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 at the Whyte Avenue washroom, the City is piloting an attendant/monitoring program in partnership with Boyle Street Ventures Inc. The attendant serves as a 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 is working with Boyle Street Ventures Inc. and the Old Strathcona Business Association to evaluate the pilot.