Harm Reduction Memorial on Queen St. E

Program Category: Harm Reduction

COUNTERfit Drug Users’ Memorial Project


The Drug Users’ Memorial Project was established in 2010 as a remembrance, healing and community arts initiative. Out of that initiative we created an 8 foot copper flame monument to commemorate community members and loved ones who have died due to the war on drugs.

We planned and conceptualized the monument’s artistic form with direction from local metal artist and printmaker, Rocky Dobey. Community members gathered weekly to engrave copper panels which cover the monument with images, words and symbols that express feelings of loss sadness and outrage related to the on-gong war on drugs. In 2012, the copper monument was erected thanks to generous financial assistance from the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, local band “Fucked Up” and other local artists.

We hold memorials to honor and remember community members who have been lost to the war on drugs. Please check out our Drug Users’ Memorial Facebook page.

For more information about this project, please contact:

  • Phone: Kira at 416-461-1925 ext. 2208
  • Email: khamilton@srchc.com

Organization Contact

  • South Riverdale CHC

  • 955 Queen Street East
  • Toronto, ON    M4M 3P3
  • khamilton@srchc.com
  • 416-461-1925 ext. 2208