20,800 flushes can’t be wrong

Automatic public toilet

The CBC is reporting that the City has decided to install more of the automatic public toilets provided and maintained by CBS Decaux.

“Although the toilets have been criticized as smelly havens for drug users and homeless people,” – who by? How can they be havens when they cannot be occupied for more than 12 minutes? Since they clean themselves, as well as getting a cleaning crew visit 4 times a day, they are not smelly either. And how is it that what works in other cities can never be accepted here?

There is a desperate shortage of public facilities in this city, especially downtown. And the constant harping on about street people should not be an excuse for never doing anything for the rest of the population.

3 Comments so far

  1. gusf on April 17th, 2008 @ 11:19 am

    I’ve noticed that the one at the corner of Richards Street and Davie Street doesn’t allow you to go in it anymore. At least the "available" light isn’t on and when you press the button to try to open, nothing happens. This has been like this for about a month now and sometimes I did wish it was open.

  2. stephenrees on April 17th, 2008 @ 11:27 am

    If you read the original story I linked to, that is explained

  3. gusf on April 25th, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    As of April 24th the automatic toilet at Davie and Richards is now up and running yet again. I just thought I would share that with everyone ;)

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.