Monday, February 10, 2014

History of The Names of Things in Nova Scotia and Toronto

Nova Scotia is thinking about adopting that mid-February holiday that some other provinces.  Just to prove they can be as bland as Upper Canada, they are considering the name Family Day. But other contenders include Joseph Howe Day, and some people are advocating for Viola Desmond Day. (More Viola Desmond from this blog here and here.

In Toronto, meanwhile, a proposal to rename Union Station for John A. Macdonald seems to have been rejected by public opinion. The idea of renaming Avenue Road (speaking of bland!) Macdonald Boulevard seems to be spinning its wheels. But there is always next year.

H/t Ron Caplan.
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