This could be Denis Carr Lane…

The downtown parkette between Pitt Street and the courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The city is considering a request to name it Denis Carr Lane after the retired councillor and former president of the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The city is considering a request to name a downtown parkette after former Cornwall Coun. Denis Carr.

The request came from Cornwall Heart of the City to label the green area between Pitt Street and the courthouse in the downtown, which doesn’t have a name right now.

Heart of the City wants to recognize Carr’s dedication to the municipality through his time at the organization. He was also a member of the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) board and former president of the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce.

The city notice allows people to submit comments until the end of the month to the city clerk, with those comments sent to the Commemorative Naming Committee.

The comments are submitted to City Clerk Manon Levesque at mlevesque@cornwall.ca

The city has made a number of posthumous name changes, such as switching Blossom Park to Ray Lalonde Memorial Park and a section of the waterfront trail to the Chuck Charlebois Recreational Trail. But this is the first time in recent memory where a name change was considered for a living person in Cornwall.

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