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The story behind Passage Anderson

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Passage Anderson is a footpath that runs from the intersection of 1ière Avenue and 8ième Rue to the pathway along the north shore of the St. Charles River in the La Cité-Limoilou borough of Quebec City. It is located on what was part of a farm that belonged to Anthony Anderson at the end of the 18th century.

The story behind Parc Alys–Robi

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This park, opened in October 2016 in the Saint-Sauveur district, is named in honour of Lady Alys Robi , the first popular singer from Quebec to have an international career. She was born Alice Robitaille in Quebec City in 1923, in the working-class district of Saint-Sauveur.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Alfred-Laliberté

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This short street, a cul-de-sac in the Cap-Rouge district of Quebec City, is named in honour of well-known painter and sculptor Alfred Laliberté (1878-1953). He was born in Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, in the Arthabaska district of Quebec.

The story behind Rue de l’Anse-Victoria

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Rue de l’Anse-Victoria (known as Victoria Cove in the 19th century) is named after a cove on the St. Lawrence River near the Quebec and Pierre-Laporte bridges. 

The story behind Rue de l’Aigle-d’Or

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This street in the Duberger-Les Saules district of Quebec City was named after the Aigle d’Or (golden eagle), a French ship that arrived in this city on Aug. 18, 1665, with the Carignan-Salières regiment, consisting of four companies of more than 200 men. They were under the command of the Marquis de Salières.

The story behind Rue Alleyn

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This street in the Saint-Sauveur district of Quebec City is named in honour of Charles Joseph Alleyn, an Irishman born in County Cork in 1817. He studied at Clongowes Wood College and came to Lower Canada with his family around 1837.

The story behind Rue Ader

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This street is named in honour of French engineer-inventor Clément Ader (1841-1925). Ader was an innovator in a number of electrical and mechanical engineering fields. He originally studied electrical engineering and, in 1878, improved on the telephone invented by Alexander Graham Bell. He established the telephone network in Paris in 1880. 

The story behind Rue Adrien-Pouliot

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This street is named after Adrien Pouliot, a mathematician and professor who was born on Île d’Orleans on Jan. 4, 1896. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in applied sciences from the École polytechnique de Montréal, he married Laure Clark and moved to Quebec City in 1919. 

The story behind Route de l’Aéroport

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Route de l’Aéroport, which leads to Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport, has been known by this name since the 1940s. 

The story behind Rue Albani

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This street in the Des Châtels district of Quebec City is named in honour of Emma Albani, a leading operatic soprano, who was born Emma Lajeunesse in Chambly, Que., on Nov. 1, 1847. She was the first Canadian singer to become an international star.

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