At the April 1, 2020 Special Council meeting, Council endorsed a plan to provide additional temporary washrooms and hand sanitizing facilities in the downtown. To view a map of the facilities outlined below click here.
Additional portable washrooms with hand sanitization facilities have been installed in the downtown. Funding was approved by the Province and they were installed on April 8, 2020 in the following locations:
1. New Location: The parking lot at the corner of Cavan Street and Victoria Road.
2. Outside the Community Services Building at 285 Prideaux Street, near the 7-10 Club breakfast program
- The Unitarian Shelter along with other shelters that continue to operate (Salvation Army, Samaritan House, etc.) provide washroom access during the evenings for their shelter clients.
- For more information on Public Washroom, free showers and water access available to all members of the public, click here.
Note that the Salvation Army has closed their shower program temporarily due to the COVID-19 crisis. Also, on March 20, 2020, Island Health’s Harris House Clinic and needle exchange permanently closed so there is no longer toilet or shower access available there.