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Street Name and Address Changes

Street Name and Address Changes - Overview

Importance of Clear Street Names and Civic Numbers

How we name our streets and number our buildings and properties within Ottawa is very important. We need to ensure that every building, park or facility has a unique address to make it easy to identify and locate.

Components of an Address
Civic Number Street Name Street Type Designation Cardinal Point
(when required)
123 Main Avenue North

The Process for Resolving Confusing Street Names

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. Also over time, development has resulted in the creation of physical barriers dividing streets into two or more disjointed segments.

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). However, Ottawa still has a number of street names that can cause confusion and require resolution.

In consultation with emergency services, it has been determined that the following categories of street names are the most problematic:

1. Streets with duplicate or similar sounding names and different street type designations (ie: Hello Street/Hello Avenue):

  • Combined with duplicate civic numbers ... these can cause confusion if the 9-1-1 caller cannot appropriately identify the street type, with duplicate civic numbers significantly increasing the confusion
  • Those are not connected to one another but are in proximity to each other. If there is a greater distance between the anomalous streets, this is less of a concern as the caller can often determine the area of the City they are calling from (i.e. Kanata vs. Orléans), rather than two duplicate or similar sounding names being very close to each other (say, Hello Street in Centretown vs. Hello Avenue in the ByWard Market).

2. Streets with duplicate or similar sounding names and identical street type designations, (ie. Time Way and Tyme Way).
3. Streets that are physically disconnected (ie. by a park, building, highway, ravine, etc.).

Once it is determined that a pair or group of duplicate or similar street names are problematic, a decision will be made as to which street or streets, from the pair or group of streets, must be replaced with a new name to eliminate the confusion based on the following criteria:

  • The number of affected addresses in order to minimize the impact on those who will be required to change their address
  • If the existing street name contains a lone cardinal point (i.e. Time Street West with no matching Time Street East)
  • The historical significance, or whether the street is a major road
  • How long the street has existed, or if the street forms a boundary with an adjacent municipality
  • If the street includes an identifiable landmark within the community or if the street name contributes to existing street name theme in the neighbourhood which aids in way finding.

Next Steps

The list of streets that will require name or civic number changes is currently being confirmed. Property owners who will be affected will be notified by mail. The implementation of the changes is being made in a phased approach, on a ward by ward basis.

We will be accepting replacement street name suggestions which will then be screened to ensure they are appropriate. 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 the ward councillor.

Following this, property owners affected by a street name or civic number change will be notified and provided with information on how to proceed with changing their address and the exact implementation date. It is anticipated that the mailing address changes and replacement of street signs will will continue through 2017.

Contact information
Rebecca Anderson
Program and Project Management Officer
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development
Business Support Services Branch
613-580-2424, ext. 28121
Fax: 613-580-6028
E-mail: rebecca.anderson@ottawa.ca

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are names of streets changing?
The reason to change the name of a street is to resolve a public safety concern. Ottawa Police, Paramedic, and Fire Services have reiterated strongly that the elimination of duplicate, similar sounding and physically disconnected streets would remove a significant impediment to timely emergency response. Emergency service representatives have stressed that street names need to be clear and unique to avoid confusion for service providers, the business sector, and the general public when attempting to locate a property.

Will my street name change?
The streets that need to change are currently being reviewed and evaluated against established criteria to identify those street names that pose the highest risk.

How and when will I find out if my street name will change?
Letters to property owners will provide an explanation as to why their street name will change and indicate how they can submit suggestions for replacement names.  Once a name has been selected to replace the street name, property owners will be advised of the new name and the timing for the change to take place.

Are all street names that sound similar going to change?

While there are many street names in Ottawa that may be similar sounding, they are not considered high risk because there is no duplicate civic numbering, or they are located in different parts of the City making it easier to identify the street.

The section of my street is not connected to another section with the exact same name, will it change?
There are a number of factors that result in streets being disconnected due to a physical barrier. Generally those streets that are divided but simply blocked by traffic barriers are not high risk to our emergency responders, however if there is a significant gap or separation between the two sections of road such as a park or river, this results in a higher risk to public safety.

Once a street name has been confirmed as being high risk, how is it determined which streets or street segments needs to change their name?
The most important principal is to minimize impact on residents and businesses, meaning that typically the street with the least amount of properties undergoes renaming. Historical factors, significant landmarks and wayfinding best practices (e.g. eliminating lone cardinal points i.e. a street name that has an "East", but no corresponding "West") are also considered.

