The story behind Avenue Turnbull

Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Turnbull runs from Grande Allée (where this photo was taken) down to Rue Saint-Jean in the Saint-Jean Baptiste district of Quebec City.

In 1911, Avenue Turnbull was named in honour of Lieutenant-Colonel Ferdinand Turnbull. His wife, Elizabeth MacKenzie Turnbull, was a major benefactor of the second Jeffery Hale hospital built on Boulevard Saint-Cyrille, now known as René-Lévesque, near the corner of Avenue Turnbull. Mrs.