Source: Verdun Borough / Photo: Jean Beaudin
Crawford Park is without a doubt the Verdun neighbourhood where the memory of military engagement is the most apparent. Several streets have names with military associations. The First World War is highlighted with the street names Fayolle, Foch and Clémenceau, named in honour of French generals and statesmen, as well as Lloyd-George Street, in honour of the British Prime Minister. These streets would have been named between 1919 and 1922.
The Second World War is highlighted with the street names Truman and Churchill, respectively named in tribute to the American President and British Prime Minister. The name Dunver is a nod to the Canadian frigate named in honour of Verdun.
The City of Verdun celebrates its hero, the figther ‘ace’ George Frederick Beurling, by naming a street (Beurling street) and a highschool (Beurling Academy) in its honor near the Crawford-Park neighbourhood.