The City of Edmonton recognizes the need to provide access to safe and clean washrooms to the public. The City is working on a citywide Public Washroom Strategy to improve access, user experience and management of existing public washroom facilities through a three phase planning model:
- Phase 1: Improve how the current inventory is managed
- Phase 2: Increase access to washrooms through temporary facilities and partnerships
- Phase 3: Develop more permanent public washrooms
Whyte Avenue Washroom Attendant and Monitoring Pilot
To improve user experience and safety as part of the overall strategy, the City is piloting a 90-day attendant/monitoring program for the public washroom located on Whyte Avenue.
This pilot is in partnership with Boyle Street Ventures Inc. and will launch on Monday December 16, 2019. The attendant serves as host to the washroom users and is responsible for maintaining the facility.
The pilot will inform operating practices and procedures for potential year-round service.
The City will work with Boyle Street Ventures Inc. and the Old Strathcona Business Association to evaluate the pilot. Findings will be used to provide input to the Community and Public Services Committee update report due in June 2020.