What would you think about having to pay to use public toilets at transit stations in Ottawa? https://t.co/97uOekEVkI— @RobynBresnahan
Those with a chronic illness argue against it.
@RobynBresnahan I have Crohn's disease and some times I don't have time to stop and pay!!!! When you gotta go you gotta go.— @Selinear
Some who have seen the idea in action would rather access a public bathroom for free.
@CBCOttawa after having been to London and Paris, as a tourist, and dealing with this aggravation, this should be a free service in Ottawa— @CurKath
The response to the idea was quite negative, all in all.
@CBCOttawa I hate this idea so much I will literally pee on the outside of the door in protest.— @ourladyofcoffee
@CBCOttawa Absolutely ridiculous. I can imagine how people will behave if it happens.— @lisefalardeau
@CBCOttawa cheaper to let people pee for free than to clean up after the ones who cant or wont. Probably a bad revenue "stream"— @Igallant
@CBCOttawa does #2 cost extra?— @kkkat222
@CBCOttawa What do I think about a classist violation of human rights? HMMMM— @upper_cayce
@robynbresnahan unless they put in a debit machine, it'll be a fail... who walks around with pocket change to use a toilet?— @jasonmulligan
There were defenders, though, including those who have seen successes.
@CBCOttawa it's no different than buying a drink at timmies to use the bathroom.— @suziecrabtree
@RobynBresnahan I pay when I go to Europe,use to pay when i was a kid in Toronto...10 cents!— @DaleBurnside
@OttawaMorning Pay toilets: Germany has them. Always safe and clean, with an employee on site to keep it tidy. I love the idea for LRT.— @KittyBroadway
@OttawaMorning of course we should pay for public toilets. Remember when we paid in department stores. They always had helpful attendants— @leucagal
@OttawaMorning Presto card uses NFC tech which is built into most smartphones. An app could be built to allow washroom access.— @pohl1
@OttawaMorning the best pay toilet experience was at Harrods in London cost a £ the attendant cleaned the stall after every use.— @Chelsea_Buddy