Toronto to open first su­per­vised in­jec­tion site

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

TORONTO — Con­struc­tion on the first of three su­per­vised in­jec­tion sites in Toronto is set to be­gin next week. Toronto’s Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer of Health Eileen de Villa says the site will open some­time this fall, but she did not spec­ify a date.

The news comes a day af­ter Toronto Mayor John Tory held an emer­gency meet­ing to ad­dress the city’s re­cent spike in over­doses and said the city would be speed­ing up the open­ing of the three in­jec­tion sites.

The sites will al­low peo­ple to use il­licit drugs un­der the su­per­vi­sion of a med­i­cal pro­fes­sional.

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