• 23/07/2021

A new network of toilets open to the public is coming downtown !

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Lisa Vallespir

What are the key ingredients to a vibrant downtown? There’s the entertainment, the programming, and the beautiful public spaces, of course. And those, downtown Montreal has in spades! But to really allow yourself to stroll and wander all day long, you also need access to basic services and infrastructure. Among these essential services: clean, free, and accessible toilets.

P’tit Coin: 10 accessible toilets in the downtown core

To simplify that access, Montréal centre-ville has joined forces with 9 key partners to create a new pilot project dubbed P’tit Coin, or Little Corner. Whether it’s to relieve yourself, freshen up or change the baby’s diaper, downtown is now served by a network of 10 clean, accessible and free toilets located between Atwater and St-Urbain.

Monday – Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday – Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wheelchair accessible

Changing tables available

Monday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Changing tables available

Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wheelchair accessible

Changing tables available

Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wheelchair accessible

Changing tables available

Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wheelchair accessible

Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wheelchair accessible

Changing tables available

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wheelchair accessible

Changing tables available

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wheelchair accessible

Changing tables available

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Wheelchair accessible

Changing tables available

Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Wheelchair accessible

Changing tables available

Taking inspiration from a Swiss project

Although several major cities around the world support accessible toilet projects, it was a project from the city of Basel – Nette Toilette – that served as the main inspiration for the P’tit Coin initiative.

With more than 31 restaurant-partners integrated into the network, the Nette toilette application made it easy for everyone to access clean and free toilets, and proved a great success for the overall welcome, the navigability and the cleanliness of the whole city. By adopting a similar partner structure, the P’tit Coin project aims to offer this same simplicity and quality of experience to all visitors, workers and residents in the downtown core

 

A continued effort towards inclusivity

Thanks to its impressive size and eclectic nature, Montreal’s downtown core is far more than a business district; it’s a living, working and cultural environment meant for everyone. Thus, when designing the P’tit Coin project, we favoured partners offering reduced mobility access and integrated changing table signage to simplify family stays. Last winter, the OnRoule.org organization compiled a directory of more than 200 accessible downtown businesses; the P’tit Coin project is a continuation of that effort – one to make downtown even more dynamic, enjoyable and welcoming for all!

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