The story behind Rue Churchill

Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Churchill is located in an older but well-kept part of Quebec south of Boulevard Hamel. The street runs down from Saint-Vallier to the Parc Scott on the shore of the Saint Charles River. Churchill is in good company with adjacent streets named in honour of General Vanier, General McNaughton, Roosevelt, Verdun and Victory.

Rue Churchill is named in honour of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, a British statesman and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. Churchill dominated the political scene of the U.K. during the first half of the 20th century. He was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, a writer (as Winston S.