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Street Name

Derivation

Notes

Location

Currently In Use

Appeared

Nanaimo Street

Named for the City of Nanaimo, BC

was Leith Street and Gladys Street

West End, Kelvin

Yes

1892

 

Napanee Street

Named for the City of Napanee, Ontario

 

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1892

 

Nelson Street

Named for Nels Nelson, brewery founder

 

Brunette Creek

No

1909

 

Nineteenth Street

 

 

West End

Yes

 

 

Ninth Avenue

 

was Turnbull Street

Connaught Heights, Glenbrooke North

Yes

 

 

Ninth Street

 

was Halifax Street

Downtown, Brow of the Hill, Kelvin

Yes

1892

 

Nootka Street

Named for the Nootka First Nation

 

Sapperton

Yes

1913

 

North Arm Road

Named for location leading to the North Arm of the Fraser River.

now Sixth Avenue

Connaught Heights, West End, Brow of the Hill, Kelvin, Uptown, Glenbrooke North, Queen's Park

No

1890

 

North Road

Named for the direction it went - north to Burrard Inlet.

now Columbia Street

Sapperton

No

pre 1913

 

Street Name

Derivation

Notes

Location

Currently In Use

Appeared

Oak Street

Named for the oak tree

 

Queen's Park

Yes

1892

 

Oakland Street

Named for the City of Oakland, Ontario

was Bacon Street

Queen's Park

Yes

1892

 

Oliver Street

Named for Joseph Oliver, an engineer who lived in the area.

 

Queen's Park

Yes

1909

 

Ontario Street

Named for the Province of Ontario

 

Downtown

Yes

1890

 

Orchard Street

Named for proximity to an orchard in the area

now Pine Street

Queen's Park

No

pre 1913

 

Osborne Avenue

Named for royal residence of Osborne House, Isle of Wight

 

Glenbrooke North

Yes

1909

 

Ottawa Street

Named for the City of Ottawa, Ontario

was part of Dublin Street

West End

No

1892

 

Ovens Avenue

Named for Thomas Ovens, Mayor

was Ovens Street

Glenbrooke North

Yes

1909

 

Oxford Street

Named for the City of Oxford, Ontario

was Calvin Street

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1892

 

Street Name

Derivation

Notes

Location

Currently In Use

Appeared

Page Street

 

 

Queensborough

No

1909

 

Paris Street

Named for the City of Paris, France

 

West End

No

1909

 

Park Crescent

Named for proximity to Queens Park

 

Glenbrooke North

Yes

 

 

Park Lane

Named for proximity to Queens Park

now First Street

Glenbrooke North

No

1859 - 1863

 

Park Row

Named for proximity to Queens Park

 

Downtown, Queen's Park

Yes

1892

 

Pearce Street

Named for Sidney J. Pearce, Police Chief, Sanitary Inspector, and Licence Inspector, who lived in the area.

 

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1909

 

Pearson Street

Named for Thomas R. Pearson, Councillor

 

Queen's Park

Yes

1909

 

Peele Street

Named for Adolphus Peele, pharmacist, who lived in the area.

 

Downtown, Queen's Park

Yes

1890

 

Pelham Street

Named for Sir Henry Pelham Clinton, Colonial Secretary

now Third Avenue

Queen's Park, Brow of the Hill, North Arm North, Uptown

No

1859 - 1863

 

Pembina Street

Probably named for the community of Pembina, Manitoba or Pembina, Alberta

 

Queensborough

Yes

1909

 

Phillips Street

Named for Phillips family including Matthew Phillips, Councillor

Named in 1920s

Queensborough

Yes

 

 

Pine Street

Named for the pine tree

was Orchard Street,  Essex St.

Queen's Park

Yes

1892

 

Pioneer Street

Named for Pioneer Lodge, into which the street led

 

Sapperton

No

 

 

Pipeline Road

Named for major water pipeline located under it.

now Braid Street

Sapperton

No

pre 1913

 

Pitt River Road

Named for the Pitt River, the destination of the early road.

now Brunette Avenue

Brunette Creek

No

1890

 

Portland Street

Named for the City of Portland, Ontario

 

Glenbrooke South

No

1892

 

Prescott Street

Named for the City of Prescott, Ontario

was St. Julia St.

Uptown

Yes

1892

 

Pretty Court

Named for Charles Fenn Pretty Sr., businessman who had a large cold storage plant in the area.

 

Queensborough

Yes

1993

 

Prevost Street

Named for Capt. James C. Prevost, Commander of H.M.S. Satellite & 1st Commisioner, Int'l Boundary Dispute

now Carnarvon Street Misspelled as Provost Street

Downtown

No

1859 - 1863

 

Princess Street

Probably named for the royal position of Princess

was Grey Street Between First and Second Street

Glenbrooke North, Uptown

Yes

1892

 

Street Name

Derivation

Notes

Location

Currently In Use

Appeared

Quayside Drive

Named for location along waterfront

was Terminal Avenue. Early 1860's maps show Quayside where docks are.

