You’ll no longer have to awkwardly run into a coffee shop to use the washroom because self-cleaning toilets will be set up in downtown Montreal this spring.
According to the Montreal Gazette, the toilets will be set up beginning in May and will cost $300,000 each.
The first toilets will be installed at:
- Place Émilie-Gamelin at the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Berri Streets
- Papineau métro station on the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Cartier Streets
- Old Montreal at the corner of de la Commune E. and St-Gabriel Streets
The City is planning to install at least a dozen more self-cleaning public toilets in the next two to three years.
Although the toilets will be self-cleaning, the City of Montreal has also put out a call for tenders to maintain the public washroom facilities. Workers will have to conduct inspections of the facilities and sanitize them if necessary.
According to the Montreal Gazette, the self-cleaning toilets will be the first free-standing public toilets Montreal has seen in nearly 50 years.