[Talk-ca] Formatting of Municipality Names

James james2432 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 00:32:01 UTC 2018


My favourite is Moose Factory. I think Canadian typonomy was the consesus
last time we had the same subject come up

On Feb 16, 2018 7:14 PM, "Matthew Darwin" <matthew at mdarwin.ca> wrote:

> In my OSM map updates to remove of "City of" and similar prefixes from
> locality names, I will not be expanding any "St", "Ste" or any other
> abbreviations of those names.  If the name (minus the prefix to be removed)
> matches what is in NRCan database, I will remove the prefix; if it doesn't,
> I will bring it back up here for review.
>
> I occasionally get "Saint John, NB" and "St. John's, NL" confused, so
> personally I do not want the city name in Newfoundland expanded to add to
> my confusion.   :-)
>
> What's your favourite locality name in Canada?  I have to go with
> "Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!"
>
>  On 2018-02-16 05:56 PM, Jarek PiĆ³rkowski wrote:
>
> With "street" in a street name, it's clear to most everyone that Pine St
> is an abbreviation and Pine Street is the correct unabbreviated Canadian
> English version. It is not clear to me that "Saint Catharines" is the
> correct unabbreviated version of the city's name. In fact it looks
> incorrect to me.
>
>
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