what some of you had to say about us
"...my colleagues in the Government of Canada join with me in wishing you many more years of continued success..."
RT. HON STEPHEN HARPER PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA
"...over the past five decades Peter’s Barber Shop has established itself as a place for fine haircuts, an active member of the community and a second home for fans and hockey players alike....especially the late Peter Kalamaris, take pride in knowing that your hard work and dedication have created a successful business and a local tourist attraction-an accomplishment that has enhanced the prosperity of Weston Village and of Toronto as a whole..."
DALTON McGUINTY FORMER PREMIER OF ONTARIO
"...known as Toronto’s other Hockey Hall of Fame, Peter’s Barber Shop has been a staple in the community and every fan’s dream for five decades...this anniversary is an occasion to reflect on the shop’s successes and accomplishments and look to the promise of years ahead...."
ROB FORD TORONTO MAYOR
"....your barber shop is truly incredible. It is one of a kind. No one else has anything like this anywhere..
You did a tremendous job on getting Johnny Bower Blvd done and the reason why there was a Johnny Bower Day today.
You are an asset to your community...I am in awe!!!!!
Weston & the city of Toronto should be very proud of who you are and what you have done.
Peter, you are all 3 stars in my book!"
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly
".......a remarkable Canadian success story- the kind we should all celebrate and point to as an example to others....."
MIKE SULLIVAN MP YORK SOUTH-WESTON
"....Peter's Barber Shop is an outstanding example of the unique relationship that a family business has with the community, and over the past five decades, this one-of-a-kind barber shop has seen its legend grow......"
LAURA ALBANESE MPP YORK SOUTH-WESTON
"....it's like home to thousands of people who went into the barber shop over the past 50 years. It's a destination to people in Weston..........you just know that when people are going down John Street they are headed to Peter the Barber..."
FRANCES NUNZIATA COUNCILLOR YORK SOUTH -WESTON
".....because of Peter's Barber Shop, Weston is on the map...tell me how many places can say that?....."
MASUM HOSSAIN CHAIR WESTON VILLAGE BIA
"....just looking at this place, you can see how special it is. They (The Kalamaris family and the barber shop) are a part of hockey canadiana...."
PHIL PRITCHARD KEEPER OF THE STANLEY CUP
"...we are well aware of the institution you are in Toronto and across the hockey world..."
MIKE ILITCH ; OWNER... DETROIT RED WINGS
"....thank you Peter. I appreciate you sharing your experience with us.
If there is anything we can do for you in the future, do not hesitate to contact us.
CYRIL LEEDER; PRESIDENT ....OTTAWA SENATORS
"Peter's place is a barbershop. I like the whole vibe there. He's such a genuine guy and so patriotic. He really loves his country and his hockey. I have a woman who cuts my hair in L.A., so sometimes when I'm in Toronto I don't need a haircut. I still drop into the shop just to talk. There's always something going on and Peter's Barber Shop in Toronto is the go to place for hockey. Peter knows way more than some of the beat writers here in L.A. ."
name witheld by request....player LOS ANGELES KINGS
"...Also known as ‘Toronto’s other Hockey Hall of Fame’, it has been serving bearded Torontonians and notable members of hockey’s alumni for half a century. Gordie Howe, Scotty Bowman and Denis Savard are just a few of those lucky enough to have been served by the blade of Peter. Though preferred clientele may be limited to Leafs fans, it’s fair to say anyone that’s a fan of hockey or a quality moustache trim should make the trip to Weston Village."
Notable.CA ...where to trim your mo' in T.O. Nov 2011
"... Hockey Hall of Fame curator Phil Pritchard donned his white gloves and carefully removed the Cup from its carrying case and placed it on one of the chairs in the world famous barber shop that looks more like a hockey shrine than a hair cutting emporium..."
by Bob Mitchell Toronto Star Oct 29 2011
"....places like Peter's Barber Shop are becoming increasingly rare...besides being a sort of Weston Village boys club, Peter's attracts a healthy clientele both loyal and new from as far away as Georgetown, St. Catharine's, and Barrie.....it's even famous enough to have made it onto the Canadian sports tourist circuit...."
Jacob Rutka the GRID September 12th 2012
"...rated one of the top 8 hottest barber shops in North America and the ONLY independently owned shop in Canada...."
Sophisticate's Hairstyling guide...the world's best selling hair magazine March 2012
"...THIS PLACE IS AWESOME...I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE AND WE HAVE BEEN ALL OVER CANADA....PETER, YOU ARE A HALL OF FAMER...."
SCOTT AND SHELDON FROM THE TV SHOW CANADIAN PICKERS
"...BUT AT PETER'S BARBER SHOP IN WESTON, IT ALL COMES DOWN TO HOCKEY. INDEED MR. KALAMARIS' ALTERNATE HOCKEY HALL OF FAME HAS DRAWN A LOT OF ATTENTION OVER THE YEARS AND ITS REPUTATION IS CLEARLY BIGGER THAN ITS FOOTPRINT..."
SAMUEL GREENFIELD NATIONAL POST
FEBRUARY 8 2013
"...If you’re a hockey fan in Toronto searching for the true heart and soul of Leafs Nation, you’ll find it on a small street just off the main thoroughfare of Weston Village. Peter’s Barber Shop is a long way from the quiet, corporate-owned seats of the Air Canada Centre’s platinum section, but it’s known to a certain hardcore group of Leafs enthusiasts as “Toronto’s other Hockey Hall of Fame....”
Rob Duffy Grid T.O. May 2nd 2013
"....PETER'S BARBER SHOP IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE BARBER SHOP,IN FACT IT'S MORE LIKE A MUSEUM...CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE MY TOP 10 REASONS WHY THE SHOP IS A HOCKEY LOVER'S DREAM....."
HAIR RAISING STANLEY CUP DREAM
KATE McKENNA FROM TSN.CA
MAY 4TH 2013
"...THIS BARBER SHOP IS AMAZING..."
STANLEY CUP CHAMPION AND HALL OF FAMER GUY LAFLEUR
"I'm really glad we took a taxi cab all the way from downtown to come to Peter's Barber Shop....."
who came all the way from
Fall River, Nova Scotia
to watch the Jays and get a haircut at Peter's Barber Shop
"...Peter, this place is awesome! I can't believe all the things you have in here especially the guys I grew up watching...thanks Peter for the haircut. You are the best of the best"
Stanley Cup champion and Hall of Famer
"THIS PLACE IS REALLY GREAT! I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I'M SEEING HERE! YOU HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB HERE!"
PETER STOFFER MP
(PICTURED RIGHT WITH MP MIKE SULLIVAN)
MY NEW FRIEND 7 1/2 YEAR OLD GEORGE
THE HOCKEY HISTORIAN CAME BY FOR A VISIT
AND AMAZED ME WITH HIS KNOWLEDGE
OF THE GREAT GAME OF HOCKEY
"... THIS PLACE IS REALLY MAPLE LEAFY......"
JOHNNY G. SENIOR KINDERGARTEN GRADUATE
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