Big weekend

This weekend will be a big one in Weston.

The Farmers’ Market will be closing; next year it will re-open in a new location. There will be face-painting, balloons and a bouncy castle.

To celebrate the year end, there will also be a pet and owner parade with awards for the best Halloween costumes. The parade starts at 11, and all are welcome to enter.

At 12, there will be a dedication ceremony for Pantelis Kalamaris Lane and Pantelis Kalamaris Gardens. The streets are being named in honour of Peter the Barber, longtime Weston businessperson.


Peter the Barber to be honoured with a lane name

Pantelis Kalamaris, better known as Peter the Barber, will be honoured with a lane bearing his name. The road, which runs from¬†¬†from John Street to Elsmere Avenue, will be called “Pantelis Kalamaris Lane”.

Peter the Barber was a local fixture until his death last year. He owned and ran the Maple Leaf themed barbershop on John. It was a challenge to get his name on a street, though; proponents had wanted the most westerly section of John to be renamed for him, but that was overruled by the city.

Though staff also opposed renaming the laneway for Peter, they were overruled by Etobicoke York Community Council and by City Council this week.