November 25 2020 Edition

German Christmas Gardens open at City Hall

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In spite of the cancellation of the Marché de Noël allemand de Québec (Quebec City German Christmas Market) this year, the team behind the event has found a unique way to bring the spirit of a German Christmas back to the Old City.

The Place d’Youville skating rink is now open

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin


Labeaume mulls exit: Not ‘irreplaceable’ but maybe inimitable

Photo: Régis Labeaume via Facebook

Since forever – OK, since the 1930s – being mayor of Quebec City has been a long-term job.

Not since 1938 has a chef of La Vieille capitale ruled the sceptred town for less than 12 years, or three terms. Sainte-Foy suburban warrior Andrée Boucher was the tragic exception that proved the rule in recent history.

St. Michael’s Memorial Hall renovations move ahead

Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Work is well underway on the repair and renovation of Memorial Hall, next to St. Michael’s Anglican Church on Chemin Saint-Louis.

Concrete steps have been removed from the entranceway and there’s been excavation around the foundation on the east side of the building.

Facing opposition to project, city unveils designs for tramway cars

Photo: Ville de Québec

Into a mirror, darkly. Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume didn’t exactly use that biblical quote to describe the look of the tramway cars that he hopes will be gliding along city streets six years hence.

The story behind Jardin Jean-Paul-L’Allier


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

It is a garden rather than a street that honours the memory of Jean-Paul L’Allier (1938- 2016), the 38th mayor of Quebec City from 1989 to 2005.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Fair Use

November 26, 1870 – The Morning Chronicle

Jazz en Juin pays homage to jazz greats

The Festival Québec Jazz en Juin recently announced a series of virtual concerts in honour of jazz legends, called Hommage aux grands du jazz. Supported by the Ville de Québec, in collaboration with Les Foyers Don-Bar, the concerts will be streamed online from Nov. 28 to Feb. 27, 2021. Nine groups, made up of 35 renowned Quebec musicians, will pay homage to the greatest names in jazz.

Enter VEQ’s Ugly Christmas Sweater contest

In support of the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) is organizing an ugly sweater photo contest. The rules are simple. Donate at, dig that ugly Christmas sweater out of storage, snap a selfie or get someone to take a picture of you wearing that abomination, and send the photo to [email protected] by Dec. 4.

Work underway on Jardins du Corps-de-Garde in Old Quebec

Photo: Jonathan Letellier-Black

Work is now underway on a new public park in Old Quebec two years after the plans for the park were first revealed (see article in Sept. 19, 2018 edition of the QCT).

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