Saint-Roch's district is one of the most ancient suburbs of Quebec, it is located in the lower town of Quebec, clamped between the highway, the cliff leading to the upper town and the "Saint Charles" river. The district counts approximately 7000 inhabitants.
In the 1910s, Saint-Roch becomes the shopping and industrial center of the city, it is the most populous and the most prosperous district of Quebec. The 60's will mark however a dramatic decline of the activities of the district for the benefit of the suburb.
This slowing down will remain until the 90's. Saint-Roch makes for some years the object of interventions of revitalization. The symbol of the revival of the district, it is Saint-Roch's Garden, an oasis of greenery in the heart of the district. The destruction of a part of the Saint-Roch Mall , who recovered the "Saint Joseph" Street, the main street of the district, also contributed to the revitalization of the district and also allowing the reorganization of the "Saint-Roch Church Square".
Nowadays, the Saint-Roch's district became again the town center of Quebec and the new destination in the heart of Quebec: restaurants, lounge and dancing in the last tendencies, beautiful avant-gardist shops, more than a hundred of artists workshops as well as "Complexe Méduse" grouping together different artists centre and galleries.
photo © Maurice Chamberland