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The story behind Rue Chênevert

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This street is named in honour of Raoul Chênevert (1889-1951), one of Quebec’s most renowned architects from the 1920s until his death.

For 25 years, Chênevert was the designated architect of the Commission scolaire de Québec, for which he designed many school buildings in the 1920s and 1930s.

The story behind Boulevard and Autoroute Charest

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This artery, actually a boulevard and then a highway, is named in honour of Father Zéphirin Charest (1813-1876). Born in Sainte-Anne-de-la Pérade, he was the pastor (curé) of Saint-Roch parish in Quebec City from 1839 until his death.

The story behind Boulevard Champlain

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This wide boulevard was named for Samuel de Champlain, the famous French explorer and cartographer who made more than 20 trips across the Atlantic and founded New France and Quebec City.

The story behind Avenue Charles-Fitzpatrick

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This avenue is named in honour of Sir Charles Fitzpatrick (1851-1942). Born in Quebec City, he was the son of Mary Connolly and John Fitzpatrick, who was an Irish wood merchant and the first mayor of Sillery, from 1856 to 1859.

The story behind Place Casault

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Place Casault is on the campus of Université Laval in front of the pavilion named in honour of Louis-Jacques Casault (1808-1862). Casault was a priest, academic, superior of the Séminaire de Québec and the first rector of Université Laval.

The story behind Avenue des Cent-Associés

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This street is named after La Compagnie des Cent-Associés, or Company of the One Hundred Associates, a French trading and colonization company chartered by Cardinal Richelieu in 1627. It was founded both to capitalize on the North American fur trade and to expand French colonies which were at that time centred on the St. Lawrence River valley and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The story behind Rue Carleton

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This narrow street within the walls of Old Quebec is named in honour of Sir Guy Carleton (1724-1808). In 1786, he was raised to the peerage as Lord Dorchester, Baron of Dorchester in the County of Oxford. Rue Dorchester in the Saint-Roch district of Quebec City is also named after him.

The story behind Place des Canotiers

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The name Place des Canotiers was chosen following a public competition held by the Ville de Québec in 2015 to name a public park on Rue Dalhousie at the foot of Côte de la Montagne.

The story behind Rue du Campanile

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Rue du Campanile is a private street that takes its name from the tall brick clock tower on a corner of the Faubourg Laudance business centre. The street has three restaurants, a bank, drugstore, grocery store, liquor outlet and several other commercial tenants.

The story behind Avenue Calixa-Lavallée

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This street was named after Calixa Lavallée (1842-1891), best known for composing the music for “O Canada,” which officially became the national anthem of Canada in 1980.

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