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Extra, Extra: Rob Ford Sightings, Naming Lanes, and Streetcar Sneak Peeks

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

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  • Is Rob Ford actually in rehab? Did two Tim Hortons employees and a local teenager see the mayor at a Tim Hortons in the Junction on Tuesday? Could it actually have been Doug Ford they saw, as he later claimed? Would that mean Doug changed into a grey sweatsuit while in Tim Hortons? Why would he have done that? Why would anyone have done that?
  • Toronto named two lanes today: one after William Oliphant, founder of a Seaton Village gym called “Oliphant’s Academy of Physical Culture,” and the other after John McIntosh, “whose cultivation of apple trees in the early 1800s led to the world-famous McIntosh apple.” We feel these were both good choices, as gyms sound far fancier and more appealing when referred to as “academies of physical culture” and McIntosh apples deserve their global fame.
  • Starting Monday, StreetcarTO will be tweeting two trivia questions a day until May 30—and the first person to answer each one correctly will get to ride on one of the TTC’s new streetcars on June 11. Wherever Rob Ford is and whatever he’s doing, we suspect this is one contest he will not be entering.

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