CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall’s Heart of the City has made a request to the City of Cornwall Clerk’s department to rename the parkette on Pitt St. after former city councillor Denis Carr.
Carr had served on Council for many years, finishing his last term in December of 2018. He has also been involved in the community as the former President of the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce and as a former head of the Heart of the City.
“The request speaks of Mr. Carr’s dedication to the rehabilitation of Cornwall’s downtown by way of his time with Heart of the City, which has resulted in many façade improvements in the downtown,” a statement on the City’s website reads. “Mr. Carr was a member of the Downtown Business Improvement Area Board and advocated as a member of City Council (he is the longest serving member in terms of total years in office). He is a Past-President of the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce and participated in a number of other volunteer Boards.”
The parkette on Pitt St. is located between Dreamland and Jas-Mar Paints on the stretch of Pitt St. between Second and Third streets.
The City is accepting feedback on the proposed name change until Aug. 30, after which the request will be reviewed by the City’s Commemorative Naming Committee.
Feedback can be sent to the Clerk’s office at City of Cornwall, Corporate Services, Clerk’s Division, 360 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario, K6J 3P9 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org