Morning Brew: The Mayor talks layoffs, Mammoliti asked to remove Ford logo from his Facebook page, SummerWorks play recreates G20 detainment on stage, bike thief gets caught thanks to Kijiji, and street and subway closures

Looks like Rob Ford is serious about those layoffs. Talking to the Sun News Network yesterday, Ford said if city workers don't take the buyout package offered last month, "what else do we have to do? We might have to lay them off. I don't know if we have a choice." Employees have until September 9th to accept the deal, unless anyone can answer Ford's request of "If someone can come up with a solution, let me know."

Ford, the car company - not the mayor, has asked city councillor Giorgio Mammoliti to remove its logo from his Facebook page "Save the City...Support the Ford Administration." But apparently Mammoliti doesn't run that page anymore, saying he "let it go" a couple of days ago after comments got too "silly." He said the logo was uploaded after he relinquished his control. "It's under somebody else's leadership," Mammmoliti said. Dude, it's a Facebook page; it's not like it's a communist party.

Talk about returning to the "scene" of the crime. Actor-playwright Tommy Taylor's SummerWorks play, "You Should Have Stayed Home: A G20 Romp!" will attempt to fit 40 people on Theatre Center's small stage to recreate the crammed experience Taylor felt when he was detained at last year's G20. Taylor wrote his play based on a Facebook post he wrote after his detainment.

This guy really is an idiot. A man has been charged with theft after a woman found her stolen bike on Kijiji. (It was easy to spot since she had customized it with after-market parts). In a sting operation, a plainclothes officer met the man to purchase the bike and then arrested him. Maybe he would have had better luck with Craigslist.


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