Street Views

The story behind Rue Gigault


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This street is named in honour of Georges- Auguste Gigault (1845-1915) who was a notary, public servant and political figure in Quebec.

Born in Saint-Mathias de Rouville, the son of Pierre Gigault and Marguerite Wait, he was educated at the Séminaire de Saint-Hyacinthe. Gigault went on to study law in Montreal and was licensed as a notary in 1867. In 1870, he married Isabella Dillon.

The story behind Rue Gérard-Morisset


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This street is named in honour of Gérard Morisset (1896-1970), an art historian and writer, who was born in Cap-Santé. He was an important figure on Quebec’s cultural scene for almost 50 years. He was educated at Université Laval and became a notary, but devoted much of his life to the conservation and study of Quebec’s artistic and architectural heritage.

The story behind Rue du Général-Tremblay


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Rue du Général-Tremblay is named in honour of Thomas-Louis Tremblay (1886-1951), who was born in Chicoutimi. He studied at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.

The story behind Rue Gabriel-Taschereau


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This street honours the memory of Gabriel Taschereau (1915-1999), a military aviation group captain, born in Victoriaville.

The story behind Rue Georges-Dor


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This street honours musician Georges Dor (Georges-Henri Doré), who was born in 1931, the youngest of a family of 11 children of Irish ancestry. Dor worked in a factory in Drummondville from 1948 to 1952. He then studied for a year at the École du Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal. In the winter of 1953, he worked on the Bersimis Dam on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River.

The stories behind Avenue Garneau and Rue Garneau


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Quebec City has an Avenue Garneau and a Rue Garneau, and each is named after a different person.

The story behind Rue Gaëtane-De Montreuil


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This street is named in honour of Gaëtane De Montreuil, which was the pen name of Quebec author Géorgina Bélanger (1867-1951). She has been described as being one of the leading early Canadian women journalists. She was born in Quebec City and graduated from the École Normale in 1885.

The story behind Rue François-Hazeur


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François Hazeur (1638-1708) was a merchant and entrepreneur, seigneur, member of the Compagnie du Nord and the Compagnie de la Colonie, and member of the Conseil Supérieur.

The story behind Rue Françoise-Aubut


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This street is named in honour of Françoise Aubut (1922-1984), an organist and music teacher who was born in Saint-Jérôme. She was the great-granddaughter of Calixa Lavallée (1842-1891), who is best known for composing the music for “O Canada,” which officially became Canada’s national anthem in 1980.

The story behind Avenue Fabre


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This street is named in honour of Louis-Roch-Hector Fabre (1834-1910), a lawyer, journalist, diplomat and senator born in Montreal. He was admitted to the bar in 1856 but practised law only occasionally, opting instead for journalism.

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