City invites students to help name the Third Crossing bridge

November 17, 2021

The City of Kingston invites educators in the Kingston region to get involved and help name what is now called the “Third Crossing”.  

Currently, residents of the Kingston area are submitting input and completing a survey on how they’d rank the shortlist of six Indigenous names, which are three in Kainien’keha (Mohawk) and three in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). The City is now inviting teachers and their classes in and around Kingston to get involved and participate in the naming campaign. 

Educators are being encouraged to learn about the project by watching a new video all about the naming campaign, to book a 30-minute live Question and Answer session with City heritage programmers and then ask students to complete a survey on the shortlist of names. For more information on how to get involved, email the team at [email protected].

Continue to learn more about the shortlist of names on the  City’s Get Involved page. Engagement closes at 4 p.m. on Nov.29.

All residents can get involved and share their ideas for the final name in the following ways: 

  • Complete a survey: Until 4 p.m. on Nov. 29, go to Get Involved Kingston to view the conversation and to complete surveys to let staff know your comments and how you’d rank the shortlist of names. You can also complete the surveys by phone or request a mailed paper copy by calling 613-546-0000. 
  • Watch a video for pronouncing the shortlist of names: Hear how to pronounce the Mohawk and Ojibwe names by listening to a video.   

Read about the naming themes, concepts and meanings: Read how the names were chosen, the criteria and meaning behind the names.