“The Tupac” is on the secret menu for a reason. “Run and Gun Coffee is from first-time coffee shop owners with arts backgrounds,” begins the BlogTO profile of a new tenant on Dundas West. On the menu: an unlisted five-shot drink with five milk “bullet holes,” named for rapper Tupac Shakur—who was himself criticized for glorifying gun violence. (But he was killed with four bullets, not five.)

The PMO's successful message to Fox News. A tweet that identified the Quebec City mosque shooter as being of Moroccan origin, based on mistaken early police reports, was removed after an open letter from Justin Trudeau’s communications director Kate Purchase (which read like a press release for Canada). A parallel PBS NewsHour tweet falsely claiming that the prime minister said Canada will take refugees banned from the U.S. didn’t earn a similar complaint, and it remains.

Rogers Sportsnet chief ditches contributor over tweet. Lara Baldesarra, a Toronto-born broadcaster who was on CNN for a while, offered an ill-informed hot take on the Quebec mosque shooting. Sportsnet president Scott Moore replied with a request that she take his channel off her bio: “We don’t want you on our team.” Baldesarra replied that she hadn’t worked there for a while, anyhow. (A prior tweet on her now-deactivated account shows that she felt Canadian telecom giants were never accommodating toward her interests, anyhow.)

Toronto Sun columnists still think Daniel Dale was a peeping tom. Dale, the Toronto Star's Trump correspondent, took Sun columnist Tarek Fatah to task for spreading misinformation about the Quebec shooting. When, in response to a question from another Twitter user, Dale called the Sun's op-ed crew “the country’s worst opinion writers,” Joe Warmington entered the fray with a tired reference to the time Dale was chased away by mayor Rob Ford. Sue-Ann Levy stepped in to happily mention that she noted the incident in her book. (Ford himself apologized for insinuating wrongdoing by Dale after being threatened with legal action.)

The Silver Dollar Room is ending its streak. Plans for the redevelopment of the Waverly Hotel at Spadina and College are taking shape, and they will involve demolishing the nightclub that has stood next door since 1958. The Silver Dollar Room was a backdrop in Elmore Leonard’s novel Killshot and many feature films. And there's a mistaken myth that an especially infamous individual once hid there:

Green Beanery’s science denial origins explained (again). A debate over vaccines at Bloor and Bathurst’s organic café last night prompted a Vice story on its ownership: the non-profit Energy Probe Research Foundation, whose founder, Lawrence Solomon, has a 40-year history of eco-capitalist libertarianism. (The coffee shop remains a popular spot, despite the regular appearance of articles that expose the owner's wacky beliefs.)

Roll Up the Rim hype rolled down by Heart and Stroke folk. Just as the annual Tim Hortons ritual makes an early debut—providing clickbait for the likes of Huffington Post Canada—the contest has been singled out by the Heart and Stroke Foundation in a report decrying corporate food persuasion aimed at kids. Roll Up the Rim was found to be among the five most frequently advertised products on websites aimed at teens, behind Red Bull and Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes.

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Rob Stewart, the Toronto filmmaker best known for this documentary, is missing after a dive on the coast of Florida.

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