Kevin thanks for the history lesson. As I mentioned on other threads,
I'm relatively new here, so I am missing the context, so I appreciate
you filling it in.
Looking at the 100 used "Town/City/Municipality of " names, they seem
to be entirely in Ontario. So perhaps this is mostly an Ontario
discussion to start.
Here is the full list of city:suburb values as context to the
discussion. It appears mainly used in the Montreal area:
89 Le Plateau-Mont-Royal 38 Côte-des-Neiges–NDG 37
Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 36 Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 34
Saint-Laurent 25 Bramalea 24 Dollard-des-Ormeaux 22
Outremont 21 Villeray-Saint-Michel-PE 20
Ahuntsic-Cartierville 17 Saint-Leonard 16 Pointe-Claire 12
Westmount 12 Dorval 11 Mont-Royal 11
L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève 8 Côte Saint-Luc 7
RDP-Pointe-Aux-Trembles 6 Verdun 6
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue 6 Pointe Claire 6 Le Sud Ouest
6 LaSalle 4 Lachine 4 Erindale 4 Bolton 3
Montréal-Nord 3 Montreal-Est 3 Anjou 2 Wesmount 2
Kirkland 2 Hampstead 1 Unionville 1 Scarborough 1
Pierrefonds-Roxboro 1 North York 1 Le-Sud-Ouest 1
Gastown 1 Etobicoke 1 Downtown Dartmouth 1 Delta 1
Beauport 1 Beaconsfield 1 Alton
On 2018-02-12 06:02 PM, Kevin Farrugia wrote:
Not having the "City of" or "Town of" would be preferred - the
reason those are there is that the CanVec data that was imported
uses administrative names in the data.
When people search or say an address out loud they would use "123
Yonge St, Toronto" not "123 Yonge St, City of Toronto". It's
something that I think was overlooked when the data was imported and
has annoyed the hell out of me when I see it...
As for examples like "North York, Toronto" - some people still use
the pre-amalgamation borough names for the suburbs that were annexed
into the City of Toronto. Sometimes it's for a very good purpose -
there are multiple King, Queen, Main, etc. streets in the current
city. In the cases you found, since there are so few, i would
suggest the former city names be moved to the city:suburb tag and
Toronto stays in the addr:city tag?
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