In 2001, 11 former cities and townships were amalgamated into the new City of Ottawa. Combining these municipalities resulted in many duplicate and similar sounding street names as many of our communities share local history and geography.
Following amalgamation, the primary focus for resolving street name problems was the elimination of identical street names and street type designation (i.e. Main Street former Goulbourn and Main Street former Ottawa, and is now known as Stittsville Main Street).
However, Stittsville as well as the City of Ottawa as a whole, still has a number of street names that can cause confusion, not only to area residents but to Emergency Services, and require resolution.
Stittsville has 6 street names that are similar and or identical to other streets within the City of Ottawa which can be problematic and are now in the process of accepting replacement street names. The lists of streets listed below have been confirmed and will require name or civic number changes.
Property owners who will be specifically affected will be notified by mail.
They are as follows:
- Bell Street
- Goulbourn Street
- Elm Crescent
- Long Meadow Way
- Meadowland Drive
- Walker Road
City staff are accepting replacement street name suggestions which will then be screened to ensure they are appropriate. Information about the street name change process and how you can be involved in the selection of a new name for these streets is available on the City’s website at www.ottawa.ca/streetchanges . Those submitting names to recognize a person will also be required to submit an application for Commemorative Naming approval. The replacement street names will be reviewed by the City and a final decision will be made by the Director of Building Code Services under delegated authority from Council and following consultation with myself.
If you are interested in submitting a street name change for the aforementioned streets in Stittsville please provide your recommendations by February 1st, 2016 to Rebecca Anderson, Program and Project Management Officer, with the Building Code Services Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-580-2424, ext. 28121.