Have there been instances of emergency responders going to the wrong location?
Members of the public have expressed their personal stories of when emergency response vehicles were dispatched to the wrong location or have been delayed due to confusion with the location of the caller. Callers to 9-1-1 are under considerable stress either because the emergency pertains to them or they are responding to an emergency on behalf of someone else. In both cases it often occurs that the caller is unable to accurately state the civic number, street name and/or street type designation (e.g. avenue, crescent, etc.). Emergency services have advised that any potential for confusion can result in a delay in emergency response.

In an effort to avoid any risk of emergency response vehicles being dispatched to the wrong location, when a 9-1-1 agent is unable to confirm on which of the duplicate or similar sounding streets the caller is situated, then an emergency response vehicle is dispatched for each location. Dispatching multiple vehicles is costly and diverts resources away from other emergencies. Specific numbers capturing these incidents are not tracked by 9-1-1.

I thought today's technology allowed the City to locate callers quickly?
It is correct that 9-1-1 is able to locate the caller using a land line, regardless of whether or not the caller is able to complete the call. However, this is not the case for cell phones, which are of concern given the higher proportions (now 70 per cent) of calls now coming in from cell phones. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is not yet sufficiently developed in Canada to ensure the accurate and timely location of people in need of assistance who are calling from their cell phone.

Are there any other concerns as a result of problems with municipal addressing?
Members of the public have also expressed frustration resulting from missed deliveries or billing being sent to the wrong location as a result of duplicate street names.

Won't it be time consuming and costly to change my address?
Most changes of address can be done online at no charge. A checklist is provided to assist residents in changing their addresses where required. There is no need to update any deeds of properties as a by-law will be passed when the street name is to change and that by-law will be registered with the Land Titles Office. Where a civic number change is involved, the property owner will be responsible for changing the numbers on the building or the 9-1-1 blade (in the rural area).

How can I get involved in the street name changes?
While residents and businesses affected by a name change will be encouraged to suggest replacement names for their street, all citizens in Ottawa can make suggestions. Simply go to the link and complete the form with the suggested name and reason for the name and providing your contact information so we can confirm whether the name can be considered.

What should I consider when making street name suggestions?
New street names must comply with the guidelines contained in the Addressing By-law. Please refer to the Criteria for Street Naming to assist you in understanding the criteria and best practices when determining if a street name is acceptable for use. Generally, replacement street names should reflect local heritage, history or environment. All replacement name suggestions are screened to ensure they meet the naming criteria, to verify whether the name already exists be sure to check the City's web mapping application GeoOttawa Remember to also consider if your suggestion sounds similar to an existing name. The best street names, from an emergency response perspective, are those that sound the most distinctive from existing names.

What if I want to suggest naming a street after an individual?
The name of a celebrated individual in the community (past or present) can be commemorated. A commemorative name honours individuals who have demonstrated excellence, courage or exceptional service locally, provincially, and/or nationally.

Once you have been advised that the name of the person meets the Criteria for Street Naming and can be considered, the individual proposing the name will be required to submit a Commemorative Naming Application for review and the accompanying Affidavit. Please e-mail namingottawa@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2401 for more information or for a copy of the application

If my street is being renamed; will my civic number change as well?
No, generally your civic number is not affected when the street is renamed. However, where the confusion can be fixed by changing a few civic numbers (those numbers that are duplicates on the other street) rather than changing the street name, civic addresses will be affected and you will be notified accordingly.

Will my postal code change?
No, your postal code will not change.

Who notifies Canada Post of the address change?
The City is co-ordinating the address changes with Canada Post to ensure there are no disruptions to mail delivery following the street name change. After the new street name has come into effect, Canada Post will continue to deliver mail addressed with the old street name for a period of one year.

Who do I need to notify that my address has changed?
It is recommended that affected residents, property owners and businesses review the Change of Address Checklist for information on important service providers and government agencies that should be notified of an address change. The Change of Address Checklist is available online or by calling 613-580-2424 ext.28121 or sending an e-mail to rebecca.anderson@ottawa.ca.

Will the City subsidize me for any expenses that may result from my street being renamed or civic number being changed?
The City does not subsidize residents, property owners or businesses for costs incurred as a result of a street name or civic number change. Most banks, business services and government agencies will update your address in their records at no charge. Often addresses can be updated conveniently by residents online. Civic numbers on buildings, signs or on 9-1-1 blades will be the responsibility of the property owner to change.

How can I find out more information?
Call 613-580-2424 ext. 28121 or send an e-mail to rebecca.anderson@ottawa.ca.

Have your say!

Welcome and thank you for your participation in the suggestion(s) of new street names

Before submitting the form below, be sure to research your suggestion(s):

  • Did you know Ottawa has approximately 7000 street names? Have a look on geoOttawa to be sure your suggested street name is not already being used.
  • Also, check out the City of Ottawa criteria for street naming to see if your suggestion meets the requirements.

