Mayor Rob Ford is undergoing treatment at the GreeneStone Clinic in Muskoka, the rehab facility confirmed in a release Friday.
GreeneStone says it shared the information with Ford’s permission, ending weeks of speculation about where, and even if, the mayor was receiving treatment.
“We ask that the public and the media respect the privacy of all the patients at GreeneStone, to ensure they receive the most comprehensive and effective treatment,” it said.
“We take our patient care and confidentiality very seriously and as a result will not be commenting further on this matter.”
Ford has been in rehab since he took a temporary leave of absence from his mayoral job on April 30.
Ford was spotted in the Muskoka area last week dropping off dry cleaning and posing for pictures with locals, fuelling speculation that he was being treated nearby.
The speculation that Ford was being treated at GreenStone intensified when a woman claiming to know Ford from rehab was arrested for impaired driving while behind the wheel of Ford’s Escalade.
The OPP in Bracebridge charged Lee Anne McRobb of Muskoka Lakes Township with impaired driving and driving with a blood-alcohol level over 80 milligrams.
McRobb, 36, was stopped by police at Muskoka District Road 169 at Butterfly Road, which is a few minutes away from GreeneStone.