How Saskatoon names its streets
Romanow Road, Dayday Drive or Prairie Lily Street could soon be
coming to a Saskatoon neighbourhood.
The City of Saskatoon's Masters Naming List contains 145 names of people and things influential in Saskatoon.
"The list is referred to from time-to-time when the city needs names for streets or for parks or for civic facilities," said Alan Wallace, the city's manager of planning and development.
The names include well-known political figures in Saskatoon including former premier Roy Romanow, former mayor Henry Dayday, former city councillor Owen Fortosky and current city councillor Pat Lorje.
But, the future street names are not limited to politicians. The criteria to be on the list includes someone who risked his or her life to protect others.
That means future streets could be named after:
-William Bergen - a Saskatoon firefighter injured during a fire at Outlaws Nightclub in 1981.
-Herbert Divers - an army veteran and pioneer.
-Bertha Forsey - a Saskatoon nurse who served overseas during the First World War.
-and W.N. Hathway - a veteran killed in action during the Second World War
For sports fans in Saskatoon, Hilltops is being considered for a street name, as is Farthing, after the former Saskatchewan Roughrider and Vanier Cup winner Dan Farthing.
Other more obscure names on the list include Mother Theresa and Prairie Lily.
Wallace said the city will pick names from the list or developers building a new subdivision will request names from the list.
"There's a constant stream of requests that come in every year," he said.
To request an addition of a name to this list, you can fill out this form.