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Morning Brew: Poll suggests Chow could still beat Ford, Maple Leafs force Game 7, a century of transit struggles, extreme planking in Toronto, and LCBO strike looms

Another week, another poll suggesting Olivia Chow could take the Toronto mayor's seat in 2014. The latest study by Forum Research found Chow had 57% of the vote, down slightly from earlier in the year. The only way a campaign involving the NDP MP could fail, according to the stats, is if the opposition vote was split three ways. Chow still hasn't ruled out a run for mayor. Do you think she will decide soon?

Well, they did it. The Toronto Maple Leafs will play the Boston Bruins tonight in Game 7 thanks to their 2-1 series-tying win last night. Goalie James Reimer would have had a shutout if it wasn't for a late consolation goal for the visitors. Can the Buds come all the way back and take the series?

Everyone knows Toronto's transit woes go way, way back. The first proposal for an underground streetcar network was pitched in 1910 then scaled back to a route under Yonge street before being rejected by voters. Oliver Moore at the Globe and Mail has takes a look back at the city's century of hurt.

Just when you thought twerking was all the rage, planking proves it's not finished. Here's a picture of a construction worker on an unidentified Toronto tower taking the trend to new extremes, balancing himself on top of a construction elevator shaft with Billy Bishop airport and the Gardiner Expressway in the background. Yikes.

The Leslie Street stop on the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT is back on the map after Metrolinx reversed an earlier decision to nix the station. Under the old plan, the tunnel would have continued to Don Mills Road, bypassing Leslie. The station sequence is now back in the form that was originally approved by the province.

Best stock up on liquor before the long weekend. A looming LCBO worker's strike could mean more than 7,000 union staff walk off the job before Friday. The company has advised people to stock up just in case.



Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.

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