Once we have received your submission(s), all names will be screened to ensure they comply with the street name criteria. A technical review of the suggested street names will be performed against our existing street name databases to ensure there are no issues with the names.

Be sure to submit your form early, as this will allow us to review your submission and let you know if it does not meet the criteria. Suggestions are being accepted for a period of two weeks from the date affected property owners are notified by mail for their particular street.

Commemorative Street Naming

The name of a celebrated individual in the community (past or present) can be commemorated. A commemorative name honours individuals who have demonstrated excellence, courage or exceptional service locally, provincially, and/or nationally. Please indicate if you are submitting a suggestion with the intention of celebrating an individual and we will contact you after the name has been vetted for compliance with the criteria for street naming. You will then have one month from this time to submit a Commemorative Naming Application for review and the accompanying Affidavit. Please e-mail namingottawa@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2401 for more information or for a copy of the application. Alternatively, you may wish to suggest a name that has already been commemorated, to view the of list names available for replacement suggestions, go to Commemorative Naming Proposals and include the name on the form.

Street Name Suggestion form

Thank you for your participation

All submissions 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 the ward councillor.

Property owners will then be notified and provided with a checklist of information on how to proceed with changing their address and the exact implementation date. It is anticipated that the affected mailing address changes and replacement of street signs will occur about three months from the time the property owners are notified of their new address.

For more information please refer to our frequently asked questions or please contact Rebecca Anderson at rebecca.anderson@ottawa.ca

Criteria for Street Naming

Streets should be named:

  • After people, places, events or things related to the local area and its residents – for example, local history, geography, flora, fauna, accomplishments, etc.;
  • To reflect Ottawa's status as the nation's capital – for example, after people, events or things related to Canadian history, geography, flora, fauna, accomplishments, military heritage, etc.;
  • To reflect Ottawa's position as a prominent world capital – for example, after Canada's participation or involvement in international peacekeeping efforts, international sporting and cultural events, UNESCO World Heritage sites, etc.; or
  • To reflect the City's cultural and ethnic diversity – for example, its aboriginal roots, its evolving demographic mix, its multi-ethnic heritage, etc.

If a street is to be named after an individual (first, last or first and last names), the proposed name must first receive approval through the City's commemorative naming process. No initials or combined names of two individuals ("RobertMary Jones" for Robert and Mary Jones or "Carol-John Smith for Carol and John Smith) are permitted.  The commemoration process for streets involves expedited review and approval. Public consultation is not required as it is for parks, buildings and facilities. The required forms can be obtained from namingottawa@ottawa.ca.

Proposed street names must also meet the following criteria to ensure public safety and effective wayfinding:
  • The name should not duplicate, sound the same as, or be similar to an existing or reserved street name (for example, "Deighton" and "Dayton", "Ruisseau" and "Rousseau")
  • A proposed name that is the French version of an existing English street name (or vice versa) is acceptable (for example, "Érable" is proposed and "Maple" exists), but similar sounding translated names are not acceptable (for example, "Forest" and "Forêt")
  • The name should not duplicate the name of a park, facility, building or school
  • The street name, the abbreviated street type designation in French and English (for example, "ch." and "Rd."), articles, other generic terms, periods, hyphens, apostrophes and spaces should not exceed 28 characters
  • The name should not contain:
    • A word that is a current or historic street type designation, such as "court", "place", "lane", "drive", "green", "gate", etc.
    • A number as part of the name, so as to minimize confusion with civic numbers (for example, "Sevenoak")
    • Cardinal points ("north", "south", "east", "west"), unless it is to resolve numbering issues or to segment existing long streets that are separated (for example, "Laurier Avenue West", "Laurier Avenue East")
    • Three or more words (for example, "Old Valley Stream"), excluding names commemorating individuals. Commemorated names with three words may be permitted if the name proposed:
      • consists only of the individual's legal names (for example, "Jean-Paul Gagnon" or "Mary Jane Smith" is acceptable; "Big Daddy Gagnon" is not); and
      • meets all other public safety and wayfinding criteria.
    • The words in Table 1, which are over-used words in existing street names:
Table 1:  Over-used words
applecreekglenmeadowRideaustone
ashcrestgoldmillriversun
beaudeergrandmontroseview
belleasthighnorthrowwater
blackelmhilloakroyalwell
bluefairhuntoldsandwest
brookfieldkingpinesidewhite
burnfordlongqueensilverwild
castleforestmapleredsouthwind
cedarfoxmarch/marshrockspringwood

All proposed names must be vetted before receiving final approval for use as new or replacement street names. Contact addressingandsigns@ottawa.ca for additional information.

