Developers building in Regina will have to get a little more creative when naming streets.
At their last meeting, city council voted in favour of a motion which would see developers pick from a list of available names, with the city, Reconciliation Regina and the developers themselves getting a say in the list.
“We have a significant Indigenous population in the city,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “It’s a common sense thing to do, but it’s also a part of reconciliation.”
Fougere noted that there will not be another neighbourhood like The Greens on Gardiner or Wascana View, where every street name is fairly similar.
“On it’s face, it’s confusing. People who want to drive to Wascana View, you’ve got every street named Wascana.”
As part of this motion, 25% of new streets and 50% of new parks will have an Indigenous name chosen by Reconciliation Regina.