My neighbourhood just came up with a name for itself. It was a lovely, organic community building kind of thing. A group called 'Fuzzy Boundaries' had the idea that we should name ourselves before some developer came along and declared us to be such and such district or village.
We are a small, triangular area bordered by railroad tracks and edging on several other hoods, like the Junction, Ronscevalles, Bloordale, High Park etc. The whole thing was a really positive experience. Fuzzy Boundaries did an initial vote to drum up ideas which people could submit on line or in person. They narrowed this down to a top 10 list. A lot of the ideas incorporated the history and geography of the area.
We had a two week period of open voting in the hood at a couple of local restaurants and I'm delighted that my favourite choice was picked. Junction Triangle. It's familiar and it just makes sense. I also love that some corporation didn't pick our name for us.
Have a happy Thursday. I get to go bowling with my part time job tonight.