Rob Ford attends first council meeting since rehab stint

TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford attended his first meeting of city council since returning from rehab.

Rob Ford didn’t respond to media questions while he attended community events over the weekend but he’ll likely face more questions from his fellow councillors.

Today’s meeting will make appointments to fill vacancies in Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore and Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina.

Appointees will serve the remaining five months until the council term ends Nov. 30.

City Council has declared the office of Councillor for Ward 20 vacant on the resignation of Adam Vaughan as he was elected as a federal MP, while Ward 5 is vacant following the election of Peter Milczyn as an Ontario MPP.

Councillors appointed Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, a long-time Ward 20 resident and the city’s former diversity manager to replace Vaughan as the representative of Ward 20.

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Councillors appointed James Maloney to replace Milczyn as the representative for Ward 5.

Council meetings are also scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday and Councillor Joe Mihevc said most councillors aren’t concerned with the inner workings of Ford’s return.

“You know most of us haven’t even thought about what his strategy is going to be, we’re just beyond it. That’s where we want to be, that’s where we should be as a city, the sideshow has taken way too much energy from us all,” he told reporters at city hall. “When you have that temptation to think about what the mayor going to be thinking or getting into a gossip cycle, just get away from it, move on, get on with the living.”

Follow the meeting LIVE with Global News reporter Jackson Proskow.