National Capital Commission seeking your ideas to name the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park

Canada’s Capital Region —The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites the public to share their ideas for a name for the new Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park which runs along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

The riverfront park plan, approved by the NCC Board of Directors earlier this year, aims to reconnect people with the historic Ottawa River by increasing accessibility to the shoreline via the creation of a nine-kilometre riverfront park.

The process of the naming of physical spaces in the National Capital Region is based on a set of guidelines. In brief, the park can be named after one of three things:

  • 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; or
  • a local or regional figure who has contributed to the building of the Capital.

The public can click here to learn more about the online consultation and share their ideas.

Next steps

The NCC will collect and review all suggestions. A short list of ideas will be submitted to a selection committee. This committee will be composed of 13 representatives from local Indigenous communities, stakeholder groups and community associations, and six members of the NCC’s Board of Directors. The committee will recommend a short list of up to three names to the NCC Board of Directors for approval.

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