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capitalization: buildings, monuments and public places

Capitalize the official names of specific buildings, monuments, squares, parks, etc.:

  • Robson Square
  • the Toronto Public Library
  • the Vancouver International Airport
  • the National Gallery
  • the O’Keefe Centre
  • St. Andrew’s Church
  • the Temple of Cheops
  • the Brock Monument
  • the Plains of Abraham
  • Banff National Park
  • the Peace Bridge

Do not capitalize words describing these features when they are used generically, in names that are not official, or in plural forms:

  • an Anglican church
  • an Egyptian temple
  • the city’s war memorial
  • the international bridge
  • the Vancouver airport
  • Yonge and Bay streets
  • Canada’s national parks