STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Le Mercier

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Rue Le Mercier is a short residential dead-end street in Pointe-de-Sainte-Foy that runs west off Rue Leonard toward Boulevard du Versant-Nord.

This street in the Pointe-de-Sainte-Foy district of Quebec City is named after Fran├žois-Marc-Antoine Le Mercier (1722-1798), a French artillery officer who first arrived in Canada in 1740 as a cadet in the colonial regular troops. In 1743, after studying engineering and gunnery, he was appointed second ensign and attached to the service of the commissary of artillery.