A Tim Hortons spokeswoman says claims that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was spotted in a Junction restaurant Monday are false, and confirmed Doug Ford was at that location and not the mayor — who is said to be in rehab.
While many Torontonians were wondering where the mayor was, a teenager and two off-duty employees said they saw the mayor at a Tim Hortons on Dundas Street West, in the area of Keele Street and Runnymede Road.
Michelle Roubichaud of Tim Hortons told CBC News on Friday that according security footage, Doug Ford was the person at that location.
Doug Ford had spoken out in defence of his brother after the sightings, assuring the public he was the one at the coffee shop, as the mayor was at a rehabilitation location.
"That was me at Tims," said Coun. Ford. "That was me at the Junction. That was me. I walked in there with my suit, talked to everyone, took some pictures outside."
Supposed mayor sightings
Grade 11 student Cayla Clarkson told CBC News on Tuesday that she had seen the mayor at the Tim Hortons after he got out of a large black SUV.
“He was wearing a suit,” Clarkson said. “Then when he came out of the Tim Hortons, he was wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.”
Clarkson later tweeted in response to Coun. Ford's comments that he was indeed the one at Tim Hortons, writing, "It wasn't Doug. The only reason I looked back was because I saw Rob's face. Definitely Rob."
According to two employees, it was Rob Ford who ordered a coffee and a sandwich, and then spoke to customers before leaving.
Robichaud's comments come hours before another Ford video was released to the Toronto Sun, showing the mayor acting belligerent and yelling profanities at a bar in the west end of the city on April 27.
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