Brampton park to be named after National Hockey League star


Published June 27, 2022 at 3:55 pm

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A park in Brampton is getting renamed after after a popular hockey star.

Glenforest Park North and South at 91 Glenforest Road will be renamed Sean Monahan Park officially on June 28.

Monahan, along with Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and Councillor Rowena Santos will be on hand for the ceremony at the park on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

The 27-year-old was born in Brampton and started his NHL career with Calgary Flames in 2013 after three seasons with the Ottawa 67’s. In nine NHL seasons, he’s scored 462 points (212 goals, 250 assists) in 656 regular-season games, and 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in 30 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Monahan has one season remaining on a seven-year contract he signed with the Flames on Aug. 19, 2016.

Monahan attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School.

Renaming the park comes as part of a project to rename streets and parks after sports heroes, politicians, celebrities and community activists.

About a year and a half ago, council considered renaming a street after Monahan.

“It came back that there were too many Monahans so the street name was not consistent with the 9-1-1 emergency response protocols,” Mayor Patrick Brown said at a council meeting earlier this year.

So Brown spoke to councillors in Bramalea, where Monahan grew up, about naming a park after the home-grown hockey player. Glenforest Park was named after the street and could instead take the name of a well-known Bramptonian, he said.

Brampton’s naming committee is also considering renaming Whitewash Way, Native Landing and Pilgrim Place to Dispatcher Drive, Radio Road and Transmission Trail respectively.

More information about the city’s naming policies can be found on the website.

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