Extra, Extra: Anti-Muslim Attack on the TTC, Luminato Takes Over the Hearn, and Free Headshots for Women

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Extra, Extra: Anti-Muslim Attack on the TTC, Luminato Takes Over the Hearn, and Free Headshots for Women

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"Unsound" at Luminato 2015   Photo by Duane Schermerhorn from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

“Unsound” at Luminato 2015. Photo by Duane Schermerhorn from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • Two Muslim women were accosted yesterday evening as they boarded a subway train at Sherbourne Station, the latest in a series of anti-Muslim incidents in the GTA following last week’s attack in Paris. TTC spokesman Brad Ross condemned the three culprits behind the aggression, saying that the TTC has “zero tolerance for these kind of people.”
  • Following last summer’s star turn, the Hearn Generating Station will be back in action at 2016’s Luminato Festival—this time, as host for much of the festival. In a blog post published today, festival artistic director Jorn Weisbrodt explained that the Hearn will feature “fluid interlocking inseparable areas” for event programming. Union Station’s newly renovated plaza will also host some key festival events.
  • It’s harder to get ahead in the workplace if you’re not a man. For this reason, Toronto photographer Yuli Scheidt is offering all women and non-binary individuals (e.g. people who don’t identify as either male or female) free professional headshots in a monthlong project. “If you, say, put up a selfie or a nice photo but you have to crop someone out of it up on your LinkedIn, it’s not the most professional looking,” Scheidt reasons. “The simplest thing I can give someone to help them have a foot forward is having a really nice polished headshot.”

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