Help us name two streets in Lions Gate Village
We are creating two new streets in Lions Gate Village, and we'd like your help to name them.
Please take a moment to review the information on this page — including our street naming guidelines and policy — then tell us what you think by completing the survey before December 19, 2021.
Learn more about Lions Gate Village and the status of development applications currently underway.
Options for the new names
- "Juniper Street" or "Cirrus Street" have been proposed for the new street "A," as seen in the map below
- "Ocean View Road" or "Pebble Place" for the new street "B," as seen in the map below
You can either indicate a preference for one of our staff recommendations, or suggest another name for consideration.
Street "A" is a two-way street with an east-west orientation with access via Street "B" and Curling Avenue or egress through Lions Gate Lane. Current plans show an future connection to Glenaire Road.
Street "B" is a short, two-way, north-south oriented street with access via Curling Avenue.
How we will select the final name
We will take suggestions from the public until Sunday, December 19, 2021.
Once the period for suggestions closes, staff will create a short list of names, using the policy selection criteria as a guide. The short list will then be discussed with the Place Naming Committee and presented to Council, along with the Committee's recommendation.
Council will make a final decision on the name.
We recognize that some community members would like to see more Indigenous names incorporated into our cityscape. We are currently looking into opportunities to work more closely with First Nations on projects such as these and exploratory discussions are underway. Our current Bylaw compels us to move forward with the existing policy until potential changes to our naming process can be more fully explored.
Naming guidelines in the District
General place naming guidelines
Our Naming Selection Criteria and Procedures Policy (approved by Council on February 16, 2015) provides a consistent and transparent approach to naming streets, parks, community facilities, and places in the District, and helps inform the work of the Place Naming Committee and Council when making decisions regarding name selection.
Consider names that:
- have a strong connection to the local community
- reflect cues from the local context and have historical, social or cultural relevance
- may reference local geographic and environmental features such as mountains, rivers, creeks, coves, flora and fauna
- engender a positive image
- are not the same as or sound similar to existing North Shore names
- avoid duplicating existing Metro Vancouver names, where possible
- generally avoid honourific or personal names except in occasional circumstances as warranted
- avoid difficult pronunciation and spelling
- do not lend themselves to inappropriate abbreviations or acronyms
Specific street naming guidelines
In addition to the general criteria listed above, this should be considered for street naming:
- The name should be concise and easy to pronounce
- Extensions of a common name should generally be limited to one duplication (e.g. Byron Road and Byron Place) and take into account the Road Designations per Appendix A
- Where a collector street changes direction, it shall retain its same name.