Downtown, North Arm North

Yes

1985

 

Quebec Street

Named for Province of Quebec

 

Downtown

Yes

1890

 

Queens Avenue

Named for Queen Victoria

 

Queen's Park, Uptown, North Arm North, Brow of the Hill, Downtown

Yes

1859 - 1863

 

Queen's Boulevard

Named for Queen Victoria

now McBride Boulevard

Downtown, Glenbrooke South, Glenbrooke North,

No

1859 - 1863

 

Queensborough Street

Named for one of original proposed names for City of New Westminster

now part of Townsend Place

Queen's Park

No

1909

 

Street Name

Derivation

Notes

Location

Currently In Use

Appeared

Rama Avenue

Named for Rama family, involved in the wood and fuel business for over eighty years in the area.

 

Queensborough

Yes

1994

 

Ramage Street

Named for John Ramage, Mayor

 

Downtown

Yes

1890

 

Regina Street

Named for the City of Regina, Saskatchewan

was Coatham Street

Queen's Park

Yes

1892

 

Reliance Court

Named for a prominent riverboat, the "Reliance"

 

Downtown

Yes

1985

 

Renaissance Square

Named by the developer

 

Downtown

Yes

1989

 

Rennie Place

Named for the Rennie family, especially George, Queensborough bridge tender.

 

Queensborough

Yes

1992

 

Reservoir Street

Named for the destination of the street, the City reservoir.

 

Victory Heights

No

1909

 

Rialto Court

Named by the developer

 

Downtown

Yes

1991

 

Richards Street

Named for George H. Richards, Captain in the British Navy, who surveyed the Fraser River.

now part of Columbia Street

Downtown

No

1863

 

Richmond Street

Named for the City of Richmond, BC

 

Glenbrooke South & Sapperton

Yes

1892

 

Rickman Place

Named for R.J. Rickman, merchant and manager of Royal City Planing Mills

 

Victory Heights

Yes

1960s

 

Rickman Street

Named for R.J. Rickman, merchant and manager of Royal City Planing Mills

 

Victory Heights

No

1909

 

Ridley Street

Possibly named for the community of Ridley, Manitoba

now Hamilton Street

Kelvin, West End

No

pre 1913

 

River Drive

Named for the Fraser River

 

North Arm North

Yes

1909

 

Robson Avenue

Named for David Robson, Councillor & City Clerk, who lived in the area

 

Uptown

Yes

1909

 

Rousseau Street

Named for Rousseau family, including James, a tanner and Eugene who was in the fishing industry. The family lived in the area.

 

Sapperton

Yes

1909

 

Royal Avenue

Named in recognition of Queen Victoria

also E.Royal Avenue (2007) (Bylaw 1799)

 

Downtown, Glenbrooke South

Yes

1859 - 1863

 

Street Name

Derivation

Notes

Location

Currently In Use

Appeared

Sackville Street

Named for the City of Sackville, New Brunswick

 

Kelvin, West End

No

1909

 

Salter Street

Named for Harvey Salter, an early settler

 

Queensborough, North Arm South

Yes

1909

 

Sandringham Avenue

Named for royal residence of Sandringham

 

Glenbrooke North

Yes

1909

 

Sangster Place

Named for J.Lewis Sangster, Mayor

 

Victory Heights

Yes

1965

 

Sangster Street

Named for Sangster family, prominent in the area

 

Victory Heights

No

1909

 

Sapper Street

Named for Royal Engineers, Sappers

 

Sapperton

Yes

 

 

Sapperton North Road

Named for direction and location of the road

now Columbia Street East

Sapperton, Brunette Creek

No

1890

 

Sarnia Street

Named for the City of Sarnia, Ontario

 

Downtown

Yes

1892

 

School Street

Named for proximity to Richard McBride school

 

Victory Heights

Yes

1913

 

Scott Street

Named for J.T. Scott, prominent businessman

 

Victory Heights

Yes

1913

 

Second Street

 

was Clinton Street

Glenbrooke North, Queen's Park, Downtown

Yes

1892

 

Seventeenth Street

 

 

West End

No

 

 

Seventh Avenue

 

was Townsend Avenue and Townsend Street

West End, Uptown, Glenbrooke North, Kelvin

Yes

1891

 

Seventh Avenue East*

*Now E. Seventh Avenue (2007) (Bylaw 1799)

 

Victory Heights

Yes

 

 

Seventh Street

 

was St. John's Street

Uptown, Downtown

Yes

1892

 

Seymour Court

Named for Governor Frederick Seymour

 

Glenbrooke South

Yes

 

 

Sharpe Street

Named for James Sharpe, Fraser River Lumber Co.

