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Short Documentary About Westdale Barbershop

By Eric Tarquinio
Published December 12, 2013

"996 King Street West: The Westdale Barbershop" is a short documentary about a local barbershop in the heart of Westdale. It was originally created as a final project for an English seminar, but quickly took on a life of its own. Written and directed by Eric Tarquinio. Camerawork and editing by THEWETDOGMEDIA (Maxine Gravina).

Eric Tarquinio is a fourth year student at McMaster University in the H. English/CSCT and History program. He currently resides in Hamilton ON, enjoys music and literature, and is patiently awaiting pond-hockey season.

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By Flavia DiRocco (anonymous) | Posted December 12, 2013 at 17:25:54

Awesome! What a great story!

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By Gino (anonymous) | Posted December 12, 2013 at 20:58:18

A beautiful success story about Italian immigration. Very authentic.

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By Sam C (anonymous) | Posted December 12, 2013 at 21:00:44

Great short documentary. "patiently awaiting pond-hockey season" very Canadian haha

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By Nice story (anonymous) | Posted December 22, 2013 at 06:11:15

Thanks for the history on this barber shop. From the pictures it looks like they do wet shaves with a straight razor. I've been looking all over for someone who still does this and have found a couple that do it, but with safety razor blades in a straight razor style holder.

Do they do wet shaves with a straight razor there?

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By Anon (anonymous) | Posted January 01, 2014 at 00:53:58

I was, at first glance, hoping this had to do with a barber-shop quartet located, mysteriously, in Westdale.

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By SH (anonymous) | Posted January 01, 2014 at 16:35:49

It's crazy how little we know about our own city, thanks for sharing :)

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By Mac (anonymous) | Posted June 06, 2015 at 17:31:10

I walk by this shop everyday! Westdale is beautiful.

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