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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.

The story behind Chemin du Foulon

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This road is named after the foulon (fulling mill) where wool was treated to produce a heavy homespun cloth.

The story behind Rue Faucher

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This street is named in honour of Narcisse-Henri-Édouard Faucher, who was born in Quebec City on March 24, 1848. He studied at the Petit Séminaire de Québec and at Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière.

The story behind Rue Eugène-Chinic

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Guillaume-Eugène Chinic (1818-1889) was born in Quebec City. At a very early age, probably around 15, he began working for François-Xavier Méthot, who owned a hardware store on Rue Saint-Pierre. Méthot also ran a nail factory, a putty factory and a millstone factory.

In 1844 Chinic married Marie-Anne Leblond of Montreal. They had 12 children, only six of whom survived to adulthood.

The story behind Rue Escoffier

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Georges-Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), was a French culinary artist known as the “king of chefs and the chef of kings.” He earned a worldwide reputation as director of the kitchens at the Savoy Hotel (1890-99) and later at the Carlton Hotel, both in London. His name is synonymous with classic French cuisine.

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