In progress City project

City Asset Naming Review

The City is developing new standards to refine the naming policies and street naming registry using an equitable, diverse and inclusive approach.
  1. 1
    Winter 2023

    Complete policy review that direct current asset naming.

  2. 2
    Spring 2023

    Conduct comparative analysis and city leader discovery sessions.

  3. 3
    Summer 2023

    Conduct consultations with community residents and leaders for feedback.

  4. 4
    Fall 2023

    Compare and analyze data for asset review.

  5. 5
    Early 2024

    Launch public project

Project overview

The City of Mississauga in collaboration with Quakelab Incorporated, an equity and justice agency, is currently reviewing our asset naming process using an equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) lens to develop guiding principles that will assist in the future naming of city streets, parks, facilities and other community assets.

Current assets

In total, the City of Mississauga owns:

  • 3,530 named public streets, including highways
  • 374 named buildings and facilities including arenas and Museums
  • 158 commemoratively named parks
  • 18 items in its art collection including monuments and other public art
  • 162 names on the City’s current Street Name Reserve List

Asset naming process

All naming and re-naming actions are paused and will resume in 2024.

This will ensure future asset names are aligned with policy changes and reflect an equitable, diverse and inclusive approach.

Action plan

We are committed to building a strong, more inclusive and accessible city and plan to ensure community stories are authentically documented and shared by:

  • Adopting a community-centred method to gather information about asset naming and commemorative processes
  • Implementing an equitable, diverse and inclusive approach
  • Completing focused and community-wide consultations to include community leader feedback in the structure of our new guiding principles

Get involved

Interested community members are invited to share their thoughts and feedback, especially those from South Asian, Black, Indigenous or other racialized communities. Please join one of the community sessions we are planning to host.

Interested community members are encouraged to register to attend one of the scheduled community discovery sessions from the available dates listed below:

  • Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    (South Asian Community Leaders)
  • Wednesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    (Black Community Leaders)
  • Thursday, May 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    (Open to all)

These sessions will be two hours, and are meant to determine what should be considered as we develop guiding principles for the City’s asset naming policies and street names registry.

For more information about the City asset naming project please contact:

Ngozi Obuba
Project Lead
905-615-3200 ext. 4834

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