Commemorative Naming Consultation – Ed Laverty Fields

City seeks public input on six commemorative naming proposals

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting public consultations on six separate proposals to name:

  • The tennis courts at Russell Boyd Park, located at 1735 St. Bernard Street, “Gabriela Dabrowski Tennis Courts”
  • The boat launch in Eccolands Park, located at 334 River Road, “Joe Messner Boat Launch”
  • The future park, located at 305 Lysander Place, “W.O. Wilhelmina Walker Park”
  • The future park, located on the northeast corner of Codd’s Road and Hemlock Road, “Lt. Col. William G. Barker VC Park”
  • The two sports fields at McCarthy Park, located at 3320 Paul Anka Drive, “Ed Laverty Fields”
  • The future park, located at Encore Phase 5-6 Park Block 120 at Jerome Jodoin Drive and Decoeur Drive, “Don Boudria Park”

Ed Laverty Fields (Ward 16 – River)

In recognition of the historical significance of Ed Laverty to the City of Ottawa, Province of Ontario, and Canada, the City has been asked to name the two sports fields within McCarthy Park, located at 3320 Paul Anka Drive, “Ed Laverty Fields”. Ed Laverty was passionate about sports and was instrumental in the development and growth of touch football, locally, provincially and nationally. Ed, who was the founder and driving force behind the Ottawa Nepean Touch Football League (ONTFL), was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 2014, and received the Mayor’s Cup Award in 2013.

View each proposal online on the Commemorative Naming page at ottawa.ca. Comments on these proposals will be accepted until end-of-day May 2, 2018.