[Talk-ca] Formatting of Municipality Names

Matthew Darwin matthew at mdarwin.ca
Fri Feb 16 17:41:49 UTC 2018


To start the cleanup process, the following *Ontario* cities are being 
changed (remove "City of" or "City Of").   Once that is done, I'll 
come back with the next batch to process...

The idea to remove the city name in its entirety will require careful 
consideration to ensure the necessary boundary relations are in place 
and of course more discussion to see if people are comfortable to 
proceed on that kind of activity.

  110707 City of Toronto
   45716 City of Hamilton
   27234 City of London
   25393 City of Brampton
   17251 City of Vaughan
   16929 City of St. Catharines
   16592 City of Kawartha Lakes
   16087 City of Thunder Bay
   14787 City of Niagara Falls
   13966 City of Kingston
   12085 City of Oshawa
   11321 City of Barrie
   10981 City of Burlington
   10347 City of Guelph
    9666 City of Brantford
    9384 City of Sarnia
    9102 City of Windsor
    9044 City Of Sault Ste. Marie
    8263 City of Peterborough
    7819 City of Quinte West
    7593 City of Welland
    6753 City of Pickering
    6608 City of Greater Sudbury
    6375 City Of Greater Sudbury
    6239 City of Belleville
    6165 City of Prince Edward County
    5696 City of Cornwall
    5269 City Of Timmins
    4877 City of Port Colborne
    4208 City of Woodstock
    3971 City of Thorold
    3692 City of St. Thomas
    3603 City of Cambridge
    3529 City of Orillia
    3355 City of Brockville
    3098 City of Owen Sound
    2733 City of Clarence-Rockland
    2377 City Of Pembroke
    1549 City Of Dryden
     871 City of Kenora
     766 City Of Elliot Lake
     544 City of Elliot Lake
     302 City of Waterloo
     241 City of North Bay
      78 City of Kitchener
      47 City of Markham
      18 City of Timmins
       3 City of Vaughan (Maple)
       2 City of Sault Ste. Marie



On 2018-02-12 09:13 PM, Kevin Farrugia wrote:
> Bernie is correct.  "City of", "Municipality of", "x County" is a 
> legal name that would be referring to the legal entity itself (the 
> Government) rather than the place.  The place should just be 
> Toronto, Hamilton, Mississauga etc..
>
> The data source these legal names comes from has the legal name as 
> it's usually establishing the jurisdiction that contains the road.  
> The address ranges are derived from the road system, so it's just 
> been copied over.
>
> -Kevin Farrugia
> kevinfarrugia at gmail.com <mailto:kevinfarrugia at gmail.com>
>
> On 12 February 2018 at 21:02, Bernie Connors <bernie.connors at unb.ca 
> <mailto:bernie.connors at unb.ca>> wrote:
>
>     I see the use of "City of" as indicating the official name of a
>     municipality as it is defined in legislation. Here in New
>     Brunswick the Municipalities Act‎ defines the official names of
>     municipalities. Some opt to use "City of ", "Town of ", etc in
>     the Municipalities Act and some don't. But when it comes to
>     names on maps we should be more concerned with toponyms and not
>     official names. The use of "City of ", "Town of ", etc is very
>     rare in toponyms. Here is a query on the Canadian Geographic
>     Names Database searching for the term "of" in the "populated
>     places" category -
>     http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/search-place-names/search?q=of&theme%5B%5D=985&category=O
>     <http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/search-place-names/search?q=of&theme%5B%5D=985&category=O>
>
>     I only see two examples that include "City of ", "Town of ", etc
>     across the entire country:
>     City of Brant, ON
>     Village of Queen Charlotte, BC
>
>     Bernie.
>
>     On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 7:45 PM, OSM Volunteer stevea
>     <steveaOSM at softworkers.com <mailto:steveaOSM at softworkers.com>>
>     wrote:
>
>         I smell a harmonization with admin_level...not that there's
>         anything wrong with that.
>         SteveA
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>     Bernie Connors
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