Playoffs promo features Peter’s Barber Shop

Tonight, many will be glued to the box to watch game 2 of the first round playoff series between Toronto and Boston. MLSE has produced this short promo video and it features local content in the form of Peter’s Barber Shop here in Weston. Thanks to Mike Sullivan for the tip.

Go Leafs Go.

Peter the Barber moving

The movers had better come prepared. And they’d better hate the Habs.

After 44 years in business, Weston anchor Peter The Barber is moving his world-renowned, ultra-famous shrine to the Leafs (and barbershop) around the corner, to Peter Kalamaris Lane.

Peter got a great write-up in The Star yesterday.

Peter says on his website,

After 44 years, always being the same number of seats from the barber chair, or the lollipop box located by the counter or walking around the turnstile from MLG instead of going through it, hosting the Stanley Cup and Vezina trophy […]

We’re moving…..but not out of the neighbourhood. WESTON IS OUR HOME. YOU ARE OUR EXTENDED FAMILY.


Heart and soul.
memories and dreams.
Haircuts and hockey.
Barber shop and museum.

Patika renamed

More than 100 people showed up on Saturday to see the ceremonial renaming of Patika Avenue. NHL great Johnny Bower, after whom the street was renamed, was there, sharing jokes and hanging out. All the big-wigs made it, too—including Mayor Norm Kelly and at least three major media outlets.

Peter the Barber (Peter Kalamaris) was the brains and the brawn behind the renaming. If you see him, give him a hug for getting the TV cameras into Weston for something wonderful. The man’s a gem.

Thanks to Daniella for saving my bacon and sending the pictures.

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.