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Morning Brew: new waterfront condo plans unveiled, mystery man may bail out accused cancer faker, Molson to produce Labatt beers, massive medical malpractice suit, CNE opens, Bills in Toronto can't fill Rogers Centre

Plans have been unveiled for a new condo community on the city's waterfront. Despite the current significant slump in the market, 1700 residential units will be introduced, along with rooftop gardens and a retail and entertainment corridor -- all on a 10 acre site along the waterfront between Sherbourne and Parliament. The first units will be ready by 2014, and the entire project will be complete by 2021. I can't imagine that waterfront condos will be that tough a sell, given that people are seemingly happy to scoop up shoddily built pigeon coops all over the city.

Ashley Kirilow stands accused of multiple counts of fraud in a case that's gotten a lot of media attention. It's alleged that she faked having cancer by removing her hair and starving herself, and then running a charity to raise money for cancer research (which she appears to have pocketed for her own use). Her parent's have all but disowned her, but when question of bail came up, a stranger stepped forward with an offer to post her bail. His motives are unclear at this point. I'm just as curious to understand what has motivated him to post her bail as I am to understand why he's chosen to tattoo his entire face.

Molson-Coors brewery facilities in Toronto and Montreal may soon be producing several Labatt's products for export to the US market. While it's common for some mass market beer makers to be contracted to produce other brands of beer, it's less usual to see iconic brands being made by major competitors. How this came to be involves a string of complicated sub-contracting and licensing requirements south of the border. Given that mass-produced beer is pretty much all the same crap, this kind of thing just gives us all the more reason to drink far more enjoyable craft brews!

130 women have come together in a hefty medical malpractice lawsuit against retired Scarborough doctor Richard Austin. The suit comes after a slew of complaints from patients who were allegedly subjected to unnecessary and damaging operations, including major, life-changing procedures such as hysterectomies.

The 132nd annual CNE opens today. Daredevils, pyrotechnics, rides, games, and heart-clogging eats like deep-fried butter, a cheeseburger in a bag, and "designer" mac & cheese are all part of the fair, which runs through September 6th.

And the Buffalo Bills defeated the Indianapolis Colts in NFL exhibition play before another disappointingly small crowd at Rogers Centre. A lacklustre team and exorbitantly high ticket prices are likely still the culprits in preventing fans from going sell-out crazy for American football games played here in Toronto.

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