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Morning Brew: More details emerge about Eaton Centre shooting, other sites the City considered to memorialize Jack Layton, Dupont bike lanes in danger?

The Eaton Centre shooting still dominates the news, as police revealed the identity of the alleged shooter yesterday afternoon. Christopher Husbands, 23, was under house arrest at the time that the shooting took place. Although both he and his target, Ahmed Hassan, were members of the same gang, police believe the shooting was personal and not "gang-related."

In related news, the closure of the Eaton Centre on Sunday likely cost retailers in the neighbourhood of $5 million, though mall officials don't not expect there to be long term fallout from the incident.

NOW's Ben Spurr has the lowdown on how the Toronto Island Ferry Terminal came to be the site chosen to memorialize Jack Layton. Of particular interest is some of the other sites that were considered, including Yonge-Dundas Square, the city's bike network, and even the CN Tower.

Hey, look at that. Rob Ford and Karen Stintz agree on something — namely that the five cent plastic bag fee should be scrapped. Up for debate when council convenes tomorrow, Ford's wish to see the charge eliminated may go unrealized. "It's going to be close but we might be able to pull it off," he told the Sun.

Ubisoft announced Monday that the first game to come out of their Junction Triangle-based Toronto office is Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The company also expressed plans to increase the number of local employees from 230 to 800 in the next 10 years.

And, finally, if you've ever wondered where the best place to have car-sex in Toronto is, don't worry — Reddit's got you covered.

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Apparently Cesar Palacio has never been a fan of the Dupont bike lanes, but he's likely to get quite the fight if he proceeds with this one.

We're shocked & disappointed to learn that Clr Cesar Palacio is pushing to remove Dupont bike lanes. More to come #bikeTO
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