Blood Alley

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Blood Alley | Place | One of the most perpetuated myths in this city (and there are many) is that Blood Alley got its name from a nefarious history of murder, hangings and grisly turn-of-the-century violence. The Gastown alley, which is actually called Trounce Alley, was invented out of thin air in the 1970’s as a civic beautification project. Oh, and according to historian John Atkin, there weren’t any slaughterhouses nearby, either. Sorry L’Abattoir!

Usage | “Man, Blood Alley stinks like piss…”

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