Public Washroom Maps

Downtown Ottawa Public Washroom Map created by Kevin O’Donnell for the City of Ottawa.

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Get Involved – URGENT ACTION

Co-sign GottaGo! Campaign letter to City of Ottawa Mayor and Councillors to include public toilets as essential public health infrastructure in the current 2020-2021 budget considerations

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Who we are

The “GottaGo!” campaign advocates for a network of, and signage to, safe, free, clean and environmentally responsible public toilets and water fountains that are accessible to persons of all abilities at major transit stops, key public places and parks to meet the needs of residents and tourists in Canada’s Capital City.

The focus of our efforts has been the City of Ottawa, the National Capital Commission, Ottawa Tourism and the public.

MAKE A STAND BY TAKING A SEAT Join The GottaGo! Campaign For a Network of Safe, Clean and Accessible Public Toilets as Essential Public Health Infrastructure

Why we need a network of public toilets

In a city such as Ottawa the needs of tourists, outdoor activities of families, an aging population and people with disabilities, and the need to ensure effective public health combine to make the case that a network of safe, clean, accessible and environmentally responsible public toilets is essential. Which of us has not been caught short by our need for a toilet? The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation surveyed their members and donors in 2010 only to find that more than 75% of them had been humiliated in this way.

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Recent posts

World Toilet Day 2020

The COVID 19 pandemic disrupted access to all public toilets downtown

Our count is that there are public toilets (PTs) in 14 public buildings and another seven in commercial or other buildings (identified on the Ottawa Tourist Map). Since almost all these buildings were closed in March to curtail the spread of the virus, the toilets were also closed.

Read the full report at the link.

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