Geographic Names Questionnaire

The Ontario Geographic Names Board received a name proposal and wants to hear from residents who know any local name(s) for the feature highlighted on the map. Based on your feedback, the Board may make a recommendation to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry to officially adopt the proposed name. Official names appear on government maps and publications.

If you are familiar with this feature and would like to comment, please complete this short survey.

Closing date: November 30, 2022

Current proposals

A map of the Province of Ontario showing the locations of thirteen proposed geographical names.

Anna Jean Isle

Location

About five kilometres northeast of Parry Sound, on the east end of Mill Lake, at the outlet of Haines Creek, in the municipality of McDougall, in the District of Parry Sound.

Origin

A commemoration to an environmentalist from the area.

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Calling Loons Cove

Location

In Georgian Bay adjacent to the north shore of Rose Island, south of Killbear Provincial Park, in the Township of Carling, in the District of Parry Sound.

Origin

Loons call (or vocalize) from the waters of the bay.

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Half Moon Lake

Location

Proposed name change for Little Portage Lake in the Township of Seguin, in the District of Parry Sound.

Origin

Proposed name change for Little Portage Lake. Half Moon Lake is used locally and may have Indigenous origins.

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Hourglass Lake

Location

Between Temagami and the Ontario/Québec border, about one kilometre south of Fourbass Lake and north of the Matabitchuan River, Township of South Lorrain, District of Timiskaming.

Origin

The shape of the lake.

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Irvine Island

Location

The largest and most north-westerly island in Little Otter Lake in Wanapitei Provincial Park, in the City of Greater Sudbury.

Origin

In honour of a First World War casualty. Private Louis James Irvine, regimental #1503, 8th Infantry Battalion, 90th Winnipeg Rifles, went overseas with the 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force and was killed in the Battle of Ypres on April 25, 1915.

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Kegona Point

Location

South of Whale Point Island and north of Bald Island, on the east shore of Weslemkoon Lake, in the Township of Ashby, County of Lennox and Addington.

Origin

An Algonquin to English translation: "hope", signifying "a wish" or "desire".

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Nomanisan Island

Location

Just south of Anchor Island and east of Houghs Island in Lake of the Woods. About 10 kilometres south of Kenora, in the District of Kenora.

Origin

A play on words creating a compound word No-man-is-an. "No man is an island, Entire of itself..." is from the first line of a poem by John Donne.

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Oak Island

Location

On the north end of Bobs Lake, on the very western edge of the Township of Tay Valley, in the County of Lanark.

Origin

The island is covered in oak trees.

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Plum Point

Location

On the north shore of the east end of Lake Scugog, in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Origin

An ancestor named this feature. The municipal road access is called Plum Point Lane.

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Ratcliff Creek

Location

A creek flowing south into Little Rouge Creek in the town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.

Origin

Ratcliff Road is next to the headwaters where this stream begins.

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Summer Island

Location

The only island on Lake St. Peter north of Maynooth, in McClure township, County of Hastings.

Origin

The owners of the island spend their summers there.

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West Reesor Creek

Location

A creek draining south into Reesor Creek on the northeast side of Stouffville, in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, and the Township of Uxbridge.

Origin

The creek is west of (and drains into) Reesor Creek.

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Zelonko Lake

Location

Hugging the east side of Ontario Highway 17, approximately 29 kilometres north of Wawa along Highway 17 and south of Obatanga Provincial Park.

Origin

Locally used. Named after a local pioneer bush-camp manager and timber cruiser for two major paper mills in the 1920s and early 1930s.

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