Change of Address Checklist

This checklist is intended to help residents, property owners and businesses update their address following a street name and/or civic number change. The checklist provides general information meant to assist with the process. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list.

Government agencies and important service providers should be notified following the date the civic number and/or street name change comes into effect. Canada Post will continue to deliver mail with the old address for a period of one year (a free service provided by Canada Post for municipally initiated address changes).

You are able to update your address conveniently online with a number of government agencies and service providers however if you encounter any difficulties when doing so, we recommend contacting them by phone.

The legal description of your property and your roll number will not be affected by an address change. If you have the deed to your property, it will remain valid after your address has been changed. Deeds are validated by the legal description of a property, not the street name or civic number.

Updating Your Ontario Identification Cards

You can update your address information quickly and easily for all your provincially issued identification cards in one secure and simple step using the Service Ontario website at www.ontario.ca/addresschange. There is no fee and your information will be updated immediately. Alternatively, you can call their call centre at 1-800-267-8097 or 416-326-1234 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Driver's Licence

You are required by law to update the address on your driver's licence within six days following the date the civic address or street name change comes into effect. Your new driver's licence will be mailed to you within four to six weeks.

Vehicle Registration

You are required by law to update the address on file for your vehicle registration within six days following the date the civic address or street name change comes into effect. You are able to change your address on the vehicle permit online or at a Service Ontario Centre. If you change your address online you will need to visit a Service Ontario Centre to pick up a copy of your updated permit.

Health Card

If you currently have a health card with your photo and address on it, you will receive a new health card. No address information will be shown on the new health card. If you have a red

and white health card or a photo health card that does not show your address on the back of the card, your information will be updated but you will not receive a new card.

Ontario Outdoors Card

Keep your current card as a new one will not be issued. Address information is not recorded on the card. You are required by law to update the address on file for your Outdoors Card within 10 days following the date the civic address or street name change comes into effect.

Updating Your Government of Canada Information

Passport

A change of address does not invalidate a passport. If you have filled in the address information on page 4, please cross out the old address and write the new one in the space above the old address. Do not use correction fluid. If the space is insufficient, write the new information on a separate piece of paper and insert it into the passport. For information, please visit Passport Canada's website at www.cic.gc.ca and enter "change of address" in the search option on the website.

Canada Revenue Agency

It is important to notify Revenue Canada with your new address for tax return purposes and in order to avoid any disruption to benefit payments you may be receiving. If you have registered with My Account, you can update your address online. If not, you have to update your address information by telephone or mail. For more information, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website at www.cra-arc.gc.ca and enter "change of address" in the search option on the website.

Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance

If you receive a Canada Pension Plan, old age security benefits, or employment insurance, you should change your address with Service Canada to ensure you continue to receive your benefits on time. Please visit Service Canada's website at www.servicecanada.gc.ca for information on how to update your address information online, by telephone, by mail or in person.

Updating Other Services and Important Contacts

Canada Post

No action is required of you. The City will coordinate the address change with Canada Post.

City of Ottawa Utilities (Water/Sewer/Waste Management) and Property Taxes

No action is required of you. The changes will be looked after by the City of Ottawa.

epost

You can update account information online by visiting the epost website. Alternatively, you may call their Customer Service line at 1-877-376-1212.

Enbridge Natural Gas

You can update account information online by visiting the Enbridge website. Alternatively, you can call 1-877-362-7434 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Hydro Ottawa

You can update your address online. Alternatively, you may contact their Customer Care line 613-738-6400.

Hydro One

You can update your address online. Alternatively, you can call 1-888-664-9376 between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Bank(s) and Credit Card(s)

Your banking and credit card providers should be notified as soon as possible following the date the civic address or street name change comes into effect. In most cases, this can be done online.
Telephone, Mobile, Cable, Satellite and Internet Providers

Update your contact information through the provider's website, or by calling their customer service department. The following is a list of some service providers:

Schools, Colleges, Universities

It depends on the school and school board, but most elementary, middle, and secondary schools send home a student information sheet at the beginning of each school year to be filled out with updated information for the student. The change of address can be noted at this time. You may also want to notify the school administration directly so the information is updated immediately. Universities and colleges students can update their address information online.

Workplace

Remember to update your new address information with your employer, if applicable. Some organizations allow their employees to make this change online, while others require you to contact the Human Resources department.

Newspaper Delivery

Subscriber information can be found online for most major local and national newspapers.

Insurance Companies

Call the representatives of your insurance providers, (car, home, pet, etc.) to change the address on your policy. This may also be done online, depending on the insurance company.

