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Morning Brew: Toronto strip clubs get less touchy, Rob Ford has gravy issues, Ombudsman reappointed, Tyler Bozak Halloween costume controversy

NO TOUCHING! Strip clubs in TO just got a little less Tijuana. Ok, guys — time to work on your OKCupid profile and try a little harder. You'll feel better for it. Really.

In other rippers news, Zanzibar got some G20 compensation. The classiest joint on lower Yonge was awarded $5,886 in compensation for summit-based losses, which represents about half of what ownership was looking for. Insert some half-clever, probably inappropriate joke here.

Oh, Rob. There's gravy and there's 1982-Pétrus-spiked gravy. This would be the latter. And you don't even know what that means.

The quotation of the day — don't say "quote;" that's a verb, guys — comes courtesy of one of my old favourites, Giorgio Mammoliti. On why he voted against reappointing Integrity Commissioner Fiona Crean to a second term: "It's becoming political, and for that reason I don't think she should be reappointed." Well done, my flagpole-loving friend. Let this be a lesson on how to say nothing and still move your lips. Rationality did, however, prevail.

Ok, so this is one is worth discussion. Toronto Maple Leaf Tyler Bozak — he of the pretty face and the corner-free hockey play — is in some hot water for his Halloween costume this year. There's a long and troubled history here, but one wonders if this particular dress-up participates in that history at all. Is MJ just MJ or something more troubled?

About 700 Toronto homes are still without power post-Sandy. Of the roughly 60,000 Ontario residences who lost power on account of the storm, only 1 per cent are yet to be able to use their electric can openers.

Speaking of the G20, filmmaker Adam Letalik has released the final cut of his film about the events on that notorious June weekend. Check it out below.

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