[Talk-ca] Formatting of Municipality Names

Matthew Darwin matthew at mdarwin.ca
Mon Feb 12 23:36:56 UTC 2018

Kevin thanks for the history lesson.  As I mentioned on other threads, 
I'm relatively new here, so I am missing the context, so I appreciate 
you filling it in.

Looking at the 100 used "Town/City/Municipality of " names, they seem 
to be entirely in Ontario.  So perhaps this is mostly an Ontario 
discussion to start.

Here is the full list of city:suburb values as context to the 
discussion.  It appears mainly used in the Montreal area:

      89 Le Plateau-Mont-Royal     38 Côte-des-Neiges–NDG     37 
Rosemont-Petite-Patrie     36 Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve     34 
Saint-Laurent     25 Bramalea     24 Dollard-des-Ormeaux     22 
Outremont     21 Villeray-Saint-Michel-PE     20 
Ahuntsic-Cartierville     17 Saint-Leonard     16 Pointe-Claire     12 
Westmount     12 Dorval     11 Mont-Royal     11 
L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève      8 Côte Saint-Luc      7 
RDP-Pointe-Aux-Trembles      6 Verdun      6 
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue      6 Pointe Claire      6 Le Sud Ouest      
6 LaSalle      4 Lachine      4 Erindale      4 Bolton      3 
Montréal-Nord      3 Montreal-Est      3 Anjou      2 Wesmount      2 
Kirkland      2 Hampstead      1 Unionville      1 Scarborough      1 
Pierrefonds-Roxboro      1 North York      1 Le-Sud-Ouest      1 
Gastown      1 Etobicoke      1 Downtown Dartmouth      1 Delta      1 
Beauport      1 Beaconsfield      1 Alton

On 2018-02-12 06:02 PM, Kevin Farrugia wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
> Not having the "City of" or "Town of" would be preferred - the 
> reason those are there is that the CanVec data that was imported 
> uses administrative names in the data.
> When people search or say an address out loud they would use "123 
> Yonge St, Toronto" not "123 Yonge St, City of Toronto".  It's 
> something that I think was overlooked when the data was imported and 
> has annoyed the hell out of me when I see it...
> As for examples like "North York, Toronto" - some people still use 
> the pre-amalgamation borough names for the suburbs that were annexed 
> into the City of Toronto.  Sometimes it's for a very good purpose - 
> there are multiple King, Queen, Main, etc. streets in the current 
> city.  In the cases you found, since there are so few, i would 
> suggest the former city names be moved to the city:suburb tag and 
> Toronto stays in the addr:city tag?

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