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Streets of New Westminster - A-C

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Street Name

Derivation

Notes

Location

Currently In Use

Appeared

Adams Street

Possibly named for George Adams, early businessman and Councillor

 

Victory Heights

No

1892

Agnes Street

Named after Agnes, the daughter of Governor Douglas

 

Downtown

Yes

1859 - 1863

Albert Crescent

Named for Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria

 

Downtown

No

1859 - 1863

Alberta Street

Named for the province of Alberta

 

Victory Heights, Sapperton

Yes

1892

Alder Street

Named for the alder tree

 

Glenbrooke North

No

1900

Alexander Street

Named for Alexander Ewen, Councillor, who lived on the street.

Now Alexander Street

Downtown

Yes

1892

Alfred Terrace

Named for Prince Alfred, son of Queen Victoria

now part of Columbia Street

Downtown

No

1859 - 1863

Alice Street #1

Named for Alice Gardens which were named for Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria

 

Downtown

Yes

1892

Alice Street #2

Named for Alice Gardens which were named for Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria

 

West End

No

1913

Allen Street

Possibly named for Thomas Allen, a teamster and contractor who lived in the area.

 

Sapperton

Yes

1909

Allison Place

Named for A.J. Allison, Councillor

 

Victory Heights

Yes

1973

Amess Street

 

 

Sapperton

Yes

1909

Anne Street

 

now Ash Street

Uptown

No

pre 1913

Anthony Court

Named for Pete Anthony, lacrosse player

 

Queen's Park

Yes

1995

Arbutus Street

Named for the arbutus tree

 

Queen's Park

Yes

1909

Archer Street

Named for Samuel Archer, Royal Engineer

 

Victory Heights

Yes

1909

Argyle Street

Named for Thomas Argyle, R.E., gunsmith and blacksmith

 

Glenbrooke North

No

1909

Armstrong Street

Named for W.J. Armstrong, Mayor and/or J.C. Armstrong, Councillor

now part of Clarkson Street

Downtown

No

1890

Arthur Terrace

Named for Arthur, seventh child of Queen Victoria

now part of Columbia Street

Downtown

No

1859 - 1863

Ash Street

Named for the ash tree

lower part was Fife Street; upper part was Anne Street

Uptown, Downtown

Yes

1892

Ashcroft Street

Named for the city of Ashcroft, B.C.

 

West End

No

1909

Auckland Street

Named for the city of Auckland, New Zealand

 

Downtown

Yes

1859 - 1863

Augusta Street

Named for one of the names proposed for New Westminster, along with Regina

was Knox Street

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1892

Aurora Street

Named for the city of Aurora, Ontario

 

West End

No

1909

Street Name

Derivation

Notes

Location

Currently In Use

Appeared

Bacon Street

Named for Charles A. Bacon, a melter at the Assay office

now Oakland Street

Queen's Park

No

pre 1913

Barnet Street

Named for McDonald Barnet Mills, a lumber company in the area

 

North Arm South

No

1909

Basran Avenue

Named for the Basran family, prominent in the area.

 

Queensborough

Yes

1997

Beach Street

Named for George Beach, founder of Westminster Mills

 

North Arm South

Yes

1909

Begbie Square

Named for Judge Matthew Baillie Begbie

 

Downtown

No

1980

Begbie Street

Named for Judge Matthew Baillie Begbie who owned the adjacent lots

 

Downtown

Yes

1859 - 1863

Bell Lane

Listed for Alex Bell, businessman

 

North Arm South

No

1909

Belleville Street

Named for the city of Belleville, Ontario

 

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1892

Belmont Street

Probably named for the city of Belmont, Ontario

 

Uptown

Yes

1892

Belyea Street

Named for Harry A. Belyea, head of the Royal City Transfer Co.

 

West End

Yes

1909

Bennet Street

Misspelling of Brunette Street - appears in only one year's directory.

 

 

No

1891

Bent Court

Named for G.H. Bent, teamster, or J.G. Bent, carpenter, residents in the area

 

Uptown

Yes

1909

Beth Street

Named for Beth Wood, Mayor

 

Glenbrooke South

Yes

1981

Birch Street

Named for the birch tree

 

Glenbrooke North

No

1909

Blackberry Drive

Named for the blackberries growing abundantly in the area

 

Glenbrooke South

Yes

1993

Blackford Street

 

 

Queen's Park, Uptown

Yes

1909

Blackie Street

Named for Walter Blackie, blacksmith & Councillor

was Ferris Street.

