Developers are inviting suggestions for seven new street names for a housing develop destined for the eastern edge of Vankleek Hill.

Name that street. The public is invited to submit street name suggestions for new housing development

What’s in a name? Well, if it is a street name, it should be something meaningful.

You have likely heard about the new housing development coming to the eastern edge of Vankleek Hill and its 330 new homes, but the homes, of course, will be located on streets and the developers are inviting public input for seven new street names. (Construction of the first phase of about 50 homes should begin in the spring, although the developers are hoping to have a model home built before spring.)

The Review spoke with Champlain Township Senior Planner Jennifer Laforest, who confirmed that it is up to developers to propose street names, but these must ultimately be approved by Champlain Township council.

Street names should have a historical, cultural or other connection to the town, according to Laforest.

And so: you are invited to present some suggestions. The developer has asked The Review to coordinate the street-name initiative. You can post your suggestions in the comments window here, or email your suggestions to: [email protected]

Do consider adding some info in your post along with your suggestion. If, for example, you suggest Ste-Marie Street, tell us why you think that is a fitting street name. (That name could be historically relevant, for example, as it relates to the Soeurs Ste-Marie, who lived at the Vankleek Hill Convent for more than 100 years.)

All your comments and emails will be collected and sent to the developer. If you prefer, you can list your suggestions and reasons for your street name on paper and mail everything to: The Review Street Names, P. O. Box 160, Vankleek Hill, Ontario, K0B 1R0. Try to send everything in by November 15, 2020.

Note that there can be no duplication of street names within Champlain Township. Duplicate names were eliminated within municipalities as part of the 911 protocol to ensure that there was no confusion when emergency vehicles were being dispatched.



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