Last year, five Stittsville streets were required to undergo changes due to duplicate and similar sounding names since amalgamation with the City of Ottawa in 2001. Because of the public safety risk this poses with Ottawa’s Emergency Services, the Street Renaming Project was implemented to reconcile these challenges.
Names were suggested by members of the community and voted on by households living on the affected streets. The results were published in my November 4th electronic newsletter and on my website, http://www.shadqadri.com.
Now, as of March 13th, the names for Bell, Elm, Goulbourn, and Meadowland are now officially renamed.
Bell St (from Stittsville Main-Norway Spruce) is now Bobcat Way, Bell St (from Norway Spruce-West Ridge) is now Snowberry Way, Elm St is now Brae Crescent, Goulbourn St is now Henry Goulburn Way, and Meadowland Way is henceforth Turtleback Way. Long Meadow Way retained its name but residents have undergone a civic number change to the 900-series (ex: 23 Long Meadow Way is now 923 Long Meadow Way).
Please begin to use the new names when referencing the streets to emergency services or addressing mail through Canada Post. For any issues related to Canada Post, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-267-1177. For any other questions or concerns, I encourage residents to contact me and City staff, Rebecca Anderson, at Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca and Rebecca.Anderson@ottawa.ca.