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You never know who’ll show up under the pyramid at City Hall.
"He came up here and introduced himself,” said Monty Lui who greets visitors at the front desk.
The "he" is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who arrived unannounced.
“He was asking if there were any tour groups he could go on here, and he pretty much left through the front door of city hall”, said Lui about the exchange that lasted only a few seconds.
Ford had also made a stop upstairs at Mayor Stephen Mandel's office, who isn't here this week because he's out of town.
Jill Wright, the city's client services manager says Ford is impressed with what little he saw.
“He loved the architecture of the city hall and particularly the pool which on a beautiful day like today is full of kids swimming and people enjoying the great weather,” said Wright who called Ford’s office in Toronto afterward to see if there was anything they could do to accommodate him.
The plan we're told is, Ford will take in the Eskimos game against the Alouettes. Councillor Karen Leibovici, who currently is the President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the lobby group that represents municipal politicians, is cutting short her time away to accompany him.