Have you ever wondered the history of your street name or how the name of other streets were decided? To be honest it is a rather tricky process in Oakville. When applicants/developers submit a list of proposed names to the planning staff at the Town of Oakville, there is a whole list of criteria that must be met and checked against town protocol and compliance procedures before the name can be approved. Some of these criteria may include the length of name, appropriate spelling and pronunciation, historical/heritage significance, appropriateness of names, duplication and veteran names. The proposed names are then reviewed by Town staff to ensure all criteria have been met and then the names are either rejected or approved. If you are curious to learn more about this process you can visit http://www.oakville.ca/townhall/ms-cdv-002-001%20.html. Also, if you have ever wondered about or would like to know the history of your own street or any street in Oakville, you may contact the Town at (905) 845-6601 to speak to a Heritage Planner who can provide you with this information.