Extra, Extra: PMJT And The Weeknd Collab, New Scarborough Bike Hubs, and The War On Sexist Dress Codes Continues | news | Torontoist
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Extra, Extra: PMJT And The Weeknd Collab, New Scarborough Bike Hubs, and The War On Sexist Dress Codes Continues

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kept some great Toronto company south of border yesterday, partying it up with The Weeknd in Washington DC in advance of a meeting with President Barack Obama. The Toronto singer was in attendance at a reception for the PM (whom he called “my friend” in a tweet) hosted by think tanks. And based on that smile, it looks like the pair can’t feel their faces with they’re with each other. Aw, friendship!
  • The locations of two new bicycle hubs in Scarborough have been revealed, with one at Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre and the other at AccessPoint on Danforth. The hubs will provide locals with bikes, repair tools, and programming, including a mentorship for newcomers. The project, led by Scarborough Cycles, was launched in an effort to encourage cycling beyond the city’s core. Currently, 80 per cent of bike trips occur in downtown Toronto.
  • On the heels of an investigation into sexist dress codes, a Toronto woman was sent home from her job as a server at Jack Astor’s yesterday for wearing her hair in a bun. Akua Agyemfra told CBC that during her third day of training at the restaurant, she was asked to put her hair down and that she would be sent home. According to the Jack Astor’s dress code, all women must wear their hair down—though a spokesperson confirmed the code is being reviewed. It’s about time.

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