We are very pleased that Vancouver City Council has unanimously passed our motion calling for the consideration of accessible public toilets—a key element of an age-friendly city—in all planning projects.
For some people, the uncertainty of access to public toilets can limit where they go or whether they can even leave home. This is especially true for people with medical conditions. Additional public toilets can help them feel more comfortable participating in city life, thereby reducing social isolation.
A video of the proceedings can be found here (please ensure pop-up blockers are turned off and Flash is turned on in order to view the video in your browser).
- Vancouver’s lack of public washrooms isolating seniors, CBC
- Vancouver needs more public toilets, Vancouver Sun
- Call for more public toilets receives cross-party support, Vancouver Sun
- Lack of accessible toilets keep some Vancouverites at home, Metro Vancouver
- More accessible public washrooms to be built in Vancouver, CKNW