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Renaming proposed for Spencer Smith promenade

CSC, Feb. 27, 6:30pm, City Hall; Council March 18

The Burl-Oak Naval Veterans have requested that the promenade in Spencer Smith Park from the Waterfront Hotel to the Discovery landing that abuts the Naval Ships Memorial monument be renamed the Naval Veterans Walkway, in honour of Naval Veterans.

According to information from the Burl-Oak Naval Vetarans, the monument is regarded as one of the 12 best War Memorials in Canada, attracting visitors from all over the world. There is a standing order for all Navy Ships leaving Hamilton Harbour to stop and salute the monument before continuing on their way.

Renaming the promenade will bring more attention to the monument, and honour the Naval Veterans.

Click here for the motion, and here to read the letter of request form the Burl-Oak Naval Veterans.

My Take: I have received several emails from residents supporting this change, and also support the change. I thank Mayor Rick Goldring for bringing this forward.

Your Take: Do you support renaming the promenade in honour of the Naval Veterans? Post a comment below or email me at

Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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