Originally published: March 28, 2017
Vancouver Councillor Andrea Reimer is introducing a new motion before city council today to better reflect the diversity of the city through place names.
Her motion prioritizes naming currently unnamed city assets — like streets, lanes, plazas, and some buildings — to better reflect the city's ethnic, religious and gender diversity.
It also specifically recognizes Indigenous contributions to the city and directs staff to create specific guidelines to guide place naming that recognizes both Indigenous and settler history.
Schools, parks and libraries are named through a separate process.