planner
Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment
519-837-5616 extension 2436
[email protected]

Meeting archive


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

2016 Interactive map (PDF)


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

2013 Interactive map (PDF)


Asset Named
Kortright East Subdivision Park Jubilee Park
Michell Farm – Chillico Glen Phase 2 Park Ellis Creek Park

2012 Interactive map (PDF)


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

2011 Interactive map (PDF)


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

2010 Interactive map (PDF)