The story behind Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois


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Photo: Screenshot from Google Maps

Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois is a major thoroughfare that runs straight west from the intersection of Chemin Sainte-Foy (seen on the far right in this photo) before it veers north past the Ministère du Revenu building. It meets Chemin Sainte-Foy again before its name becomes Boulevard du Versant-Nord.

This street is named for the four 19th-century bourgeois (middle-class) landowners whose estates and farmlands were crossed by the road it would become.