Part of University Street renamed Robert-Bourassa Boulevard

Several blocks of University Street between Sherbrooke and Notre-Dame have been redubbed Robert-Bourassa Boulevard in honour of the long-serving premier.

Street renamed for former premier Bourassa crosses street honouring his political rival, René Lévesque

Streets named after former Quebec premiers, and political rivals - Robert Bourassa and René Lévesque - intersect in Montreal. (CBC)

A section of University Street in downtown Montreal has now officially been renamed in honour of former Quebec premier Robert Bourassa.

Robert-Bourassa Boulevard stretches between Sherbrooke and Notre Dame streets. 

That means it actually crosses the street named after his old political rival, René Lévesque.

The city installed the new street signs this week. The change has already come into effect on Google Maps. 

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