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The story behind Avenue Honoré-Mercier

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This street is named in honour of Honoré Mercier (1840-1894), lawyer, journalist and politician.

The story behind Rue Guillaume-Bresse

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This street is named in honour of Guillaume Bresse, born in 1833 in Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu. After primary school, he became a factory worker in Montreal. It is believed that Bresse learned the shoemaking trade while living in Massachusetts after emigrating there with numerous other Canadians.

The story behind Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois

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This street is named for the four 19th-century bourgeois (middle-class) landowners whose estates and farmlands were crossed by the road it would become.

The story behind Avenue Gustave-Beaudet

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This street in the Charlesbourg district of Quebec City was named in honour of Dr. Gustave Beaudet (1886-1968), who was born in Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent. He studied medicine at Université Laval, then at Université de Montréal. When he finished his studies in 1910, he married Marie-Thérèse Larue and settled in Saint-Apollinaire (Chaudière-Appalaches).

The story behind Rue Hérelle

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This street is named in honour of bacteriologist Félix-Hubert d’Hérelle (1873-1949). He was born and died in Paris, but lived in Montreal for a number of years. His work contributed to the advancement of research on infectious diseases.

Basically a self-taught scientist, he had only a high school education in Paris, and attended a few lectures at the University of Bonn in Germany.

The story behind Chemin Gomin

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This street was named in honour of Anet Gomin, a surgeon and herbalist in Quebec during the French regime. The place and date of his birth are unknown.

The story behind Parc Gilles-Lamontagne

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

This park is named in honour of Gilles Lamontagne (1919-2016), who was the mayor of Quebec City from 1965 to 1977.

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.

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