Fab Findlay Fact: What’s in a name? And who comes up with the monikers found on the streets of Findlay Creek?by FCCA | 2 Comments
Melissa Côté of Tartan Homes digs up names for the streets, avenues and crescents in our community. Typically, she looks for environmental themes given Findlay Creek’s close proximity to wetlands and creeks. For instance, Buttonbush is a swamp/marsh shrub, Bufflehead is a type of duck and Bunchberry is a type of plant that is very common in woods. Once she and others identify street names they’d like to use, the names are submitted to the city for review and approval. Each name is cross checked to make sure it is not already in use or does not sound similar to another street name already in use. We’ll tell you about more street names in future columns.
This fact was researched and submitted by Randy Ray, a Findlay Creek resident and co-author of nine books about Canada. For more trivia, please visit: www.triviaguys.com.