Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Spadina Rd

In order to draw attention to the city's indigenous heritage a group has been installing signs that have the street name as well as the name on which it it is based. Spadina is based on the Ojibwe word Ishpadinaa which means "a place on a hill",  suitable for this location at the base of the hill where Casa Loma is located.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

19 comments:

Cloudia said...

I didn't know that! Cool!

Kate said...

A terrific way to honour another culture. Wonderful!!

s.c said...

Know I wonder what the green footstep means.

Lowell said...

Nice sign and I appreciate the commentary. Ojibwa Indians used to camp in the woods on my grandmother's farm in northern Minnesota during the summer.

VioletSky said...

You beat me to this great street sign ;)
(and I even posted an S today - but have yet to get a pic of this one!)

bill burke said...

That is really cool.

Christine said...

I like the depiction of the eagle? on the sign.

Andy said...

Thanks Pat. I never had a clue about it's origin.

Photo Cache said...

Appreciated the background info on this sign.

Frankly My Dear

Tom said...

...and in Quebec it would trilingual?

William Kendall said...

Ah,so that's the origin of the name.

Taken For Granted said...

Interesting origin of this name. Around here many of the place names are Lakota in origin.

Norma Ruttan said...

such a good way to educate residents of your city and visitors about the origin of the street names.

Jim said...

I really like the white on blue colour scheme.

happywonderer.com said...

Very nice.

The Furry Gnome said...

That makes a lot of sense, having lived up on that hill!

Karen S. said...

That is a great idea! Lovely photo too.

Jack said...

That is a nice project. It should be adopted in many parts of our own country.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that they are doing this. Interesting to see how the English word was derived.