Exploring the origins of Mittens Alley in Limoilou

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Photo: Jean-François Caron

Large condominium buildings now occupy the spot where St. Peter’s Anglican Church once stood.

Alleys, or ruelles as they are known in French, are very important to the culture and lifestyle of Limoilou.

In a 2010 article titled “Les Ruelles de Limoilou: mythes, obligations et animation!” on monlimoilou.com, Erick Rivard said the alleys “belong to no one and are everyone’s!”