Council approves supervised injection sites
Toronto city council has approved three supervised injection sites in the city. Council voted 36-3 Thursday to support supervised injection services at existing health-care facilities in downtown Toronto. The services are aimed at providing a safe and hygienic environment where people can inject pre-obtained drugs under a nurse’s supervision. Earlier this month, Toronto’s board of health unanimously accepted a recommendation for three small-scale supervised injection sites. Between 2004 and 2014 there was a 77 per cent increase in the reported number of people dying from overdoses in Toronto, according to a report presented to the board of health.