Throughout the pandemic, there has been a noticeable increase of fecal matter, both human and canine, littering the sidewalks of Toronto. I commend the City for providing portable toilets as a quick, temporary solution during the lockdowns. However, a permanent solution is necessary as we invite office workers to return downtown and as tourism picks up. Therefore, I propose the City install automated public toilets like in Vancouver.
Benefits to automated public toilets include:
- Available 24 hours, 365 days of the year,
- Quickly self-cleans after each use, and
- Can pay for itself by selling advertisements.
These are a few of the many benefits of installing automated public toilets to address the growing number of human feces on the sidewalks-a sanitary and hygiene issue for all. Please help get this passed.
(Image credit: https://vancouver.citynews.ca/2020/07/15/covid-19-pandemic-amplifying-need-for-public-washrooms-in-vancouver/)