A Sudbury native who is married to former Ontario cabinet minister George Smitherman has gone missing in Toronto.
Christopher Peloso, 39, was last seen at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Davenport Road and Bathurst Street area.
He is described as white, 5-8, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and short, light brown hair. He was wearing a dark blue jacket with a hood, tan-coloured cargo shorts and blue flip-flops.
The Globe and Mail is reporting Peloso may suffer from a medical condition that has police concerned for his safety.
The paper also said police have received some tips – including one that Peloso may have been spotted Sept. 9 around 6:30 p.m. near Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue.
Smitherman released a statement about his husband's disappearance on his website.
“I regret to confirm that Christopher Peloso has been missing from our home for almost 24 hours,” he said. “Michael, Kayla and myself, with the support of family and friends, are hopeful that our husband and father will be home safely soon.”
Peloso, who is originally from Sudbury, married Smitherman in 2007 in a ceremony at a wilderness retreat in Elliot Lake, Ont. They adopted their son, Michael, in 2010. Peloso also has a daughter, Morgan, who is 20.
Peloso is the former director of retail at Lindt Canada, while Smitherman was the province's health minister and energy minister before stepping down from provincial politics in 2010 to unsuccessfully run as mayor of Toronto.