City Seeking Recommendations For Naming The Public Space At Market Slip

A reimagined waterfront is coming to Saint John and with site preparations well underway, the City’s Civic Commemoration Committee is inviting the public to help select a name for the (soon-to-be) newly redeveloped public gathering space near Market Slip.

This area has been a gathering space in the City for over 12,000 years. Over the past 250 years, infill has expanded the public’s access to the space, and in recent decades the classic brick warehouses have become popular boardwalk restaurants, shops, home to the New Brunswick Museum, the public library, and an access point to hotels and the Trade and Convention Centre.

This year, the area is once again being redeveloped with the addition of new buildings, an extension of Harbour Passage, and infrastructure including a skating oval, four season patios, a stage for concerts, open air film screenings, public gatherings, and special events.

The public is encouraged to submit name recommendations for this space using the following criteria:

  • Recognizes a person, event, or group of people who have demonstrated exceptional service to the residents of the region
  • Significance to the history and/or culture of the area
  • Flora and/or fauna of the area
  • Geographical or topographical features
  • Must be original and not duplicates of other spaces or street names in the region
  • Must not be offensive to a person or group of people
  • Must not include parody, slang, inappropriate humour, or double meanings

Names will be evaluated by staff based on appropriateness, cultural and historical significance, diversity, originality, and the relation to the design elements.

Feedback will be collected until Friday, August 26, 2022.

For more details and to submit your recommendations, visit

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