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Morning Brew: Second man charged with threatening Rob Ford's life, no love from City for Malvern library, woman asked to put her top on at beer fest, the Jays might be sporting a new look next season, and there's a fuel shortage around the GTA

A second man has been charged with threatening the life of Rob Ford. Yesterday, Robert Melville Dunlop was arrested after turning himself into police custody. He was charged with threatening bodily harm and threatening death after posting threats to Ford's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Dunlop was released on bail with conditions that he is not to communicate with Ford nor to come within 200 metres of City Hall (except to go to court). The mayor had no comment on the incident.

So much for library love. The launch of a groundbreaking million-dollar expansion project at Malvern Library was snubbed by City Hall yesterday. The mayor was not in attendance and city staff refused to send out a press release touting the event. In all fairness, the mayor had bigger things on his mind (like a death threat) but it's unclear why the city wouldn't take this opportunity to promote the event given the recent controversy surrounding libraries. Maybe they should've contacted Margaret Atwood instead.

Though there really isn't much difference between what a bra and a bikini show, apparently a bra shows too much skin for the folks at Toronto's annual beer festival. Jeanette Martin was at the festival on Sunday and followed through with a dare to take her top off when no sooner she was approached by a security guard to either put her top back on or leave the premises. Never mind that it's been legal for a woman to be topless in Ontario since 1996, the security guard warned Martin's safety was at risk.

As if the price of gas wasn't frustrating enough for motorists, now comes news of fuel shortages at some gas stations around the GTA. Due to a refinery delay, many Shell stations in Toronto are literally out of gas. Experts say this shortage could just be the beginning, warning that more shortages could occur in the future due to over-demand. Looks like "Mad Max" wasn't far off.

Seeing as they're Canada's only baseball team, the Blue Jays want to look the part. Jays president Paul Beeston hinted the Jays could be sporting a more Canuck-friendly look next season — you know, like more red and white. Hopefully they'll still stick with blue though.

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