Toronto to lease hundreds of hotel rooms to ease crowding in homeless shelters
Toronto says it will lease hundreds more hotel rooms to ease the crowding in its homeless shelter system in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, as a Montreal man became the country’s first homeless death from the virus.
Calls for safer opioid supply grow as COVID-19 pandemic compounds overdose crisis
Physicians and harm reduction workers say the need for a safer opioid supply as a way to curb overdose deaths is even more urgent now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Affected City Services & Facilities
The City remains prepared to respond to emergencies. Emergency response by Toronto Police, Fire Services, and Paramedic Services is not impacted.
Clean needles in prisons called ‘essential health care’ in court challenge
Prisoners have right to syringe programs, former inmate tells Ontario court.
7 assessed, 5 given naloxone at downtown clinic amid reports of ‘tainted drug supply’
Toronto Fire Services says seven people were assessed and five people were given naloxone at a Toronto Public Health office downtown on Wednesday evening
Overdose – Virtual National Book Launch with Benjamin Perrin
Canada is in the midst of two public health emergencies, but only one of them is capturing headlines and the attention of policy makers.
The ongoing opioid crisis has claimed over 14,000 lives. Someone is dying every two hours from illicit drug overdose.