Thank you to everyone who completed the Injection Site Community Consultation Survey.
As of October 14 at 9:00pm, there were a total of 345 completed surveys, 309 from inside the boundary of the Federal Riding, Toronto Centre.
Here's what we heard:
- 81% of respondents live in the same neighbourhood as the Street Health OPS
- 47% believe the sites reduce the risk of injury and death from drug overdose
- 70% have concerns about the Street Health OPS
- 67% are concerned about a decrease in neighbourhood cleanliness and quality of life
- 64% are concerned about a decrease in personal safety
- 61% are concerned about an increase in crime
- 61% are concerned about an increase in drug selling/trafficking in the area
- 60% are concerned about a negative impact on the reputation or image of the community
- 59% are concerned about an increase in discarded needles
- The full survey results can be downloaded here.
- Download a comparison chart for Question #5, "What concerns, if any, do you have about Street Health OPS?"
IT'S CLEAR: Residents in Toronto Centre have legitimate concerns about Street Health OPS and no one has been listening.
Ryan will take action to improve community safety, especially when it comes to injection sites.