05/23/2014 05:19 EDT | Updated 07/23/2014 05:59 EDT

Rob Ford undergoing treatment at GreeneStone, rehab facility confirms

The GreeneStone rehabilitation centre in Bala, Ont., has confirmed that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is a patient at the facility.

A statement released Friday afternoon said, "On behalf of GreeneStone Clinic Muskoka Inc., we confirm that Rob Ford is undergoing treatment at our facility."

The statement also said the information was released with Ford's consent.

"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," the statement said.

The GreeneStone facility is located about an hour from the Ford family's Muskoka-area cottage on Fawn Lake. 

Last week, Ford was spotted outside of a Bank of Montreal in nearby Bracebridge, talking with locals and posing for photos. 

On Wednesday, Ford's Cadillac Escalade was impounded after a 36-year-old woman, Lee Anne McRobb, was charged with impaired driving in Bracebridge while behind the wheel of the vehicle.