The promenade along the waterfront in Victoria officially has its new name, a month after the harbour authority faced backlash about the change.
On Wednesday, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority unveiled the new name for Ogden Point, the harbour area where cruise ships pull into the city, as The Breakwater District at Ogden Point.
While Wednesday’s announcement was the official one for the harbour authority, the name change came out to the public in August. At that point, the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority announced Ogden Point would be renamed The Breakwater District. The words, “at Ogden Point,” were not mentioned and there was some backlash from the community.
Briant Cant, manager of communications for the harbour authority said the full identity was not unveiled in August. He added they also listened to feedback from partners and the community before the unveiling.
And according to Cant, the words “Ogden Point” was always going to remain in the area as it is a navigational point.