Family Members, Friends and Other Correspondents

Canada Post will provide a limited quantity of postage-paid change of mailing address cards to customers who must change their address as a result of changes by the municipality. These courtesy change of mailing address cards are available at the main Canada Post outlets in the city but not at the satellite offices such as those in drug stores. The following is a list of the main Canada Post outlets in Ottawa where the cards can be found:

  • 59 Sparks Street
  • 108 Third Avenue
  • 1424 Sandford Fleming Avenue
  • 1745 Alta Vista Drive

Other Companies, Organizations, and Contacts

Remember to update your address with any other companies or organizations that you regularly receive mail from, such as:

  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Air Miles and other loyalty programs
  • Charities
  • Fitness clubs
  • Sports teams.

Updating Civic Number Displays (Civic Number Change Only)

Civic Number Sign

Remember to update the civic number displayed on your building to reflect your new civic number.

(9-1-1) Blade Sign and/or Ground Sign

If your building is located more than 18 metres from the property line, you are required to have a (9-1-1) blade sign or, where permitted, a ground sign. The fee for a replacement (9-1-1) blade sign is $30.00; this fee is subject to change. The 9-1-1 blade sign application can be found online. You can return this form and fee (payable to City of Ottawa) to any client service centre or by mail to:

Municipal Addressing and Signs
101 Centrepointe Drive - 2nd Floor
Nepean, ON
K2G 5K7
Mail Code 04-11

If you are required to replace all of the numbers in your civic number, we encourage you to comply with the new civic number display requirements. These requirements as well as the (9-1-1) blade sign requirements can be found in Schedule A of Addressing By-law 2014-78.

Street Name and Address Changes - Update September 2016

The correction of confusing street names and civic numbers affects streets throughout the City, and changes are being made on a ward by ward basis. To date 55 street name and address changes have been approved and 13 are in progress. The tables below provide the status and outcome of the process. Please check the Have your say page to see the streets for which we are currently accepting replacement name submissions. Property owners will continue to be notified by mail if their street is affected.

Status of Street Name Changes
Former Street NameNew Street NameSignificanceWardEffective Date of Change
Bank PlaceArtistic PlaceArtistic means having or revealing natural creative skill. This name is fitting for the area as there is a landscaping company on the street.

