June 30, 2014 7:21 am

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to return from rehab today

WATCH: He’ll be returning to Toronto from his stint in rehab. The mayor was spotted out and about Saturday. Several pictures of Ford posing with customers at a Moore’s clothing store in Barrie have been posted to Instagram.

TORONTO – Many eyes will be on Toronto city hall today as Mayor Rob Ford is set to make his return to political life after a stint in rehab.

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And for Ford it will be a return to the intense public glare from which he has largely avoided for the past two months since he said he would seek help for alcohol abuse.

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Ford plans to resume his mayoral duties on Monday afternoon, according to a letter he sent to the city clerk’s office.

His role has been largely symbolic since city council stripped him of most of his power last fall after his admissions of alcohol and drug use and some stunning verbal gaffes.

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With less than four months left in his term, Ford will likely devote much of his time to getting re-elected in this fall’s mayoral race.

His brother and campaign manager Doug Ford has said the mayor will make a statement upon his return, but won’t field any questions.

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