Mayor Rob Ford says he "misses" the people of Toronto and is "excited" to get back to city hall.
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, the mayor confirmed that he wants to be out of rehab on June 30 to attend events on Canada Day, something you first heard on Newstalk 1010 on Friday.
Ford tells Sun columnist and Newstalk 1010 host Joe Warmington that people will see "a different Rob Ford" when he returns.
The mayor says it has been a challenge to be away from his family.
Mayor Ford has been at an addiction treatment centre since taking a leave of absence in late April.
He says he is getting better but that there is more work to do before he can come back.