The idea of bringing safe injection sites to Toronto is now gaining support from community leaders.
Two former mayors Barbara Hall and David Crombie are in favour of it and there is also a senior hospital official who is backing the notion.
All three have come together to release a statement that has received signatures from more than 50 community leaders.
The city saw an increase of 41% in overdoses between 2004 and 2013. There were also a total of 206 that died from overdoses.
Toronto’s chief medical officer, David McKeown says that recent research indicates that these clinics save lives and reduce drug overdoses greatly.
The three sites across the city would be located at the Queen West Community Health Centre, The Works Needle Exchange Program and the South Riverdale Community Health Centre.