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Potty Moves: Downtown Pop-Up Toilet in New Location

July 12, 2018 1:32 PM | News

Pop-Up Toilet

Two pop-up toilets are part of a pilot project being led by the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. (@DOWNTOWNWPGBIZ / TWITTER)

A pop-up porta-potty in downtown Winnipeg has a new home on Portage Avenue.

The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ project takes a big orange shipping container and repurposes it into a functional public washroom. It first launched in June outside of Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Smith Street.

“Our plan was always to keep on moving to see what our Pop-up Toilet facilities would bring to various underserviced areas of downtown Winnipeg. By moving it from place to place each month we can gauge its value and measure the results in various locations. Everything from use rates to how it affects an area,” said Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO Stefano Grande.

The BIZ says approximately 30 people per day have been using the fully accessible facilities. The pop-up toilet initiative comes staffed with two people from Siloam Mission. It is available for use weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Portage between Edmonton Street and Kennedy Street.