Mayor John Tory visits Sherboune & Dundas
Mayor Tory Visits Sherbourne and Dundas
August 17, 2018
Community Safety Walk September
September 7, 2018
Tuesday August 14, 2018.

Open Letter on Injection Sites


Dear Neighbours;

Today I announced my intention of calling for a moratorium on the creation of any new injection sites in Ward 28 Toronto. Our neighbourhood has the most injection sites and overdose prevention clinics of any neighbourhood in the world. Of the eight sites in Toronto, five are situated within a one-kilometre radius of each other in Ward 28; the epicentre of which is the corner of Dundas and Sherbourne.

I want you to know that in ten months that I have been your councillor I have listened to you, learned from you, and taken action.

Last night Mayor John Tory accepted my invitation to tour the community. Today, I sent the same request to Health Minister Christine Elliot. I will bring individual council members here too. I will do everything I can to get this moratorium in place.

But I need your help. I need you to let me know if you support a moratorium. I need volunteers who will help me campaign and lobby Queens Park, Ottawa, and City Council. A petition will circulate in the next few days. Please sign it. Ask your neighbours & family to do the same. If we work together we can put a “neighbourhoods first” lens on the agenda.

No one has a monopoly on good ideas. If you have other suggestions, please write to me or call my office. I can be reached at the above-noted phone number and email address. I look forward to your positive response to my urgent request.


Lucy Troisi
Toronto City Councillor
Ward 28 Toronto Centre Rosedale

Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Suite A7 Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2
Tel: 416-392-7916
Fax: 416-392-7296


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The Canadian Press

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