“People are not feeling safe walking between buildings at night… we were experiencing more overdoses in our washrooms and in our stairwells… they’re seeing folks sitting in Lake Devo injecting narcotics… the perception is that they felt unsafe,” – Campbell
Ryerson is proposing a change to the way it keeps the campus safe, by adding security employees who would have “special constable” status.
Over the last year, Canadians have watched more and more people die from opioid overdoses across the country. The government of Ontario might not be calling it an emergency yet, but based on the numbers, it’s hard to see how it isn’t.
Several homeless people who had settled at the entrance of Victoria Street’s Tim Hortons were evicted Wednesday morning by the City of Toronto.
Homeless people have been congregating on the edge of the sidewalk in front of the Tim Hortons for years, said a longtime member of the Ryerson Security team. Recently, a tent was put up there, as well as a makeshift milk-crate platform bed.
By Alexis Perikleous and Victoria McMurchy Despite Toronto’s growing opioid crisis, neither Ryerson security nor residence officials have been given the easy-to-use antidote that could prevent overdose deaths. Kits containing…