Gloucester/
Southgate

January 2017
Beauchamp Avenue – only the street segment from Roslyn Avenue to the dead end (address range: 883 to 898)In progressn/aOrléansn/a
Beechmont CourtCatalpa CourtCatalpa is the name of a tree and reflects Ottawa's natural environment.InnesJanuary 11, 2016
Belcourt Boulevard - only the street segment that goes from Jeanne-d’Arc Boulevard South to the dead end
(address range: 2026-2285)
Frank Bender StreetFrank Bender has been commemorated for his extensive community service. He was particularly active in the Orléans sporting community in addition to serving as a volunteer with the Children's Aid Society.InnesJanuary 11, 2016
Belcourt Boulevard - only the street segment that goes from Renaud Road to the dead end (no addresses affected)Fern Casey StreetFern Casey was a Councillor in the former Township of Cumberland from 1985-1988 and 1991-1994. Fern was a strong female leader while she sat on Council and in her community, volunteering with various organizations, including as President of the Overbrook Community Association.InnesJuly 18, 2016
Bell StreetIn progressn/aStittsvillen/a
Birchview CourtBratislava CourtBratislava is the capital city of Slovakia and reflects Ottawa’s prominence as an international city, as well as its cultural and ethnic diversity.CollegeOctober 20, 2015
Carleton StreetJack Lougheed WayJack Lougheed has a long history of service to the Fitzroy Harbour Village community. As a community mentor and pastoral care leader, Jack dedicates much of his time to visiting with seniors experiencing sickness or failing health.West Carleton/ MarchOctober 17, 2016
Cedarview Road – only the street segment that goes from Strandherd Drive to Barnsdale Road (address range: 3150-3809)Borrisokane RoadMany of the early Irish settlers who came to Barrhaven were from Borrisokane in Tipperary Ireland.Barrhaven, Rideau-GoulbournJune 20, 2016
Cedarview Road – only the street segment that goes from Barnsdale Road to Brophy Drive (address range: 4134-4334)William McEwen DriveLogicial extension of William McEwen Drive.Rideau-GoulbournJuly 18, 2016
Centre Street – only the street segment that goes from Division Street to the railroad tracks (address range: 5844,5845)Lionel-Allard WalkLionel Allard has been commemorated for his historical significance in the community. Lionel's dedication in building the addition to the church, repairing the school, clearing paths, streets and even Devine Road remain in the memory of descendants and in the village's history.CumberlandMarch 21, 2016
Centre Street – only the street segment that goes from Joly Street to the railroad tracks (address range: 5859, 5900)Surprenant WalkIsrael Surprenant has been commemorated for his historical significance in the community. With the help of his children, he cleared the land to build his house on it and set up a farming enterprise. In 1927, he became the first citizen to be buried in the Catholic cemetery of Vars.CumberlandMarch 21, 2016
Champlain Street – only the street segment that goes from St-Joseph Boulevard to the south access of Place d'Orléans shopping mall (no addresses affected)Napoléon WayNapoléon Bonaparte was a French military leader who became the first emperor of France.OrléansJune 20, 2016
Charlotte Street – only the street segment that goes from the dead end to Heney Street (address range: 2-121)Lower Charlotte StreetLower Charlotte Street retains the historical street name and ties it in with the surrounding community as this street is located within the Lowertown community.Rideau-VanierMarch 21, 2016
Cherry Drive – only the street segment from Baywood Drive to Fernbank Road
(no addresses affected)
Arrowwood DriveLogical extension of Arrowwood DriveStittsvilleMarch 21, 2016
Churchill Avenue South – only the street segment that goes from Chatelain Avenue to Raven Avenue
(no addresses affected)
Chatelain AvenueLogical extension of Chatelain AvenueRiverMarch 21, 2016
Clarence Street – only the street segment from Beausoleil Drive to the dead end (address range: 328-347Barber StreetBorn into slavery in Kentucky, Paul Barber is believed to be one of the first black settlers in Ottawa. He trained horses for Parliamentarians and the Ottawa Horseman's Club and, in 1905, was hired as a horse trainer for the Ottawa PoliceRideau-VanierAugust 15, 2016
Clarendon CircleDavies CourtEdward and Dinah Davies have been commemorated for their extensive community service. They spent countless hours building the community’s sports facilities and sports community.Kanata SouthJune 15, 2015
Cremona PlaceIn progressn/aKnoxdale - Merivalen/a
Cuddy Street - only the street segment that goes from the dead end to Old George Street
(address range: 5481-5500)
MacTavish PlaceDuncan Byron MacTavish was born into a pioneer family that played a significant role in the development of the community. He was created Queen's Counsel in 1890 and appointed Senior Judge of Carleton County in 1897. Judge MacTavish also took an active part in community life.OsgoodeNovember 16, 2015
Elm CrescentIn progressn/aStittsvillen/a
Galetta Side Road - only the street segment from Lunney Road to Ottawa Road 29 (address range: 4512)Shaw RoadLogical extension of Shaw RoadWest Carleton - MarchMay 16, 2016
Genest Street - only the street segment that goes from Jolliet Avenue to Marquette Avenue (address range: 225-236)Hector-Hotte WayHector Hotte has been commemorated for his extensive community service. Mr. Hotte was a veteran who served with the Régiment de la Chaudière in WWII. In 1951, he was elected municipal councillor for Eastview where he served for 22 years. He was also the president and an active member of a number of organizations.Rideau-VanierMarch 21, 2016
