[Talk-ca] Formatting of Municipality Names

James james2432 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 17:48:07 UTC 2018


Nice work, I forgot to mention that removing City Of makes bilingual
procesaing easier too. As you wont have "Ville de City of Toronto"

On Feb 16, 2018 12:43 PM, "Matthew Darwin" <matthew at mdarwin.ca> wrote:

> 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
>
> On 12 February 2018 at 21:02, Bernie Connors <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
>>
>> 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> wrote:
>>
>>> I smell a harmonization with admin_level...not that there's anything
>>> wrong with that.
>>> SteveA
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>> --
>> Bernie Connors
>> New Maryland, NB
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