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OBA member Changes the Game

Town Barber is one of the city’s most popular traditional barber shops – and yet, it’s already more storied than some of Toronto’s most established shops.

Shop owner Chris Hammell (his friends call him Hambone) is well known in the barber shop scene. Hammell personally saw – and was a chief part of – the resurgence of barbering in the city. He opened Town Barber (a reference to Town Moto) on January 7.

“I just wanted that vibe of people coming in and enjoying themselves,” Hammell says. “I don’t want any pretension. I don’t want any cool guy bull. I want customers to feel like [they’re at] home. I want them to feel like they’re sitting on my couch in my living room. I want them to feel like they’re part of something.”

Writing by Ryan Bolton .