Peter Robertson Blvd in Brampton renamed for Sikh religion founder Guru Nanak

The city will announce the date of the official renaming ceremony after the change is approved through the normal proces...

Brampton council has decided to rename a section of Peter Robertson Boulevard after the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak.

A motion put forward by wards 9 and 10 councillors Gurpreet Dhillon and Harkirat Singh passed unanimously at council’s meeting last Wednesday to mark the 550th anniversary of Nanak’s birth.

While part of Peter Robertson Boulevard will continue to carry the former Brampton mayor’s name, the section between Dixie Road and Great Lakes Road will be renamed “Guru Nanak Street” or “Guru Nanak Road.”

Peter Robertson served as mayor from 1991 to 1999.

“City of Brampton public works and engineering staff were directed to immediately undertake the renaming in time for Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary, also known as ‘Gurpurab,’ which will be celebrated globally by both Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike,” Dhillon said in a news release.

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