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What's In a Name? Search Places, Areas and Landmarks

The names of roads, bridges, islands and other places in Richmond sometimes represent the people and history of Richmond, and sometimes reflect the stamp of urban development. Each entry is accompanied by a Google map which shows the location of the place, or in those cases where the name is no longer used, another resource which will show where it used to be. Not all street names are as yet included. The work is ongoing, and will be presented here as discoveries are made.

This searchable database is made possible thanks to: volunteers who research the often obscure origins of these names; the Friends of the Richmond Archives; and the Richmond Canada 150 Community Celebration Grant Program.

Note: Memorial Roads are those roads named after fallen servicemen. Retired are those road names which are no longer used.

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    e.g. Gary / Garry
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    e.g. Hamilton ! school
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