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<p>The Central Park neighborhood, known for New York City-themed street names, was built in the late 1990s — long before a certain Big Apple real estate mogul entered politics.</p><p>There’s also a Madison Park, Bloomingdale Street, Manhattan Crescent, and Staten Way in the area.</p><p>Bonnie Bowering moved here in 2008.</p><p>”When I used to tell people I live on Trump Avenue and I would add, ‘Yes, it is The Donald,’ people would smirk, some offered sympathies, that sort of thing,” she told AFP.</p><p>”But now — after he’s undermined democracy, and incited an insurrection, a violent attack on the US Capitol — it’s time to change our street name,” she said.</p><p>”Trump doesn’t deserve the honor and I think it’s inappropriate to have a street named after him in Canada’s capital.”</p><p>Ottawa city councilor Riley Brockington started gathering support for the name change from people who live on the street this week.</p><p>Some residents had been petitioning the city for years to change it, but Brockington resisted, saying he feared offending Trump while he was in office.</p><p>”I was concerned that there might be ramifications against Canada, that Trump would take punitive measures if word got out that Canada’s national capital wanted to take his name off a street sign,” Brockington said.</p><p>”With his exit from the White House, I felt now was a good time to try it.”</p><p>At least 50 percent of residents must agree to the name change to trigger a process that would take several months.</p><p>That’s not soon enough for Diane Hosker, who was out walking her dog Tuesday afternoon.</p><p>”It was a novelty at first, a fun way to start off a conversation when you told people where you lived,” she said. “Now it’s an embarrassment.”</p><p>”The man’s an idiot and I don’t like his brand of politics,” she added.</p><p>Nearby, a father stuck his head out of his front door to call his son in from the cold, and nodded in agreement.</p><p>Changing the street’s name would require new signage, but also new maps and postal addresses for 62 homes.</p><p>And then there’s the matter of selecting a new name.</p><p>Most other New York names are already taken in Ottawa, and numbered street names such as Fifth Avenue won’t do. “We already have one of those in Ottawa,” Bowering explained.</p><p>”I hope we end up with a name that everybody is happy with,” she concluded. “Of course, some people say ‘Anything would be better.'”</p><p>© 2021 AFP</p>



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