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Available commemorative street names

Available commemorative street names

Since the adoption of the Commemorative Naming Policy in 2002, the City of Ottawa has approved the commemorations below. For more information about this list, please contact namingottawa@ottawa.ca.

Names previously approved through the commemorative naming process and available for use.

Name of Nominee Street Name Ward Approval Reason for Commemoration
John Kim Bell John Kim Bell City-wide use March 2003 Commemorating John Kim Bell for his many achievements in the arts and for his contributions to the Aboriginal community.
Dr. John F. Puddicombe Puddicombe Ward 17 – Capital July 2010 Commemorating Dr. John F. Puddicombe, the doctor who delivered Princess Margaret Francisca, the third daughter of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands and the first and only North American-born princess.
Stompin' Tom Connors Stompin' Tom Ward 19 – Cumberland March 2013 Canadian icon and country folk legend with a particular fondness for the Ottawa Valley.
Des Adam Des Adam Ward 5 – West Carleton-March May 2013 Des Adam has a long record of public and community service in Ottawa, serving two terms as an Alderman on Kanata City Council and two terms as Mayor of the City of Kanata.
Roger Tomlinson Roger Tomlinson Ward 4 – Kanata North August 2013 English geographer and the primary originator of modern computerized geographic information systems (GIS) has been acknowledged as the "father of GIS".
John Fermoyle John Fermoyle Ward 22 – Gloucester South Nepean September 2013 Historical significance as an early settler along the Jock River at Heart’s Desire.
Esdras Terrien Esdras-Terrien  Ward 19 – Cumberland October 2013 Co-founder of the newspaper Le Droit.
Irving Taylor Irving Taylor Ward 18 – Alta Vista, Ward 11 – Beacon Hill-Cyrville February 2014 Member of the Ottawa Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Flyers, who won the gold medal in ice hockey for Canada at the 1948 Winter Olympics.
Huneault Huneault  Ward 2 – Innes March 2014 Historical significance to the area of Notre-Dame-des-Champs.
Thériault Thériault  Ward 2 – Innes March 2014 Historical significance to the area of Notre-Dame-des-Champs.
Dick Brown Dick Brown Ward 15 – Kitchissippi or Ward 21 – Rideau-Goulbourn April 2015 Leader of Ottawa’s business/tourism community.
Elsie MacGill Elsie MacGill Ward 8 – College or Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate October 2015 World’s first female aircraft designer and the first woman to receive an electrical engineering degree in Canada.
Eileen Vollick Eileen Vollick Ward 8 – College or Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate October 2015 Canada's first licensed female pilot and the first Canadian woman to parachute into water.
Vibert Douglas Vibert Douglas Ward 8 – College or Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate October 2015 Canadian astronomer and the first Canadian woman to become an astrophysicist.
Leone Farrell Leone Farrell Ward 8 – College or Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate October 2015 Key figure in the successful mass production of the polio vaccine.
Hilda Ranscombe Hilda Ranscombe Ward 8 – College or Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate October 2015 Regarded, in her time, as the greatest female hockey player in the world.
Elsie Knott Elsie Knott Ward 8 – College or Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate October 2015 First woman in Canada to be elected as Chief of a First Nation.
Agnes Macphail Agnes Macphail Ward 8 – College or Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate October 2015 First woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons.
Jennie Trout Jennie Trout Ward 8 – College or Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate October 2015 First woman in Canada legally to become a medical doctor and, until 1880, the only woman in Canada licensed to practice medicine.
Lady Mary Pellatt Lady Pellatt Ward 8 – College or Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate October 2015 Served as the first Chief Commissioner of the Girl Guides of Canada.
Joséphine Marchand Joséphine-Marchand Ward 8 – College or Ward 10 – Gloucester Southgate October 2015 Founded the monthly magazine Le Coin du feu, the first periodical in French edited by a woman.
Rhonda Stewart Rhonda Stewart Ward 6 – Stittsville November 2016 A longtime resident of Stittsville until her untimely passing due to cancer, Rhonda was a highly respected surgical scrub nurse who often surpassed expectations of duty. Her last selfless act was to undergo an experimental treatment, which, although unsuccessful, could benefit future patients through her trial.
Bernard (Bunny) and Joan McCann Clan McCann Ward 1 – Orléans November 2016 Bernard (Bunny) and Joan McCann headed a large musical family comprised of their sixteen children. The family would perform at benefit concerts around the City of Ottawa, entertaining crowds and fundraising for various charities and initiatives. Both Bunny and Joan were award-winning, active volunteers and community leaders.
