By the Ottawa Citizen, October 10, 2018
The National Capital Commission’s brand-new Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park needs a new, and hopefully more elegant, name and you can help.
The NCC is inviting suggestions from the public to name the sweeping nine-kilometre-long green space that follows the river along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
According to the NCC guidelines, the park can be named after one of three things:
- a person of national stature who has made a substantial contribution to the building of Canada and its identity in the world, or to an aspect of Canadian culture worthy of special recognition;
- a place or event with a significant historical or cultural legacy in Canada, or;
- a local or regional figure who has contributed to the building of the Capital.