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'Cantor Place' has nice ring

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Winnipeg grocer Joe Cantor in 1999.

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Winnipeg grocer Joe Cantor in 1999. Photo Store

Thank you for the article about my dear friend Joe Cantor, who was the heartbeat of our neighbourhood (Famous city grocer loved job, customers, May 22).

He brought so much joy and enthusiasm and clear thinking to his work and was an inspiration to small business owners.

I'm so glad the article mentioned the street naming issue, because I discussed this with Joe a few months ago and now I'm so sorry I didn't take action sooner.

I have looked up the origins of Quelch Street, which runs beside Cantor's grocery. There is no information about who it is named after, but it has had that name since 1874.

It's only three or four short blocks, so I hope it can be called "Cantor's Place," which is the name Joe preferred when I suggested changing the street name.

I am not familiar with the procedure for doing this but I have left a message with the person responsible for City of Winnipeg street name changes.

There is a precedent in the recent renaming of part of Main Street as "Kelekis Way" in memory of the restaurant.

BEVERLEY GRACE

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 24, 2013 A12

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Updated on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9:22 AM CDT: replaces photo

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