City Names New Neighbourhood After Fringe Festival Founder
August 23, 2012
With the 31st Edmonton Fringe Festival underway, the City of Edmonton has announced a new neighbourhood in honour of the founder of Edmonton’s Fringe, Brian Paisley.
The Paisley neighbourhood is located in the Heritage Valley area in southwest Edmonton and will be home to over 3000 people when fully developed.
“The Fringe Festival is one of Edmonton’s most loved annual events for citizens and visitors, alike. It is thanks to the innovative thinking, creativity and dedication of individuals such as Mr. Paisley that Edmonton has such a strong reputation as a festival city,” says David Weir, Chair of the City’s Naming Committee.
Neighbourhoods have recently been named in honour of other respected Edmontonians, including Terrance Cavanagh, Norman Mattson, Dr. Helen Hays, Tony Cashman and Rosetta Graydon.
The City’s Naming Committee approves names for municipal facilities, new neighbourhoods, parks and roads. The Naming Committee was first established in 1956 as the District Names Advisory Committee. It was one of the first of its kind in North America.
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