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Morning Brew: Ford wants councillor to apologize for "hot chicks" comment, slab of concrete falls onto the Gardiner, the G20 is back in the news, and ESPN ranks Toronto as the worst pro sports city in North America

Mayor Rob Ford wants councillor John Parker to apologize for "inappropriate" comments he made on Twitter. Apparently, after a morning event held by Heritage Toronto honouring artists, thinkers and scientists, Parker posted he met some "hot chicks" there — and he wasn't referring to the Rob Schneider-variety either. Though Parker soon removed the comments from his account, he has no plans to apologize because, essentially, he didn't mean any harm and was just having a little fun. Still creepy, though.

In the sky--a bird, a plane? No, just falling concrete. City crews will be inspecting the Gardiner Expressway today after a ten-pound piece of it fell yesterday onto the westbound lanes of Lakeshore Boulevard east of Bathurst Street. No injuries were reported. Crews will be inspecting the expressway to see if it's "safe."

As the one year anniversary of the G20 nears, the Ontario Attorney General has released (mostly) new statistics regarding the arrests at last year's summit. According to the report, charges were dropped in 59 per cent of G20-related cases, and only 24 individuals pleaded guilty. Some law professionals say these figures raise questions as to whether the police overcharged last summer, which they, of course, deny. Get ready for a whole lot of renewed attention on this matter for the next week or so.

This is something to cheer about: apparently, Toronto is home to the worst sports teams. ESPN Magazine listed our sports teams among the bottom in categories that included bang for the buck, affordability, and overall franchise performance. The Leafs placed the lowest of our teams at 120th out of 122 North American pro sports teams. The Raptors placed 116th, and the Blue Jays came in at 63rd.

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