Community consultation moderated by local MPP Suze Morrison held to share strategies and opportunities with local community members, service agencies, police and healthcare providers.
First Community Open House held at the OPS.
Street Health’s OPS and the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society organize a “We Grieve Thousands” candlelight vigil through the Downtown East to remember the thousands of Canadians who died from an opioid overdose in 2017 and to demand government action to prevent further loss of life.
Street Health opens an Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) at 338 Dundas St. East. This service is offered in response to the increased level of overdoses and overdose deaths happening in the Sherbourne and Dundas area. This neighbourhood has the second highest number of calls to 911 for overdose in the entire city. Street Health provides overdose prevention services to connect with the people affected by the deadly street drug supply and ensure they have access to healthcare services.
After months of negotiations and planning, Street Health’s OPS receives the federal and provincial approvals to begin operation.