Downtown

Yes

1890

Blackley Street

Named for George Blakely, Poplar Island Shipyards and member of the Harbour Commission

Misspelling of Blakely Street, corrected in 1958

North Arm South

Yes

1909

Blackman Street

Named for J.W.B. Blackman, City Engineer

 

Glenbrooke North

Yes

1909

Blackwood Street

Named for Arthur Blackwood, senior official, Colonial Office

 

Downtown

Yes

1859 - 1863

Blair Avenue

Named for J.C. Blair, first resident on the street.

 

Sapperton

Yes

1909

Blakely Street

Named for George Blakely, partner in Westminster Mills

 

North Arm South

No

1958

Bole Street

Named for Judge Wm. Norman Bole, first Police Magistrate

 

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1909

Bonar Steet

Named for Horatio Bonar, Scottish hymn writer, influenced by Knox and Calvin.

now Cornwall Street

Brow of the Hill

No

pre 1913

Bonson Street

Named for Lewis F. Bonson, Royal Engineer & Councillor

 

Downtown, Queen's Park

Yes

1890

Boundary Road

Named for the boundary between New Westminster and Richmond.

 

Queensborough

Yes

 

Bourke Street

Named for David Bourke, Deputy Warden, BC Penitentiary 1895 - 1907

 

 

No

1909

Bowler Street

Possibly named for Pat Bowler, City Electrician

 

West End

Yes

1909

Boyd Street

Named for Hugh Boyd "Father of Richmond".

Named about 1895 (Pullem)

Queensborough, North Arm South

Yes

1909

Boyne Street

Named for Battle of Boyne or Boyne River by Irish settlers in the area.

 

Queensborough, North Arm South

Yes

1909

Braid Street

Braid was part of the management of the distillery in the area

was Pipeline Road

Sapperton

Yes

1909

Brandon Street

Named for City of Brandon, Manitoba

 

Queen's Park

No

1909

Brantford Street

Named for City of Brantford, Ontario

 

Uptown

Yes

1892

Brighouse Street

Named for Mrs. M. Brighouse who lived on this street

 

 

No

1891

Brookes Street Named for the Brookes family who owned a woodworking shop   Queensborough Yes 2008

Brown Street #1

Named for J.C. Brown, Mayor or Ebenezer Brown, Councillor

Became Carroll Street?

Victory Heights

No

1890

Brown Street #2

Named for J.C. Brown, Mayor or Ebenezer Brown, Councillor

Formerly Milton Street

Brow of the Hill

No

1891

Brunette Avenue

Named for the Brunette River which was named for the colour of the water.

was Pitt River Road and Brunette Street

Brunette Creek

Yes

1892

Buchanan Street

Named for S.B. Buchanan who owned property in the area

Formerly Buchanan Avenue.

Sapperton

Yes

1909

Burnaby Street

Named for the City of Burnaby which is named for Robert Burnaby.

 

Victory Heights

Yes

1909

Burr Street

Named for the Burr family including Joseph Burr, Councillor, and Hugh Burr who lived in the area.

 

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1909

Bushby Street

Named for Arthur Thomas Bushby, private secretary to Judge Begbie, and later Postmaster.

 

Downtown

Yes

1890

Bute Street

Possibly named for Bute Inlet

 

Brow of the Hill

No

1909

Byrne Street

Named for Pat and Peter Byrne, Burnaby pioneers in the area

 

Glenbrooke North

No

1909

Street Name

Derivation

Notes

Location

Currently In Use

Appeared

Calvin Street

Named for John Calvin, a French theologian. See Knox and Bonar

now Oxford Street

Brow of the Hill

No

pre 1913

Camana Street

 

now Durham Street * Check spelling - maybe Carmana

Glenbrooke North

No

pre 1913

Cameron Street

Possibly named for the Cameron family, especially John and James, of Royal City Planing Mills

 

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1909

Campbell Street

Possibly named for John H. Campbell, Councillor

 

Queensborough

Yes

1909

Canfor Avenue

Named for Canadian Forest Products (Canfor) in the area

 

Brunette Creek

Yes

1967

Canil Street Named for the Canil family, originally from Italy and long-time Queensborough residents   Queensborough Yes 2008

Capilano Way

 

 

Brunette Creek

Yes

 

Cariboo Street

Named for Cariboo District of British Columbia

 

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1892

Carnarvon Street

Named for Lord Carnarvon, Undersecretary for Sir Edgar Bulwer-Lytton

was Gosset Street,  Prevost Street, Dallas Street

Downtown

Yes

1859 - 1863

Carnegie Street

Named for Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish philanthropist who provided money for a library in New Westminster

was Jones Street

Victory Heights

Yes

1909

Carroll Street

Named for W.J. Carroll, Deputy Warden at the BC Penitentiary

was Brown Street?

