School board will choose one of three final names for Burlington’s Ryerson Public School

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Published November 10, 2021 at 2:40 pm

The last chance for local residents to weigh in on the renaming of a Burlington elementary school is Nov. 17.

That is the date of the Halton District School Board trustee meeting that will be the final one before a new moniker is chosen for Ryerson Public School.

The board decided to rename the school following the residential school discoveries of mass children’s graves. Egerton Ryerson was a driving force behind Canada’s residential school system

The City of Burlington is undergoing a similar renaming process for the adjoining Ryerson Park.

The three final choices for a new name are Creekside, which is the name of the creek beside the school; Makwendam, the Anishinaabemowin word meaning ‘to remember’; and Parkside.

The board is encouraging delegations to next Wednesday’s meeting. The deadline to register your delegation is Monday, Nov. 15, at noon.

For more information or to register, visit the board’s website.

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