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Paul Estrela Lane and Angelone Lane signs officially unveiled

Vincey Angelone and Carmen Estrela, wife of the late Paul Estrela, hold commemorative signs -RUSSELL HANN

Vincey Angelone and Carmen Estrela, wife of the late Paul Estrela, hold commemorative signs -RUSSELL HANN

Beautiful early autumn weather made the unveiling of signs officially naming two East York laneways after two icons of the local immigrant community a delightful outing for friends and family of the honourees on Sat. September 23.

As previously reported (see “Naming of Laneways…” Page 03, Issue 031, July 2017] the laneways running parallel to Danforth Avenue between Woodbine and Glebemount are now known as Paul Estrela Lane and Angelone Lane.

Paul Estrela, who passed away in 2004, came from Portugal as a boy, married an Italian woman, Carmen, who was present for the ceremony, and started Royal Beef butcher store with her in 1985.

Janet Davis talks about the two honourees at the unveiling ceremony -RUSSELL HANN

Janet Davis talks about the two honourees at the unveiling ceremony -RUSSELL HANN

Vincenzina Angelone, aka “Vincey,” is a retired long-time teacher and once a pupil at nearby St. Brigid Catholic School after moving from Italy with her parents as a girl.

Ward 31 Councillor Janet Davis, who spearheaded the move at City Council to get the lanes officially named after the pair, spoke glowingly about both honourees.

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