Toronto to open first supervised injection site
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.