Emdaabiimok: the City of Toronto gives an Indigenous name to an avenue

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Municipal elected officials and indigenous leaders participated in the ceremony.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Jean-Loup Doudard

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Posted at 7:34 p.m. EDT

Toronto on Wednesday renamed, in the name of reconciliation with Indigenous people, an avenue in the east of the city which was until now called Lower Coxwell. The new name, Emdaabiimok, means “where the road leads to the water”.

It was suggested by the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, whose ancestors used this passage to fish in Lake Ontario.

Mississaugas of Credit Chief Claire Sault explains that name and rename is part of indigenous culture. It has a meaning that reflects our oneness with the earth.

The official ceremony took place in the neighborhood of Beachesa few days before National Indigenous Peoples Day.

This allows us to better recognize and celebrate the rich Indigenous history, in the east and across the citysaid municipal councilor Paula Fletcher, who campaigned for this change.

The City wants to better recognize the history of indigenous peoples on its territory. The city council approved the name change in July 2022.

With information from Jean-Loup Doudard

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