A new washroom facility is coming to north Lisgar later this year. As part of a pilot project, the City of Mississauga is exploring cost-effective ways to provide washrooms to the public and the first one in the city is coming to Ward 10 at Tobias Mason Park.  A 20-foot shipping container will be converted into a seasonal washroom facility for park visitors to use. The shipping container will house two washrooms stalls and be designed with accessibility, safety and durability in mind. Site work for the washroom pilot will begin in March 2021 and be open to the public in the fall. The washroom will be located near the existing spray pad and close to Terragar Boulevard. The City anticipates that the pilot project will run for two years and then be reassessed. Once installed, the washroom will remain open to the public through fall 2021. It will re-open for use in spring 2022. Following installation, the City will be seeking public feedback through an online survey to understand how the location and shipping container washroom are serving the park visitors’ needs. I am applying a portion of the federal gas tax funding to cover the cost associated with this project so there is no impact to property taxes.

For more information about the project, visit the City’s website: mississauga.ca/ tobias-mason-washroom.