The NCC is asking for names for their newly planned riverside park. Currently it is known as the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park, which is descriptive but not too catchy.
They want names which are, in their words:
- A person of national stature who has made a substantial contribution to the building of Canada and its identity in the world, or to an aspect of Canadian culture worthy of special recognition.
- A place or event with a significant historical or cultural legacy in Canada.
- A local or regional figure who has contributed to the building of the Capital.
Submit your suggestions by October 23rd on the NCC’s web site (which also has more information about the park, and naming rules – Toponymy is the word of the day) at:
By the way, Dan Wilcock volunteered at the last board meeting to represent our community on the NCC’s naming committee. Thanks Dan!
http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/our-projects/sir-john-a-macdonald-riverfront-park has background information and a draft (very extensive, detailed, well researched, chapter 5.3 is about our neighbourhood, seem to have thought of everything) of the NCC’s plan for the river park. That web page lists the general highlights:
Maybe this Facebook post from the winter trail people https://www.facebook.com/SJAM.Winter.Trail/posts/1547964968605663 about improving the trail in Kitchissippi Woods and this forestry work notice from the NCC are related…
Subject: Ash tree removal along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway by Island Park Drive/ Abattage de frênes le long de la promenade Sir-John-A.-Macdonald à proximité de la promenade Island Park CRM:0025365
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:40:55 -0500
From: Jocelyne Moncion <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(le texte français suit)
As part of its emerald ash borer management strategy, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be removing ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway close to Island Park Drive.
It’s nice to see that the new winter trail along the river has made it into the news. Here’s a CTV article on the basics: http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/mobile/sir-john-a-macdonald-winter-trail-officially-opens-1.3234140