Their buildings aren’t moving an inch, but two of Niagara’s major institutions will have new street addresses when the sun comes up on Monday, Oct. 26.
Brock University and the Niagara Region’s headquarters, located across the road from each other, made the joint announcement Saturday Oct. 24, during the University’s annual gala banquet held to honour its namesake, Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock.
The University’s address becomes 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way in St. Catharines. It ceases to be 500 Glenridge Avenue.
Across the street (which is also a city boundary), the Niagara Region’s address becomes 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way in Thorold. It had previously been 2201 St. David’s Road.
Existing postal codes and P.O. boxes for both organizations will remain unchanged. Only the street address is affected.
The addresses became possible after Niagara regional council voted earlier this year to change the name of St. David’s Road to Sir Isaac Brock Way.
The two street numbers reflect the first and last years of the War of 1812, during which Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock died at nearby Queenston Heights while leading troops to successfully repel an invasion by American soldiers.
“Our Regional Council was pleased to approve the new name for St. David’s Road in order to commemorate the leadership of historical leader Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock,” said Alan Caslin, Niagara Region Chair. “We continue to remember the important legacy of Sir Isaac Brock in Niagara through the Region’s new address of 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way.”
Brock President Jack Lightstone said the University was pleased to be able to get a street address that honours the University’s namesake.
“Sir Isaac Brock was an inspirational leader in his own time,” said Lightstone, “and now in the 21st century he remains a motivating figure and a source of pride for people in Niagara.”