Bouchette Street was named for Col. Joseph Bouchette, 1774-1841, Surveyor General of Lower Canada, 1804-1841 (J). He was an author of various works including “British Dominions in North America”. He was the nephew of Major S. Holland, Surveyor General of Lower Canada, d. 1801, whom he succeeded (Robertson, 2nd). He was also the son of Jean Baptiste Bouchette, commander of British naval forces on Lake Ontario.