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Long before they took over the family business and pursued public office, Doug and Rob Ford and their circle of friends were well known in Toronto’s Western suburb

Doug Ford, left, has worked closely with his brother Rob from the beginning of his tenures as Toronto’s mayor.

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The strip mall across from Rob Ford’s mother’s house in Etobicoke, Ont.

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Rob Ford in a yearbook photo from Scarlett Heights Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke.

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Rob Ford, middle row, right, with his senior football team at Scarlett Heights Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke in 1987

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Doug Ford in his Grade 11 yearbook photo from Scarlett Heights Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke, 1981-1982 .

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Doug Ford shown here in Grade 11 participating in track and field.

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Doug Ford’s friend David Price in a yearbook photo from Scarlett Heights Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke, 1981/1982.

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Doug Ford’s friend David Price in more recent times. Mr. Price joined Mayor Rob Ford’s team as director of operations and logistics last month.

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