Clifton M. Cotnam Clifton Cotnam Ward 7 – Bay or Ward 15 – Kitchissippi December 2016 Led fundraising efforts for numerous charities and served as a long-time community volunteer.
Garry Hamilton Garry Hamilton Ward 9 – Knoxdale - Merivale January 2017 Long-time community volunteer with exceptional contributions to the community.
Jean Davey Jean Davey Ward 18 – Alta Vista February 2017 One of the first two Canadian women to enter the Armed Forces, serving as the Forces’ first Canadian female doctor and the first female Squadron Leader. She was also Chief of Medicine at the Women’s College Hospital. She was invested as an Officer of Canada in 1973 for her services to medicine as an educator and administrator.
Marcel Laplante Marcel Laplante Ward 18 – Alta Vista February 2017 Marcel was the President of Ideal Roofing Company. He was also very involved in the community as a member of Vanier Richelieu Club and supporter of several charities. He championed francophone causes in the City, and his efforts helped keep the Montfort Hospital open as the region’s only bilingual hospital at a time of hospital amalgamation.
Wilfrid Champagne Wilfrid Champagne Ward 12 – Rideau Vanier March 2017 Life-long resident and leader in Eastview/Vanier who demonstrated his commitment to this community by serving as the area's Alderman, Councillor and Mayor and working as a civilian member of the RCMP.
Thomas Payment Thomas Payment Ward 12 – Rideau-Vanier March 2017 Former Alderman and Mayor of Ottawa. During his term as Mayor, a massive fire broke out in Hull and went as far south as Dow’s Lake. Thomas’ contributions to ensuring the safety of residents and emergency staff during the fire is one of his greatest accomplishment.
Roland Colonnier Roland Colonnier Ward 12 – Rideau-Vanier March 2017 Alongside his partners, Roland established the first Francophone law firm in Eastview. He also served in various community groups and institutions.
Helen McKiernan Helen McKiernan Ward 10 - Gloucester-Southgate April 2017 Helen was the second of only two women in Canada to manage a major international airport. She also has an extensive community service record.
Peter Tilley Peter Tilley Ward 11 – Beacon Hill- Cyrville April 2017 Peter worked at the Ottawa Food Bank and the Ottawa Mission for 20 years and continues to make a positive impact on the lives of residents, the community and the City.
Malala Yousafzai Malala Ward 22 – Gloucester-South Nepean June 2017 An honorary Canadian citizen, Malala became the youngest Nobel Peace prize recipient at age 17. She has made significant contributions towards improving social justice around the world by fostering equality, reducing discrimination and promoting education for women, girls and children.
Katerina Mertikas Katerina Mertikas City-wide use June 2017 Local artist recognized for her unique painting style, “naïve expressionism”. Katerina strives to convey positive messages of peace, love, friendship and innocence in her artwork.
Dominic D'Arcy Dominic D'Arcy City-wide use December 2017 Recognized as "Ottawa's singing policeman", Dominic continues to use his musical talents to be a leading voice for community service and social responsibility after a 36 year career with the Ottawa Police Service.
Fred Dashper Dashper Ward 7 - Bay December 2017 A pilot during World War II, Fred received the Distinguished Flying Cross award for his numerous achievements, including flying 38 missions over enemy territory without losing a single crewmember.
Jim Rader Jim Rader City-wide April 2018 Long-time community volunteer, organizing inclusive volleyball sessions for 30 years among other community initiatives.
Brownrigg Family Brownrigg Ward 20 – Osgoode February 2019 Many generations of the Brownrigg Family have resided in the Osgoode Ward, resulting in historical significance to the community.
Kenny Gordon Kenny Gordon Ward 20 – Osgoode February 2019 An established developer, longtime resident in Osgoode Ward, and quiet supporter of several Ottawa and local charities.
Lynn Coulter Lynn Coulter Ward 3 – Barrhaven July 2019 A highly esteemed justice of the peace for over 40 years. One of the first women to become the East Regional Senior Justice of the Peace.
Bud Hannam Budd Hannam Ward 13 – Rideau Rockcliffe October 2019 A decorated military veteran who served in the 23rd Field Ambulance during D-Day in World War II. Known for volunteering in schools across Ottawa to share his stories from his time in the war.
Lillian Freiman Lillian Freiman City-wide use June 2020 Known as “The Poppy Lady”, Lillian led numerous charitable efforts included fundraising for First World War veterans by selling the first Canadian poppies, made in her living room.
David Lewis David Lewis Ward 1 – Orléans or Ward 19 – Cumberland June 2020 A decorated military veteran retiring at the rank of Major after 37-years of service. Following his productive military service, David embarked upon a second career in community advocacy; serving as a three-term Municipal Ward Councillor for the City of Cumberland.