The renaming of Cornwallis Street 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. More information on the Task Force recommendations can be found online at www.halifax.ca/task-force.

To rename Cornwallis Street, Halifax Regional Municipality has initiated a two phase project. Phase One of the project began October of 2021.  The Municipality conducted a survey to collect new street name suggestions for Cornwallis Street. The survey ran from October 4 until November 12, 2021.  Over 2,588 surveys were completed, which resulted in more than 3,300 new street name suggestions for Cornwallis Street.

Those street names suggestions were reviewed by an Advisory Group (comprised of Civic Addressing and Diversity and Inclusion Staff as well as the local Councillors), and a short list of 15 names was created.

Phase Two of the project will consist of a second survey that will invite all HRM residents and communities to choose their preferred street name from the short list of names. Once the survey period is 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.  The report will include one recommended name, as well as three alternative street names, for Regional Council’s consideration. The recommendation will be based upon:
  • the number of votes a street name suggestion receives;
  • the appropriateness of the name;
  • the cultural significance of the name;
  • if the name reflects the diversity of the municipality; and
  • the originality of the name.
The final decision on the new name for Cornwallis Street rests with Regional Council.

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* 1. Please choose your top three preferred street names from the 15 short listed names below:

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* 2. Is your address affected by this street name change:

In accordance with Section 485 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), any personal information collected in this survey will only be used by Halifax Regional Municipality (the municipality) staff and if necessary, individuals under service contract with the municipality in accordance with the provisions of the Asset Naming Policy (Halifax Regional Municipality AO 46) and for the purpose of renaming Cornwallis Street. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact the municipality’s Access and Privacy Office at 902-943-2148 or privacy@halifax.ca

For questions about the survey please contact:
Gayle Maclean
Civic Addressing Coordinator
902.719.9102
macleag@halifax.ca

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