Right now, there are more than a dozen cities across B.C. that have paid respects to veterans by naming a street in their honour.
Port Moody could soon be joining the ranks of municipalities like Coquitlam, after city council was asked to consider renaming a street Veterans Way.
Port Moody resident and veterans advocate Guy Black wrote a letter to council requesting a portion of Hope Street between Williams and Hugh streets be renamed.
In his letter, he suggested the timing of the city's centennial would be an opportunity to mark the name change.
"At this time of our anniversary, I would like to ask the City of Port Moody to also pay tribute to all of our Port Moody veterans," Black wrote.
"It is especially significant this year since it will specifically recognize and include these citizens in our centennial. It will tangibly show them how much they mean to our city."
He also noted that his street-naming suggestion would be ideal since the stretch of road is home to the Legion Manor and Chip Kerr Park, named after the war hero.
Black also listed off nearly two-dozen cities that have a roadway named Veteran, including Coquitlam.
That city renamed a portion of Porter Street between King Albert and Winslow avenues Veterans Way.
On Tuesday, Port Moody council appeared warm to the idea but wasn't quite ready to sign off on the request.
Instead, politicians asked staff to come back with proposals for implementing a name change.
One option could be to rename the street completely and legally change addresses, or to rename it symbolically by putting a second street sign up to go along with the one for Hope Street.
City staff suggested there could be implications caused by changing legal addresses, but a second, symbolic sign would meet the intent of the request.
Coun. Zoe Royer said she supports the proposal, arguing there would be limited impact on the surrounding streets because the road is opposite Chip Kerr Park.
However, Mayor Mike Clay expressed concern that a second sign might cause confusion in the case of an emergency, but added he knows similar situations in other cities have worked out.
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