Glenbrook PlaceGladiola PlaceGladiola is the name of a flower and reflects Ottawa’s natural diversity.CollegeOctober 20, 2015
Goulbourn StreetIn progressn/aStittsvillen/a
Hadley CourtAlison Korn PrivateAlison Korn is a 1996 Canadian Olympic silver medalist, 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, and a 1997 and 1998 World Rowing Champion. Since that time, Alison has worked extensively with paralympic athletes, providing essential services, encouragement, and support.CollegeOctober 17, 2016
Hawthorne Road - only the street segment that goes from Mitch Owens Road to the dead end
(address range: 5441-5529)
William Lindsay GroveMr. Lindsay constructed the first horse-drawn school van in the district. It was built to transport the pupils of Mountain to the new consolidated school in Hallville. Mr. Lindsay was also well known for having built the first metal-hulled pleasure boat on the Rideau.OsgoodeNovember 16, 2015
Jockvale Road - only the street segment from Strandherd Drive to Cedarview Road (address range: 2069-2118)Hélène-Campbell RoadHélène Campbell is a young local transplant recipient well known for having launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about organ donation, which resulted in an unprecedented rise in registration to donor lists in Canada and the USA.BarrhavenMay 16, 2016
Laird StreetSavuto WaySavuto is a river in Italy.  This name reflects Ottawa’s cultural and ethnic diversity.CollegeOctober 20, 2015
Long Meadow WayIn progressn/aStittsvillen/a
Maple StreetIn progressn/aRideau - Vaniern/a
Meadowland DriveIn progressn/aStittsvillen/a
Mondavi Street – only the street segment that goes from Hallendale Street to the dead end (no addresses affected)Chinon PlaceChinon wine comes from vineyards around the town of Chinon in Touraine.OrléansAugust 15, 2016
Moorcroft CourtKilt CourtKilt is intended to represent the Scottish and Irish history in the area. This name reflects Ottawa’s cultural and ethnic diversity.CollegeOctober 20, 2015
Notre Dame Street WestChants-d'Oiseaux WayThis name reflects Ottawa's natural environment and Ottawa's francophone community. The word means "bird songs" in French.InnesJanuary 11, 2016
Oakview RoadMarcasite RoadThis name reflects Ottawa’s natural environment as there are deposits of marcasite in the area.Kanata SouthJune 15, 2015
Oriole StreetSephora RidgeSephora has its origin in the Hebrew language and means female bird. This name keeps with the existing bird theme present in the area.West Carleton - MarchOctober 17, 2016
Otterson Drive –
only the street segment that goes from Marilyn Avenue to the dead end (address range 2947- 3062)
In progressn/aRivern/a
Parent Avenue - only the street segment that goes from Boteler Street to Cathcart Street (address range: 23)Gilberte-Paquette AvenueSister Gilberte was the hospital Administrator at the Ottawa General Hospital from 1968 to 1980. She then undertook the organization of the Élizabeth Bruyère Health Centre. Thanks to her determination and spirit of compassion, in 1983 she succeeded in getting permission to set up a Palliative Care Unit within the Centre.Rideau-VanierMay 16, 2016
Parkland CourtIn progressn/aKnoxdale - Merivalen/a
Pinecrest Road - only the street segment that goes from Stanton Road to Baseline Road
(address range: 1193-1325)
McWatters RoadArnie McWatters was a former Ottawa Rough Riders football player who went on to coach football at the University of Ottawa and football and basketball at Carleton University.CollegeOctober 20, 2015
Riddell DriveIn progressn/aWest Carleton - Marchn/a
Rideau PlaceFountain PlaceFountain is a unique name which reflects the local community.Rideau-VanierMarch 21, 2016
Rita Avenue - only the street segment that goes from St. Helen’s Place to Merivale Road (address range: 6-19)Cleto AvenueCleto is a town and commune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. This name reflects Ottawa’s cultural and ethnic diversity.CollegeOctober 20, 2015
Roslyn AvenueRadisson WayPierre-Esprit Radisson was a 17th century French explorer and fur trader.OrléansOctober 17, 2016
Rutherford StreetLentini WayDomenico Lentini operated a forming and concrete company, which was responsible for the concrete and foundation work on a large number of residential and commercial buildings throughout the City of Ottawa.CollegeOctober 20, 2015
Sellers CourtIn progressn/aKnoxdale - Merivalen/a
Stafford Road WestMenten PlaceMaud Menten was a Canadian physician-scientist who made significant contributions to enzyme kinetics and histochemistryCollegeSeptember 19, 2016
Ste-Cécile Street - only the street segment that is connected to Longpré Street (address range: 158-164)Acadie CourtAcadie recognizes Ottawa's cultural heritage.Rideau-VanierMarch 21, 2016
Ste-Cécile Street - only the street segment that goes from Tabor Avenue to Granville Street (address range: 249-344)Joffre-Bélanger WayJoffre Bélanger has been commemorated for his extensive community service. Mr. Bélanger was the managing director of the Centre de la Francophonie from 1952 to 1980. He was a founding member of the Centre d'Accueil Champlain. He was also the president and an active member of a number of organizations.Rideau-VanierMarch 21, 2016
Stevens Avenue –
only the street segment from Enfield Avenue to the dead end (address range: 201-235)
