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Street Names Change for Some of the Best Reasons

May 24, 2013


~ By Marty Shaw, Director of Sales & Marketing

I had the pleasure of meeting Gary Carter in person a number of times growing up in Montreal. As you may know, Gary Carter was an American professional baseball catcher for the Montreal Expos and was named an All-Star 11 times. Whenever our neighborhood was having events or fundraisers he was amongst the first to get out and meet his adoring fans. He was so kind and always had time for his fans, especially the youngest amongst them. His youthful exuberance had him affectionately known as “Kid”. Sadly, he died on Feb. 16, 2012 of brain cancer at just 57.

At Global-Z we are in the business of keeping up to date on the changes in street names around the world, though the story behind the change of a street name is not always evident. The renaming of Faillon Street West in Montreal to Rue Gary Carter means a great deal to me as it will for countless fans who will now drive on a street honoring this great man in front of the stadium where he began his Hall of Fame career, Jerry Park. Well done, Montreal! We miss you, Kid!

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