A variation known as “donair” was introduced in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in the early 1970s. Peter Gamoulakos immigrated to Canada in 1959. When he failed in his attempt to sell traditional gyros, Gamoulakos adapted the dish to local tastes. He substituted beef for lamb and created a sweet sauce. Tom Maynard claimed he invented the donair in 1972 and that it debuted at King of Donair’s Quinpool Road location in 1973, but this cannot be confirmed. In 2015 Halifax named donair the official food of the city. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doner_kebab#Canada)
Article on donairs: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/food-trends/halifaxs-donair-the-tastiest-treat-you-have-probably-never-heard-of/article4257639/
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