Toronto's first permanent supervised injection site opens downtown

First of three permanent safe-injection sites
CBC News (Canada)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Toronto's first sanctioned, permanent supervised injection site officially opened its doors. The site, located inside The Works at 277 Victoria St., will provide "a safe and hygienic environment for people to inject pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of qualified staff," according to a city news release. In response to an increase in overdoses this year, Toronto Public Health first opened an interim service at its offices on Aug. 21 while work was completed on the permanent space. Since the interim service opened, the site logged more than 800 visits and staff intervened in 10 overdoses, according to the release.