Victoria opens $90,000 loo

The unisex toilet is solar-powered and available 24 hours a day

The city’s first permanent on-street toilet opened Tuesday.

The Langley Street Loo is a ready-made stainless steel model purchased from the City of Portland for $90,000.

Unlike the permanent urinal installed in 2009 on the corner of Pandora Avenue and Government Street, the new loo is a unisex toilet. It features solar powered lighting, exterior hand washing station and graffiti-proof coating.

The Loo, located near Bastion Square, will be cleaned four times a day, and as needed.

It replaces a temporary urinal at the site, available weekend nights. The permanent facility will increase accessibility and is expected to prove more cost effective over the long term.

 

 

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