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STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Borne

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This street, which surrounds the Saint-Malo industrial park between Avenue Saint-Sacrement and Rue Vincent-Massey, is named in honour of Lucien-Hubert Borne (1884-1954), who was mayor of Quebec City for 15 years from 1938 to 1953.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Avenue Louis-Jobin

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This street is named in honour of Louis Jobin, best known as a sculptor of religious statuary, born in Saint-Raymond de Portneuf in 1845. At the age of 14 or 15, he went to work with his uncle, a woodcarver living in Quebec City, employed in the shipbuilding industry. He apprenticed with François-Xavier Berlinquet in Quebec City, and later with the English sculptor William Bolton in New York.

The story behind Rue Louis-Pasteur

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This street is named in honour of one of the most eminent scientists of the 19th century. Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles behind vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Louvigny

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This street is named in honour of Louis de La Porte de Louvigny (1662-1725).
Louvigny was a French military officer who arrived in New France in 1683 as the French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War) was breaking out. He married Marie Nolan in Quebec City in 1684, and the couple had four surviving children – three daughters and one son. Six other children died in infancy.

The story behind Rue Louis-Hémon

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The story behind Rue Luc-Pelletier

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Luc Pelletier (1859-1944) was born in Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies (Lower Saint Lawrence) and was an entrepreneur who played a key role in the development of the Notre-Dame-des-Laurentides municipality, today a part of the Charlesbourg borough of Quebec City.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue Louis-Alexandre-Taschereau

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This street was named in honour of Louis-Alexandre Taschereau (1867-1952), who served as the 14th premier of Quebec from 1920 to 1936. Born in Quebec City, he was the son of Jean-Thomas Taschereau, a lawyer who became a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Marie-Louise-Joséphine Caron.

The story behind Boulevard Liégeois

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This street is named in honour of Jean Liégeois (1600-1655), a Jesuit friar who was born in Verdun, France.

The story behind Rue Louis-A.-Bélisle

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This street is named in honour of Louis-Alexandre Bélisle (1902-1985), who was born in Saint-Éloi-de-Témiscouata, a small village near Trois-Pistoles in the Lower St. Lawrence region, but who lived in Sillery (Quebec City) for more than 50 years.

STREET VIEWS: The story behind Rue du Corps-de-Garde

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This short dead-end street in the Old City that runs off Rue Saint-Louis has been very much in the public eye lately, as it is where the iconic “cannonball tree” used to stand. A footpath and stairs lead toward the fortified walls of the Parc du Cavalier-du-Moulin.

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