As part of the poppy street program, the City of Cambridge has over 130 streets throughout the city named after local veterans. 

How does the program work?

Beginning in the late 1980s the City of Cambridge established a street naming policy asking developers to select 50 per cent of the names for their new streets from a list of Cambridge veterans maintained by the Cambridge Archives. Developers choose from this list when creating new streets in new developments.  Although 50 per cent of street names must come from this list, in recent years it has been closer to 100 per cent. The veterans list now includes more than 5,000 veterans.

Poppy street map

View our interactive map to see the location of poppy streets and memorial landmarks in Cambridge. View the full Cambridge Commemorates WWI Story Map

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How to add a veteran to the list

To submit a request for a veteran to be added to the list, send your request in writing providing details about the military service of the individual proposed to be added. This request is reviewed by the Cambridge Archives, Community Development Department, Region of Waterloo and Cambridge Fire Department. If approved by this group, the name is added to the list.

To add a veteran to the poppy Street list send your written request to:

City Clerk Office
50 Dickson Street, 2nd floor
Cambridge ON N1R 8S1
P.O. Box 669
T. (519) 740-4680

Or email it to

 For more information on veterans, contact the Cambridge Archives at