The all-star NHL Player falls short of the requirements…
City staff in Halifax are advising against renaming a road after Sidney Crosby, noting that Nova Scotia’s hockey darling doesn’t meet the existing criteria for commemorative naming because he has not yet retired.
A staff report up for discussion by council on Tuesday explores the implications of naming Dartmouth’s Forest Hills Parkway to Sidney Crosby Parkway, an idea first floated at city hall in 2016.
The report said that while staff acknowledge “the broad range of positive impacts that Sidney Crosby’s athletic achievements have on the local community,” renaming the street for him would conflict with municipal policies.
The guidelines, adopted in 2010 to provide staff with direction on commemorative naming, originally said the city would only consider naming public assets after people one year after their death, but was amended in 2015 to consider living nominees.
The extension is limited to people who have retired from their field or who have accumulated 25 years of volunteer community service — and at the age of 31, Crosby falls short of both requirements.