The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents across the municipality to participate in a second survey regarding the renaming of Cornwallis Street in Halifax, from Monday, July 18 until Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Through the second survey, residents are invited to select their three preferred street names out of 15 shortlisted names (including five commemorative names and 10 non-commemorative names). The survey can be found at halifax.ca/surveys.
The municipality received over 3,300 new street name suggestions for Cornwallis Street from the first survey, conducted during the fall of 2021. All name suggestions were reviewed by an Advisory Group (consisting of municipal Civic Addressing staff, Diversity & Inclusion staff, as well as local councillors) in accordance with Administrative Order 29, Respecting HRM Civic Addressing Policies, and Administrative Order 46, Respecting HRM Asset Naming Policies. The name suggestions were divided into two categories, including commemorative names and non-commemorative names. All commemorative name submissions went through the commemorative naming application and review process. On June 28, 2022, Regional Council approved the addition of five commemorative names for consideration to replace the street name.
Once the second survey period has concluded, the Advisory Group will review the results and a final recommendation report will be made to Regional Council on the proposed new street name (including one recommended name, as well as three alternative street names), for Regional Council’s consideration and decision.
This renaming project is one of the recommendations of the Task Force on the Commemoration of Edward Cornwallis and the Recognition and Commemoration of Indigenous History, and a step towards reconciliation.
For further information on the recommendations of the Task Force, visit halifax.ca/task-force. To take the survey, visit halifax.ca/surveys.