Commemorative Street Naming Policy

By-Law Number
As Amended by

Legislative History: Enacted September 19, 2017 (By-law No. CPOL.- 215-467); Amended June 26, 2018 (By-law No. CPOL.-306-297)

Last Review Date: July 25, 2023

Service Area Lead: Director, Planning and Development

1. Policy Statement

The Commemorative Street Naming Policy is intended to provide guidance for the naming of commemorative streets after:

  • person(s) associated with the City of London;
  • commemorative local history, organizations, places, events or culture;
  • demonstration of excellence, courage, or exceptional service to the citizens of the City of London;
  • significant financial contributions to a park or facility and the contribution significantly benefits the community that the park or facility serves that would not have been possible otherwise;
  • neighbourhood identity and community commitment; and,
  • recognized native wildlife, flora, fauna or natural features related to the community and the City of London.

2. Definitions

Not applicable.

3. Applicability

This policy applies to all proposals for commemorative street naming in the City of London.

4. The Policy

a) Proposals for commemorative street names shall be submitted to the Director, Planning and Development for consideration.

b) Commemorative streets shall not use corrupted or modified names, or names associated with controversial or divisive persons or views;

c) A short list of names shall be randomly selected on an annual basis and reviewed for conflicts with existing street names;

d) Streets so chosen to be identified as a commemorative street shall bear an approved commemorative street sign;

e) Approval of a proposed commemorative street name shall be the responsibility of the Director, Planning and Development , or their designate, in consultation with the Municipal Addressing Advisory Group (MAAG); and,

f) This policy is not a substitution of recognition for that of the Streets of Honour Street Name Policy and this policy operates independently of that policy.

Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024