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Toronto: 5 Places to Snap a Selfie With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Possibly Shirtless)

7:00 AM 9/7/2016

by Etan Vlessing

From hiking to surfing and boxing, THR unveils the public places you might be able to land a photo op with one of the world’s hunkiest (and frequently bare-chested) heads of state while in town for the film festival.

Trudeau weighed in for a charity boxing match in 2012.
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  • 1. High Park

    Lace up your boots and trek around Toronto's High Park to possibly spot Trudeau, 44, hoofing it in the woods. In August, he surprised a family of hikers after emerging from a cave — shirtless, of course — with his own family in tow. He took a selfie with the startled hikers because, again, of course.

     
  • 2. Paul Brown Boxfit

    Poke your head inside Paul Brown Boxfit on Yonge Street. That's where Trudeau, an avid boxer, regularly does speed and footwork drills. Canadians first discovered their future leader's prowess (and biceps) in the ring when he knocked out a rival politician in a friendly charity match in 2012.

     
  • 3. Queen Street

    One of the few (if not the only) tattooed world leaders, Trudeau sports a tribal raven inked on his left arm, which he got to celebrate his 40th birthday. It was his second tattoo, and should he be thinking of getting a third, you might spot him at one of the many upscale tattoo shops on Queen Street.

     
  • 4. Church and Wellesley

    Trudeau recently made history as the first sitting Canadian prime minister to march in a gay pride parade. A longtime LGBT supporter, Trudeau also took part in an outdoor church service in the gay enclave of Church and Wellesley, where he joined in on a sing-along to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way."

     
  • 5. Humber River

    Canada's leader is a canoeing enthusiast who has been spotted paddling Toronto's Humber River. He's following the lead of his father, former Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau, who was often photographed in a canoe during river expeditions, sometimes in buckskins. 

     
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