Victory Heights

Yes

1909

Carter Street

Named for Carter family who lived in the area

 

Queensborough

Yes

1909

Cedar Street

Named for the cedar tree

 

Sapperton

Yes

1909

Cemetery Street

Named for its proximity to the cemetery

now Miner Street

Sapperton

No

1909

Cherry Street

Named for the cherry tree

 

Victory Heights

Yes

 

Chestnut Street

Named for the chestnut tree

 

Victory Heights

Yes

 

Chilliwack Street

Named for the town of Chilliwack, BC

was Helmcken Street

Victory Heights

Yes

1909

Church Street

Named for its proximity to Holy Trinity Cathedral

 

Downtown

Yes

1890

Churchill Street

Named for Sir Winston Churchill

was Water Street

Victory Heights

Yes

1945

Clarkson Street

Named for William Clarkson, prominent early citizen and Mayor, and/or George Clarkson, Councillor

 

Downtown

Yes

1890

Claudet Street

Named for Francis Claudet, who worked in the Assay Office and was a Councillor

Now St. Patrick Street. Named for F.G. Claudet, Councillor

Queen's Park

No

pre 1913

Clement Street

Col. Richard Clement Moody, founder of New Westminster

now Fourth Street

Glenbrooke North, Queen's Park, Downtown

No

1859 - 1863

Clinton Place

Named for Sir Henry Pelham Clinton, Colonial Secretary

 

Downtown

Yes

1859 - 1863

Clinton Street

Named for Sir Henry Pelham Clinton, Colonial Secretary

now Second Street

Glenbrooke North, Queen's Park, Downtown

No

1859 - 1863

Clute Street

Named for John Stillwell Clute, Mayor and other Clute family members

 

Glenbrooke North

Yes

1909

Coatham Street

Named for William C. Coatham, Principal of John Robson school

now Regina Street

Queen's Park

No

pre 1892

Coburg Street

Named for the City of Coburg, Ontario

 

Downtown

Yes

1892

Colborne Street

Named for the City of Colborne, Ontario

 

Glenbrooke North

Yes

1892

Colby Street

 

 

Sapperton

Yes

1913

College Court

Named for Columbian Methodist College which was situated in that location.

 

Queen's Park

Yes

 

Columbia Street

Named by Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment, coming to British Columbia

was Richards Street

Downtown

Yes

1859 - 1863

Columbia Street East *

Named by Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment, coming to British Columbia

*now E. Columbia Street (changed 2007) (Bylaw 1799)

was Sapperton North Road

Glenbrooke South, Sapperton, Brunette Creek

Yes

1895

Cooper Street

Named for John Cooper, Councillor or Capt. James Cooper, administrator of New Westminster Port.

now Eighth Street

Downtown

No

1891

Coquitlam Street

Named for the City of Coquitlam, B.C.

now Massey Street

Victory Heights

No

1909

Cornwall Street

Named for the City of Cornwall, Ontario

was Bonar Street

Brow of the Hill

Yes

1892

Courtney Crescent

Named for J.A. Courtney, Councillor

 

Victory Heights

Yes

1965

Coutts Street

Named for Lady Burdett-Coutts, who endowed Holy Trinity Cathedral with  money to purchase a complete peal of bells

was Jenkinson Street

Victory Heights

No

1909

Craig Street

Probably named for Tom Craig, early resident in the area.

 

Sapperton

No

1913

Crane Place

Named for Joseph Crane & Crane Brothers ship building company

 

Queensborough

Yes

1992

Crane Street

Named for Crane Ship Yards in the area

 

North Arm South

No

1909

Cumberland Street

Named for the City of Cumberland, BC

 

Glenbrooke South, Sapperton, Victory Heights

Yes

1892

Cunningham Street

Named for J.A. Cunningham, Mayor and/or Thomas Cunningham, Councillor

was Irving Street.

Downtown

Yes

1890

Curnew Street

Named for Capt. R. Curnew, Captain of the "SS Wellington", who lived in the area.

 

West End

Yes

1909

Curtis Street

Named for David S. Curtis, pharmacist and Mayor

 

Victory Heights

No

1913

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