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Street and Park Naming

What's in a name?

The City of Regina is undertaking a review of the Civic Naming Committee Guidelines. 

Public input is welcome through an online survey and at an engagement session on October 3: 7-8:30 p.m., mâmawéyatitân centre, 3355 6th Ave.

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We are seeking the unique perspectives of key stakeholder groups at the following engagement sessions. For an invitation, please contact streetnaming@regina.ca.

Community Associations & Groups Stakeholder Engagement Session
September 21, 2017
7-8:30 p.m.

Developers & Regional Partners Stakeholder Engagement Session
September 26, 2017
7-8:30 p.m.

Indigenous Groups Stakeholder Engagement Session
September 27, 2017
7-8:30 p.m.

 

Background:

The Civic Naming Committee uses guidelines approved by City Council to adjudicate applications for street and park names submitted by members of the public, developers and members of City administration. Approved names go on the Master Lists for Street and Park Names. Only names on the Master Lists for Street and Park Names may be used to name streets and parks within the City of Regina. The City of Regina also works with its regional partners to harmonize naming practices, aid in wayfinding and safeguard health and safety. The last review of the Civic Naming Committee Guidelines took place in 2009.

The Civic Naming Committee Guidelines Review will address several issues with street and park naming. The goal is to create a single, harmonized guideline that addresses street and park naming, cleans up a number of housekeeping issues relating to street and park naming and addresses the backlog of names on the current Master Lists of Street and Park Names. This initiative has come from City Council and is a direct response to the City of Regina Cultural Plan. Issues such as translating street signs into Indigenous languages, street renaming and creating a sense of community and belonging within the larger community will be addressed.

A series of engagement sessions with stakeholder groups are being held during the month of September. The public will be invited to provide feedback two ways: through an online survey scheduled for September 20 to October 6 and at an open house on October 3.

Data from the survey and engagement sessions will be analyzed in October, with a report scheduled to go to the Regina Planning Commission on December 6, Executive Committee on December 11, then to City Council on December 18. 

If you have any questions about this review process, please email streetnaming@regina.ca or contact Dana Turgeon at 306-777-6721.

Street and Park Naming

The Civic Naming Committee considers applications which identify names, events or other aspects of the environment on proposed park, street and subdivision names in accordance with approved policy. The Committee works with the Regina Public Library Board and others in the community as required to do background research on proposed names and makes recommendations to the Regina Planning Commission on policy changes. The Committee submits an annual report to City Council via the Regina Planning Commission on the names that were added to the master list and any policy changes made during the year.

The Civic Naming Committee consists of six members approved or nominated by the City Manager. This committee meets a minimum of two times per year and is administered by the Office of the City Clerk. Meetings are open to the public and members of the public may address the Committee by contacting streetnaming@regina.ca.

Interested parties can view the Civic Naming Committee Guidelines for street/subdivisions and parks.

Applying for Street and Park Names

Applications for new street and park names may be submitted to streetnaming@regina.ca. Please indicate which guideline your suggested name applies under when submitting information. Applicants may submit internet links, newspaper articles, family history articles, resumes, obituaries, or any other documentation that may assist in preparing a report for the Civic Naming Committee.

Note: While the Civic Naming Committee celebrates the achievements of all successful applicants, health and safety concerns limit the amount of street and park names that can be named the same or similar names.

View the list of all approved street and park names on the Regina Open Government Data Catalogue.

As our city grows, developers select names from the master list for street and park naming. Names remain on the list until a developer selects the name for use.