Latest News

City honours those who served with street names

Oshawa will once again be honouring local veterans by naming streets in their honour.

Thomas “Harry” Dyas, Davey Thompson, Albert Suddard, and Stewart Bray will be added to the city’s street name reserve list.

Oshawa has a policy which has spanned more than 15 years where it honours those who died in war, as well as the veterans who came home.

Typically, this policy sees staff arrange a meeting with the Oshawa United Veteran Services group to review the nominations, but this year was different.

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions related to in-person gatherings, it was determined that in order to advance the nominations, circulation of the nomination forms to the members of the group for comment was appropriate in this instance,” reads the report given to the city’s development services committee.

The names provided, Dyas, Thompson, Suddard and Bray, received no objections from the Oshawa United Veteran Services group.

Last year, the city announced it was naming streets after 13 veterans, including Jim Brewster, Doug Finney, Verne Bowen and more.

Street signs honouring the war dead and veterans will contain a poppy motif in their design.