May 22, 2014 6:02 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

Rob Ford pictured here in his black Cadillac Escalade

Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail

TORONTO – Rob Ford’s black Cadillac Escalade was impounded in Bracebridge this week but the mayor was not behind the wheel.

Instead, it was a 36-year-old Muskoka woman who is facing impaired driving charges after she was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Police say she was the only person driving the vehicle.

It’s unclear how she managed to obtain Ford’s SUV, which reportedly did not have licence plates on.

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The mayor was spotted in the Bracebridge area last week and is currently in a rehabilitation program for alcohol abuse.


A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h late this morning. High 22. UV index 7 or high.

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Blue Jays:

Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo homer in the second inning and a two-run shot in the third to lead Toronto to a 7-4 victory over Boston on Tuesday.


A TTC driver allegedly abandoned his bus Tuesday afternoon, leaving passengers sitting for over 30 minutes according to a YouTube user who posted video of the incident online.

The three party leaders will campaign for the June 12 election in just two cities today.

Canada is the seventh most competitive country in a survey of 60 nations by a Swiss business school Thursday.

E-commerce website EBay is asking all users to change their account passwords after a cyberattack compromised its database containing encrypted passwords.


Olympic track stars Donovan Bailey, Mark McKoy, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and Perdita Felicien announce a new kids athletic program. (10 a.m. at Hershey Centre Sportzone )

Canada Soccer will hold a media call with Benito Floro, Head Coach of Canada’s Men’s National Team, to discuss his roster selection and preview the two International Men’s Friendly against Bulgaria and Moldova at noon EST. Dial 416-933-9440, passcode: 7969884. (12 p.m.)

Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal candidate for the federal riding of Trinity-Spadina, Adam Vaughan, will meet with campaign volunteers and supporters (2:45 p.m.) with media availability to follow (3:30 p.m.). (Adam Vaughan Campaign Office, 170 Spadina Avenue)

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