Morning Brew: Rob Ford might get a driver, the mayor takes a working holiday, the best bathroom in Canada, and decoding the CN Tower's light show
In light of his recent antics behind the wheel, councillor Doug Ford says city council might force Rob Ford to hire a driver if he refuses to make the decision himself. A chauffeur would definitely be considered gravy and counter to Ford's frugal policies if the cost was to be passed to taxpayers. Still, it looks like the final decision could be out of the mayor's hands.
Meanwhile, Rob Ford himself has skipped town for Alberta and a working vacation in Edmonton. The Star spoke with a local man who picked up the Toronto mayor and his wife on their way to The Big E's city hall.
The singer of the "Everyone loves Marineland" jingle wants her voice pulled from the TV adverts after a story published in the The Star yesterday alleged many animals were suffering in poor conditions. A former employee of the attraction claims poor water quality and other factors have lead to poor conditions for animals.
If you're anything like Seinfeld's George Costanza, you already know where to find the best public bathrooms in the city. For the rest of us, there's Canada's Best Restroom award, for which two Toronto conveniences are shortlisted. The facilities at Earls, a restaurant on King Street, and This is London, a club on Richmond Street, will face off against national competition in November.
Finally, as you may have noticed, thin slithers of larger images are projected against the antenna and elevator shaft of the CN Tower at night. Reddit user space_coconut used a special technique to extract the full set of images projected by the tower's lighting software and create a video:
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- Pub reopens after roach infestation [The Star]
- Abandoned downtown house on fire [The Star]