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Winnipeggers now have more places to go downtown

Seven temporary public washrooms now open

February 2, 2021

The temporary washroom at 222 Furby Street.

Needing a washroom with none to be found is an uncomfortable predicament. For many, it might mean a short drive or walk to find one, but for those experiencing homelessness, it’s not as easy.  Add in a pandemic with business closures, and it’s almost impossible.

In Winnipeg’s downtown, we are working on making public washrooms available 24/7 for all who need them. Seven temporary washrooms are now open at the following locations:

The Places to Go – Restroom Strategy was formed to identify these areas where washrooms were required most for those in need,” said Chris Brens, Manager of Community Development.

Funding for the Places to Go - Public Restroom Strategy is through the Canadian Medical Association Foundation’s donation to the Community Response Fund for Vulnerable Populations for $670,000. Of this total, $50,000 will go towards temporary public washrooms and the remaining $620,000 will go towards permanent public washrooms.


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