Photo evidence: Mayor Rob Ford on the subway
So a few theories are out there about why Ford was apparently on the subway late Saturday night. He was seen at Islington station, near his home.
@amandanicolep14 tweeted Saturday at around 11 p.m. "ROB FORD IS ON THE SUBWAY WITH ME" and snapped a photo of an ill-at-ease-looking Ford apparently shrugging at her.
The mayor and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, earlier attended the 9 p.m. Toronto Triumph home opener in the Lingerie Football League at Ricoh Coliseum at Exhibition Place.
One of the crazier stories floating around city hall has Doug giving Rob a lift home, Rob telling Doug council wouldn't be voting to take control of the Port Lands from Waterfront Toronto, and Doug ordering Rob out of the car. Maybe somebody saw the subway photo and worked backwards.
But The Goods would love to know how the mayor broke that piece of news to his brother, who up until the end of last week was vigorously lobbying colleagues to back the takeover. If you know, please let us know.
UPDATE: A city hall source says he heard the mayor took the subway to and from the game with players from his high school football team "because they wouldn't fit in his truck." Some could query taking high school students to a lingerie game, but we're cheering for the Better Way.
UPDATE2: Reader Mark McElway says a "red-faced" Ford got on his westbound subway car that night, alone, at Ossington station. "My girlfriend approached him and told him what she thought about the portlands development proposal that he was pushing at the time. He listened and was quite amicable. He said, "I could have rammed it through council if I wanted to." Then he gave her his business card and said, "give me a call anytime." McElway says Ford was still on the subway when he and his girlfriend got off at Jane station.
Of course, being an instantly recognizable celebrity politician in a city full of smartphones means you're always popping up somewhere. If anybody knows the story behind this photo, taken on Front St. the night of Aug. 20, after the Ontario Varsity Football League Finals at Rogers Centre, we'd like to know that too.