Public Washroom Strategy Public Engagement

Engagement has concluded

Edmonton Public Washroom

Thank you for your feedback! 

The City of Edmonton collected feedback through the interactive maponline survey and the ideas tool between January 10 and February 16, 2024. The results of this public engagement will be used to inform the priorities and strategy for providing both temporary and permanent public washrooms throughout Edmonton. 


Making Our City More Accessible and Inclusive 

The City Plan features ACCESS as a guiding value as we build a city for 2 million people. A key part of this commitment is access to safe and clean public washrooms. Beyond convenience, these facilities are a necessity for many, including families with children, visitors, people without stable housing and individuals with medical needs. 


Our Current Approach 

City-owned public washrooms are located in parks, City buildings, transit hubs and other public spaces. We are also exploring partnerships to increase the number of available facilities. In 2019, City Council approved a project that aims to help Edmonton’s public washrooms better meet the needs of residents. 


Our Goals 

We want our public washrooms to be: 

  • Accessible: Easy for everyone to use. 

  • Clean: Well-maintained at all times. 

  • Safe: Free from crime and misuse.


Strategy Highlights 

  • Location Prioritization: We are taking feedback to help decide where new washrooms should go based on community needs. 

  • Heat Map: A visual guide showing where washrooms are and where we need more, considering local demographics and safety. 

  • Public Input: We want to hear from Edmontonians, especially those who rely on these facilities the most. 

  • Clear Plan: Our strategy includes a detailed plan with timelines and responsibilities, and we have dedicated resources working on it. . 

  • Aligned with Other City Strategies: This strategy supports our broader goals for an inclusive, accessible city. 


Join Us in Shaping the Future 

Public washrooms are a fundamental part of our City's infrastructure. By improving these facilities, we are not just making our city more user-friendly; we are upholding the dignity and wellbeing of all our residents and visitors. Together, we can make Edmonton a more safe and accessible city for everyone.

Thank you for your feedback! 

The City of Edmonton collected feedback through the interactive maponline survey and the ideas tool between January 10 and February 16, 2024. The results of this public engagement will be used to inform the priorities and strategy for providing both temporary and permanent public washrooms throughout Edmonton. 


Making Our City More Accessible and Inclusive 

The City Plan features ACCESS as a guiding value as we build a city for 2 million people. A key part of this commitment is access to safe and clean public washrooms. Beyond convenience, these facilities are a necessity for many, including families with children, visitors, people without stable housing and individuals with medical needs. 


Our Current Approach 

City-owned public washrooms are located in parks, City buildings, transit hubs and other public spaces. We are also exploring partnerships to increase the number of available facilities. In 2019, City Council approved a project that aims to help Edmonton’s public washrooms better meet the needs of residents. 


Our Goals 

We want our public washrooms to be: 

  • Accessible: Easy for everyone to use. 

  • Clean: Well-maintained at all times. 

  • Safe: Free from crime and misuse.


Strategy Highlights 

  • Location Prioritization: We are taking feedback to help decide where new washrooms should go based on community needs. 

  • Heat Map: A visual guide showing where washrooms are and where we need more, considering local demographics and safety. 

  • Public Input: We want to hear from Edmontonians, especially those who rely on these facilities the most. 

  • Clear Plan: Our strategy includes a detailed plan with timelines and responsibilities, and we have dedicated resources working on it. . 

  • Aligned with Other City Strategies: This strategy supports our broader goals for an inclusive, accessible city. 


Join Us in Shaping the Future 

Public washrooms are a fundamental part of our City's infrastructure. By improving these facilities, we are not just making our city more user-friendly; we are upholding the dignity and wellbeing of all our residents and visitors. Together, we can make Edmonton a more safe and accessible city for everyone.

Where is a Public Washroom Needed?

4 months

Use the map to pinpoint exact locations where you think a public washroom would be most useful. 

Existing public washrooms are marked in orange.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.