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.