Last year, the Committee passed a motion calling for the consideration of accessible public toilets—a key element of an age-friendly city—in all planning projects. City Council subsequently approved an amended version of this motion.
One important location for accessible public washrooms is transit stations. As TransLink is currently planning the new SkyTrain Broadway extension, we feel it is critical that all new stations include public washrooms. We plan to ask Council to consider this issue, and have written a draft letter which we hope to present in the near future.
Update: We are pleased that the Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee has passed a motion recommending that washrooms be considered for all SkyTrain stations. We are also pleased that the Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee will be discussing our letter at its November 9 meeting.
- Seniors group calls for washrooms at SkyTrain stations, Vancouver Sun
- Public toilets at future Broadway subway system sought by Vancouver civic advisors, Georgia Strait
- 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