Grant-Toole WayGrant Toole was actively involved in the Vanier community for almost 40 years. He served in an executive capacity with numerous organizations, including the Business Improvement Area, the Coalition anti-drogue, the Vanier Community Service Centre and Action Vanier. He also fought for francophones' right to run their own schools.Rideau-VanierMay 16, 2016
Stevens Avenue –
only the street segment from Allen Boulevard to Carmen Avenue (address range: 290-310)
René-Doré WayLong-time volunteer with exceptional contributions to the community. Mr. Doré was well-known for his involvement within the Vanier community as co-owner of the dépanneur Hannah, President of Action Vanier, and Scout Leader, Notre-Dame du Saint-Esprit Parish.Rideau- VanierAugust 15, 2016
Sunnyside Drive – only the street segment from Baywood Drive to Fernbank Road (no addresses affected)Brightside AvenueLogical extension of Brightside AvenueStittsvilleMarch 21, 2016
Tabor Avenue - only the street segment that goes from St-Jacques Street to St-Denis Street
(address range: 120-140)
St-Denis StreetLogical extension of St-Denis StreetRideau-VanierJanuary 11, 2016
Walker RoadHenry Walker GroveHenry Walker was the youngest son of Isaac Walker and Mary Mulligan who both emigrated to Canada in 1819. Henry married Eliza Jane Stitt and they settled on his mother Mary's family homestead in Goulbourn Township. Through the years the Walker family was active in their church and the Orange Lodge and they were important residents in the history of Stittsville.Stittsville, Rideau-GolbournMay 16, 2016
Waller Street – only the street segment that goes from Laurier Avenue East to the dead end (address range: 150-181)In progressn/aRideau - Vaniern/a
Walter Baker PlaceCharlie Rogers PlaceCharlie Rogers was a professional surveyor and former municipal Councillor for Glen Cairn who helped design the lay-out of the Glen Cairn community.Kanata SouthJune 15, 2015
Woodbridge CrescentBudapest CrescentBudapest is the capital city of Hungary and is symbolic of many of the residents on the street who have international roots. This name reflects Ottawa’s cultural and ethnic diversity.Kanata SouthJune 15, 2015
Young Road - only the street segment that goes from Maple Grove Road to Forbes Avenue
(address range 59-73)
Young's Farm WayJames Young was an original landowner in Kanata. Descendents of the Young family built a farm in the same geographic location as Young Road and members of the family still live on Young’s Pond Court.Kanata SouthJune 15, 2015
Status of Street Name and Civic Number Changes
Current Municipal AddressNew Municipal AddressWardEffective Date of the Change
1Oakmore Court101 Oakmore PlaceKnoxdale-Merivale October 17, 2016
3Oakmore Court103Oakmore PlaceKnoxdale-Merivale October 17, 2016
5Oakmore Court105Oakmore PlaceKnoxdale-Merivale October 17, 2016
7Oakmore Court107Oakmore PlaceKnoxdale-Merivale October 17, 2016
9Oakmore Court109Oakmore PlaceKnoxdale-Merivale October 17, 2016
11Oakmore Court111Oakmore PlaceKnoxdale-Merivale October 17, 2016
13Oakmore Court113Oakmore PlaceKnoxdale-Merivale October 17, 2016
15Oakmore Court115Oakmore PlaceKnoxdale-Merivale October 17, 2016
17Oakmore Court117Oakmore PlaceKnoxdale-Merivale October 17, 2016
19Oakmore Court119Oakmore PlaceKnoxdale-Merivale October 17, 2016
1Wedgewood Court81Autumn CourtInnesMarch 21, 2016
2Wedgewood Court82Autumn CourtInnesMarch 21, 2016
3Wedgewood Court83Autumn CourtInnesMarch 21, 2016
4Wedgewood Court84Autumn CourtInnesMarch 21, 2016
5Wedgewood Court85Autumn CourtInnesMarch 21, 2016
6Wedgewood Court86Autumn CourtInnesMarch 21, 2016
7Wedgewood Court87Autumn CourtInnesMarch 21, 2016
8Wedgewood Court88Autumn CourtInnesMarch 21, 2016
9Wedgewood Court89Autumn CourtInnesMarch 21, 2016
10Wedgewood Court90Autumn CourtInnesMarch 21, 2016
Status of Civic Number Changes
Street NameFormer Civic NumberNew Civic NumberWardEffective Date of Change
Fielding Court5099RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court51010RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court51313RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court51414RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court51717RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court51818RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court52121RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court52222RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court52525RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court52626RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court52929RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court53030RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court53333RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court53434RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court53939RiverJune 20, 2016
Fielding Court54242RiverJune 20, 2016
Johnston Drive13651363OsgoodeAugust 17, 2015
Parkglen Court1101CollegeNovember 16, 2015
Parkglen Court3103CollegeNovember 16, 2015
Parkglen Court5105CollegeNovember 16, 2015
Parkglen Court7107CollegeNovember 16, 2015
Parkglen Court9109CollegeNovember 16, 2015
Parkglen Court11111CollegeNovember 16, 2015
Parkglen Court13113CollegeNovember 16, 2015
Riddell Avenue South983981CollegeJuly 2, 2015
Rideau Road425427OsgoodeAugust 17, 2015
Rideau Road450454OsgoodeAugust 17, 2015
Rideau Road489495OsgoodeAugust 17, 2015
Rideau Road491499OsgoodeAugust 17, 2015
Sherwood Street111113Kanata SouthJune 6, 2015
Wiggins Private5484Rideau-VanierFebruary 15, 2016