Pop-up Potty

As a fundamental necessity to any metropolis, the requirement for public washrooms increases as density and tourism considerations grow.  Like clean water, basic sanitation is a human right and Winnipeg this summer is host city to a test project of a very unique design addressing just these issues.  The Winnipeg Pop-Up Toilet, located in central downtown Winnipeg is a quirky building offering fully accessible facilities as well as an attendant on site maintaining the washroom facilities while selling t-shirts, water and newspapers.   The attendants are at-risk youths from a local mission who are paid for the hours worked.

It is a concept whose time is long overdue, and every Canadian city should be considering a solution similar to this one.  Read more about this ingenious design and the people behind it here


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