 

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1909

 

Shaw Street

 

 

Brow of the Hill

Yes

 

 

Sherbrooke Street

Named for the City of Sherbrooke, Quebec

 

Sapperton, Victory Heights

Yes

1892

 

Shiles Street

Named for Bartley W. Shiles, Mayor

 

Victory Heights

Yes

1909

 

Simcoe Street

Possibly named for Lord Simcoe

 

Downtown

No

1890

 

Simpson Street

Possibly named for James Simpson, gardener for Brunette Saw Mills

 

Sapperton

Yes

1909

 

Sinclair Avenue

Named for Marshall Sinclair, Councillor

 

Glenbrooke North

Yes

1909

 

Sixteenth Street

 

 

West End, North Arm North, Brow of the Hill

Yes

1892

 

Sixth Avenue

 

Part was Milton Street, part North Arm Road

Connaught Heights, West End, Brow of the Hill, Kelvin, Uptown, Glenbrooke North, Queen's Park

Yes

1892

 

Sixth Avenue East

 

was Munday Street

Victory Heights

Yes

 

 

Sixth Street

 

was Mary Street

Downtown, Kelvin, Uptown, Glenbrooke North

Yes

1892

 

Small Street

Named for size of street

 

Brow of the Hill

No

1891

 

Smith Street

Possibly named for Henry W.; Wilbur S.; or James C. Smith, all Councillors

 

Brow of the Hill

No

1909

 

Smokey Smith Place

Named for Smokey Smith, Victoria Cross recipient

 

Glenbrooke North

Yes

1999

 

South Dyke Road

Named for the dyke next to the river.

 

Queensborough

Yes

 

 

Spagnol Street

Named for Spagnol family, prominent in area, especially Harry, storekeeper for many years.

 

Queensborough

Yes

1994

 

Spalding Street

Named for Capt. Warner Reeve Spalding, first stipendiary magistrate of New Westminster

 

Downtown

No

1859 - 1863

 

Sparks Court

Named for the Sparks family, prominent in the area.

 

Queensborough

Yes

1993

 

Sprice Street

Named for Anthony Sprice, long time Queensborough resident

 

Queensborough

Yes

 

 

Spruce Street

Named for the spruce tree

 

Brunette Creek

Yes

1909

 

St. Andrews Square

Named for the patron saint of Scotland

 

Brow of the Hill

No

1890

 

St. Andrews Street

Named for patron saint and St. Andrews Square

became Tenth Street

Brow of the Hill, Kelvin

Yes

1859 - 1863

 

St. Anne Street

Named for the Sisters of St. Ann and St. Ann's Academy

now First Street

Downtown

No

1892

 

St. George Street

Named for patron saint & St. George Square

 

Queen's Park

Yes

1892

 

St. George's Street

Named for patron saint & St. George Square

now Fifth Street

Glenbrooke North, Queen's Park

No

1859 - 1863

 

St. John's Street

Named for the patron saint who is said to have united England and Scotland

now Seventh Street

Uptown, Downtown

No

1859 - 1863

 

St. Julia Street

 

now Prescott Street

Uptown

No

 

 

St. Mary's Street

Named for St. Mary's Hospital

 

Downtown

Yes

1892

 

St. Mungo Street

Named for St. Mungo Cannery

 

Downtown

No

1909

 

St. Patrick Street

Named for patron saint and St. Patrick's Square

was Claudet Street

Queen's Park

Yes

1859 - 1863

 

St. Patrick's Street

Named for patron saint of Ireland

now Third Street

Queen's Park, Downtown

No

1913

 

Stanley Street

Possibly named for Lord Stanley

Galbraith Street was included in 1977

North Arm South

Yes

1909

 

Star Crescent

Named for Star Shipyards in the area

 

North Arm South

Yes

1997

 

Stewardson Way

Named for Alan Stewardson, and his father Harry, both City Engineers

 

Connaught Heights, West End, North Arm North, Downtown

Yes

1966

 

Stott Street

Named for William Stott, Water Superintendent

 

Victory Heights

No

1909

 

Strand Avenue

 

Was Strand Street, changed to Avenue in 1999

Sapperton

Yes

1909

 

Summer Street

 

 

Brow of the Hill

No

1909

 

Surrey Street

Named for City of Surrey, BC

 

Victory Heights

Yes

1909

 

Suzuki Street

Named for Suzuki brothers, who had a boat yard in the area.

 

Queensborough

Yes

1994

 

Sydney Street

Named for the City of Sydney, Australia

 

Queen's Park

No

1909

 

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