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The story behind Avenue Wolfe

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Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Wolfe runs south from Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois to Boulevard Hochelaga with both residential and institutional buildings, such as St. Vincent’s Elementary School and the Valcartier Family Center, where many activities of the English-speaking community take place.

Avenue Wolfe is named in honour of Major General James Wolfe (1727-1759) who was born in Westerham, England. He was the commander of the British expedition that captured Quebec during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on September 13, 1759 – 258 years ago today!