As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people are using public space more than ever before. But where do we go when we "gotta go"?
While many people are discovering the benefits of public space, we are also seeing how our current public washroom infrastructure is inadequate to meet the needs of our housed and unhoused community members. People of all walks of life are relying on washrooms in public parks to relieve themselves in absence of the ability to do so in fast food restaurants, coffee shops, libraries, and community centres.
The absence of a robust network of public washrooms in Toronto means that people are using alleyways and parks as places to go. Not only is this an issue for park users, this is a serious public health issue.
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- COVID-19 Toronto Resources Map (Includes water, washrooms, showers, and more!)
- TO Toilet Codes (A collection of Toronto bathroom codes - Twitter @totoiletcodes)
- GottaGoTO: (Map created in Partnership with Derek Pokora of Public Washrooms in Toronto)
- Gotta Go TO Report: A Public Washroom Strategy for Toronto (Prepared in Partnership with UofT Geography and Planning Department)