The story behind Rue Pollack

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Pollack is a U-shaped street off Avenue des Compagnons near the Campanile shopping district in Pointe Sainte-Foy. Maurice Pollack owned large apple orchards in the area where residential homes and condominiums have now been built. Apple trees can still be seen in the nearby park, also named after him. 

Rue Pollack is named in honour of Maurice Pollack (1885-1968), who was born in Russia and immigrated to Quebec in 1902 at 17 years of age. He worked as an itinerant salesman before opening a men’s haberdashery on Rue Saint-Joseph in Quebec City’s  Saint-Roch district. In 1914, departments for ladies and children’s wear were added.