Another street gets a name change. This time it’s 101A Avenue in downtown Edmonton.
The City of Edmonton’s Naming Committee changed the name of 101A Avenue between 99 Street and 100 Street to Judy Padua Way to provide recognition to local philanthropist Judy Padua.
Judy Padua has since passed away; in 2008. Padua received numerous awards for her philanthropic work. View all of her awards here.
Padua was involved with numerous non-profit organizations during her lifetime, including the World University Service of Canada, the Clifford E. Lee Foundation, the Muttart Foundation, the Edmonton Social Planning Council, and the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. She was instrumental in the establishment of a playwright in residence program at the University of Alberta and was active in the Mayor’s Task Force on Investment in the Arts that led to the establishment of the Edmonton Arts Council.City of Edmonton
Map section of Judy Padua Way:
Judy Padua Way will take up the section of 101A Avenue between Rice Howard Way and Shoctor Alley.
The City’s Naming Committee thought that this was the perfect location because it is located so close to the Citadel and the Stanley Milner Library, because Judy spent much of her life dedicated to children and arts.
The City of Edmonton says that the Naming Committee approves names for municipal facilities, new neighbourhoods, parks and roads. This involves input from both City administration and citizens.