The story behind Avenue Holland

Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Holland runs from Avenue James-Lemoine to Chemin Sainte-Foy, where it then becomes Côte Saint-Sacrement, the steep hill that runs down to Boulevard Charest. 

Avenue Holland is named for Samuel Johannes Holland, born in 1728 in (appropriately) the Netherlands. As a young man he emigrated to England, where he became a Royal Engineer and eventually the first Surveyor General of British North America.