Suggest a Name for Streets and Facilities

Are you interested in having a street, park or Town facility named after someone who has made a significant contribution to our community, province or country? Or, perhaps you have a suggestion for a name that has historical, community, geographical, ecological, functional or commemorative value to Milton residents. Members of the public are invited to submit names to be considered for the Town of Milton Name Bank. Names that meet specific criteria are stored in the Name Bank to be used for streets and Town-owned facilities, such as parks, buildings, woodlots, storm water management ponds and other amenities.

Names To Submit

Your Name Bank suggestion will be considered if it corresponds to any of the following criteria:

Historic Contribution

  • Recognition of individuals, families or businesses that have made a significant historic contribution to the Town of Milton and local history such as events, land use, cultural landscape (aboriginal, pioneer, ethnic diversity) relative to the Town of Milton and the Regional Municipality of Halton
  • Acknowledgement of the Town’s heritage resources, including heritage buildings, structures, sites, natural features and landscapes

Community Relevance/Contribution

  • Local citizens who have, or have had, substantial international standing in their chosen discipline
  • An individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the community (at a provincial or national level)

Community, Military or Political Service

  • Milton Chamber of Commerce Citizens of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
  • Former Presidents of the Halton Agricultural Society
  • Fallen veterans of WWI and WWII as identified by the Royal Canadian Legion
  • Former Prime Ministers of Canada
  • Former Premiers of Ontario
  • Former Governors General of Canada
  • Former Lieutenant Governors of Ontario
  • Federal Members of Parliament retired from public office who have represented Milton and area since 1867
  • Ontario Members of Parliament retired from active office who have represented Milton and area since 1987
  • Members of Milton Council retired from active office
  • Local persons having served during the Fenian Raids
  • Local persons having served in the South African War
  • Local persons having served in the Korean War
  • Local persons having served in World War I
  • Local persons having served in World War II
  • Former Chiefs of Milton Fire Department
  • Former Milton Chief (Police) Constables
  • Former Chairs of the Regional Municipality of Halton
  • Former Judges and Sheriffs of Halton County
  • Former Provincial Representatives of the Legislature of Canada West
  • Former Federal Representatives of the Legislature of Upper Canada
  • Former Lieutenant-Governors of Upper Canada, Canada West and / or Ontario
  • Former Lieutenant-Governors of Canada
  • Recognize local history, e.g. families, events, land use (agricultural, mill), cultural landscape (aboriginal, pioneer, ethnic diversity) relative to the Town of Milton and the Regional Municipality of Halton
  • Convey the geographic location of the facility including the name of the major street upon which the property fronts, neighbourhood name, planning name, Council-approved development area name
  • Acknowledge an existing natural feature or landform, ecological relationship, scenic or tourist value, indigenous flora and fauna
  • Reflect the service, function or programming of the site
  • Support Town commemorative initiatives and celebrations programs, such as a twin city, millennium event, national event etc.

Consideration will NOT be given to names that:

  • Cause confusion due to duplication or similarity to existing names
  • May be interpreted as an advertisement
  • Are discriminatory in nature
  • Connote political affiliation
No Duplicates Please

Before you start your Application for Name Bank Submission, please check the list of existing street names to avoid duplication:

Application
 Application for Name Bank Submission
History of Existing Street Names 

Interested in the learning about the history of some existing street names? Read through the special features on the history of streets in Milton and surrounding areas, provided courtesy of local historians John Challinor II and Jim Dills.