How City assets are named
The public is encouraged to participate in the naming of City-owned assets.
City-owned assets include
- Public streets and lanes
- Sidewalksand other pedestrian and cycling infrastructure
- Bridges and viaducts
- City-owned properties, facilities (both interior and exterior) and the associated exterior spaces, such as plazas and gardens
Libraries, parks, and private streets are named through a different process.
1. Public suggests names
Members of the public can propose a name for a specific civic asset or a future civic asset:
- At any time
- At the invitation of the City
2. City Archivist reviews proposed names
The City Archivist reviews each proposed name to ensure that it meets the City of Vancouver's naming criteria.
3. Naming Advisory Committee adds names to the Names Reserve List
The Naming Advisory Committee approves or rejects the addition of the proposed name to the Names Reserve List.
4. City Council approves the recommended name
City staff advises the Naming Advisory Committee that a city-owned asset requires a name.
Selecting from the the Names Reserve List, the Naming Advisory Committee recommends a name for the City-owned asset for the consideration of Council.
City Council resolves to name the city-owned asset and the name is assigned. In unique circumstances, City Council may assign a name to a civic asset that isn't on the Names Reserve List.