The story behind Avenue Ernest-Gagnon


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Ernest Gagnon was a keeper of Quebec’s musical heritage. His compositions and his attention to other contemporary songs are timepieces of the culture of our province.

This street was named in honour of Ernest Gagnon (1834-1915), folklorist, teacher, administrator and historian. Born in Louiseville, he was from a prominent family of Quebec City musicians.