He’s not in a barbershop quartet but Toronto singer Sage Harris has opened Saturday Life Barber Shop with his friend and head barber Akram Bekri. In celebration and in the spirit of the season, the two will be donating 10 percent of all haircut proceeds this weekend (Dec. 20 to 22) to Dr. Roz’s Healing Place to purchase gifts for the children staying in the emergency shelter with their mothers.
“I grew up with my mom in Scarborough; we lived in and out of different women’s shelters,” said Sage in a press statement. “I couldn’t even afford a haircut, so I wanted to open a barber shop that supports my local community.”
The shop — located minutes away from the Scarborough Town Center at 108 Corporate Drive, Unit 8 — is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and offers services for men and boys, including straight razor shaves for the head and face, hot towel treatment, beard trims, straight razor line up, and hair designs. —
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