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Well, it’s not a new street exactly, but the name is new. It used to be called Faillon Street, or Rue Faillon en Français. Now it’s Rue Gary-Carter, in honor of the Hall of Fame catcher who broke into the majors with the Montreal Expos. Carter died of brain cancer in 2012 at the age of 57.
His big-league career began at Montreal’s Jarry Park, where the Expos played their first few seasons before migrating to Olympic Stadium. The park sits adjacent to the stretch of Faillon Street that will soon honour Carter’s name.
Only the section of Faillon Street which was closest to the park will be named for Carter. Not every resident is embracing the change.
“I don’t want to go to all the trouble of changing my address … it’s very complicated,” says Sophie Picard, who lives on the stretch of Faillon Street that will soon be renamed.
Don’t you hate it when someone’s Hall of Fame career interferes with your pre-approved credit card mail offers?
An entire park elsewhere in the city will be named for Carter on June 15.
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