Parliament Hill (Quebec City)

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The Hill.

Parliament Hill (French: Colline parlementaire) is located in Quebec City in the borough of La Cité-Limoilou, specifically in districts of Vieux-Québec—Cap-Blanc—colline Parlementaire and Saint-Jean-Baptiste.[1] In addition to the Parliament Building of Quebec, the Hill has a few shopping streets and residential areas and public green spaces.[2]

In 1985, the complex of parliamentary building was declared a Site historique national ("National Historic Site of Quebec"). To date this is the only site so declared in Quebec.[3]

Parliamentary and government buildings[edit]

Residential and commercial buildings[edit]

Monuments[edit]

Parliament Hill is adorned with several monuments.

Bronze statues[edit]

Just like the bronze sculptures on the facade of the Parliament Building, these monuments are life sized, but the difference is that these are placed on pedestals and scattered in the gardens of Parliament Hill.

  • Adelard Godbout (Premier in 1936 and from 1939 to 1944): by Michel Binette, this work has been inaugurated in autumn 2000 to mark the 60th anniversary of the obtaining the right to vote by women in Quebec.;[4]
  • Charles De Gaulle (President of the French Republic from 1959 to 1969): To recognize the contribution of the instigator of relations between France and Quebec, the sculpture was completed in 1997 by Fabien Pagé;[5]
  • Daniel Johnson, Sr. (Premier from 1966 to 1968, he welcomed General de Gaulle during Expo 67 in Montreal): The bust was sculpted by Paul Lancz and inaugurated in 1999.;[6]
  • François-Xavier Garneau (writer, he was the first to write the history of Canada from 1809 to 1866): The work of Paul Chevré was unveiled in 1912;[7]
  • Honoré Mercier (an ardent defender of Quebec's autonomy and premier from 1887 to 1891): A work of Paul Chevré from 1912;[8]
  • Jean Lesage (Premier from 1961 to 1966 and father of the Quiet Revolution): A work of Annick Bourgeau finished in 2000;[9]
  • Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine (Reform leader and premier of United Canada from 1848 to 1851 in the first responsible government):The sculpture is the work of sculptor Henri Hebert[10] and was unveiled in 2003 on the establishment of the National Assembly, although it was placed on the front the hotel in 1921;
  • Louis-Joseph Papineau (leader of the parti patriote from 1826, he assumed leadership of the protest movement of the Patriots in 1837): Launched in 2002, the sculpture is the work of Suzanne Gravel Yvon Billion;[11]
  • Maurice Duplessis (Premier from 1944 to 1959 period of the so-called Grande Noirceur): A sculpture by Emile Brunet created in 1960,[12] but unveiled in 1977;
  • Louis-Joseph de Montcalm (Lieutenant-General of the French troops during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1760): Created in 1911, is the work of the sculptor Léopold Morice and the architect Paul Chabert;[13]
  • René Lévesque (Premier from 1976 to 1985 within the first sovereigntist government): A work of Fabien Pagé unveiled in 2001;[14]
  • Robert Bourassa (Premier from 1970 to 1976 and from 1985 to 1994, he developed the hydroelectric potential of northern Quebec): Launched in 2006, the work is by sculptor-molder Jules Lasalle.[15]
  • Short and Wallick (Soldiers Short and Wallick are the two heroes who saved the inhabitants of the fire at Saint-Sauveur in the lower town of Quebec in 1889): The monument was created by the sculptor Louis-Philippe Hébert and erected at Parliament Hill (Quebec City) in the park opposite the Armoury in 1891.

Parks, squares and promenades[edit]

Roads and Streets[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ The area north of Boulevard René-Lévesque and west of rue Claire-Fontaine is part of Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
  2. ^ http://www.capitale.gouv.qc.ca/medias/document/10_21_carte-territoire-colline-parlementaire.pdf Hill National Capital of Quebec
  3. ^ http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=9381&pid=0
  4. ^ 38 - The monument Adelard-Godbout - Committee National Capital Planning Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  5. ^ 29 - Charles De Gaulle monument - Capital Commission national development of Québec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  6. ^ The monument of Daniel Johnson (father) - National Capital Commission, park, frescoes, Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  7. ^ 1 - The monument François-Xavier-Garneau - National Capital Commission, City Planning Quebec <! - Title automatically generated -->
  8. ^ qc.ca / circuit-discovery / monument honors mercier.html-2 - The monument Mercier - Committee of the National Capital Planning Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  9. ^ 6 - The monument Jean Lesage - Committee of the National Capital Planning Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  10. ^ Monument Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine - Committee National Capital Park, frescoes, Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  11. ^ Monument Louis-Joseph Papineau - Committee National Capital Park, frescoes , Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  12. ^ / realizations / monuments, plaques / mauritius-duplessis.html Monument Maurice Duplessis - National Capital Commission, park, frescoes, Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated ->
  13. ^ 30 - The Montcalm monument - Committee of the National Capital Planning Quebec City < ! - Title automatically generated -->
  14. ^ .qc.ca/circuits-decouverte/11-le-monument-rene-levesque.html 11 - The monument René-Lévesque - Committee of the National Capital Planning Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  15. ^ Monument Robert Bourassa - National Capital Commission, park, frescoes, Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  16. ^ gouv.qc.ca/circuits-decouverte/20-le-parc-de-l-amerique-francaise.html 20 - Park American-French - Committee of the National Capital Planning Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  17. ^ 35 - Parc de la Francophonie - Committee of the National Capital Planning Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  18. ^ .ca/circuits-decouverte/23-la-promenade-des-acadiens.html 23 - The walk of the Acadians - Committee of the National Capital Planning Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->
  19. ^ / discovery tour / walk-in-first-ministres.html 10 - Parkway Prime-Ministers - Committee of the National Capital Planning Quebec City <! - Title automatically generated -->