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:
Hi Matthew,

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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