May 22, 2022

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Lack of sanitation facilities in parks | Its land was used as a toilet

Lack of sanitation facilities in parks |  Its land was used as a toilet

Julian Tanteri can measure traffic in the park next to his house with toilet paper found on his ground and the smell of urine coming from it.

Isabel AtaliotaIsabel Ataliota

For this resident of Hochelaga-Mysonnev district, the lack of open toilets in Lancet Park means that many visitors come to soothe themselves in his yard.

Although the green areas of Montreal have been taken over by the storm since the outbreak began, some still do not have open toilets available, Tanteri finds slander.

“As soon as the parks open, there should be toilets, which is very necessary,” he laments. Just because the toilets are closed does not mean that people are going to stop defecating. ”

Angered by almost coming and going behind his house over the weekend, Julian called Tanteri 311, asking him to open the toilets or install portable toilets in the chalet in the borough Park Lancet of Mercier-Hochelaga-Mysonnev.

He was accepted as a courtier, and said a regional law prohibited the opening of public toilets. He offered to call the police.

At his neighbor post, he suggested to the police that he take pictures of the criminals and send them to them, which Mr. Tanteri said was impossible and unnecessary.

However, he is more angry with the borough than those who come to his place to relieve themselves.

When there are no other alternatives, it is unfortunate that people get a ticket for urination.

Julian Tanteri

“But I can’t spend the summer like this. I have coffee on my terrace in the morning and it sounds like ***. This is not just a hygiene question, it is a hygiene question! He said

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The answer is that portable toilets have been installed in many places, such as the Community Gardens and Louis-Reel, Promenade-Bellerive, Libert and Saint-Donat parks, in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Mysonnev borough.

“Our teams are currently looking at the possibility of adding them to other parks, such as Park Lancet in Barrow,” communications manager Vincent Fortin said, adding that the cost of installing and maintaining toilet mobiles has almost doubled since the borough’s COVID-19.

Variable access

Other boroughs have also installed portable toilets in some parks where public toilets are not available. But many small parks are completely devoid of sanitation facilities.

The city of Montreal and boroughs have not received a request from the regional public health department to open public toilets in the parks.

Anik de Ripentigni, Montreal City Representative

Hence the situation varies greatly from one borough to another. In some places, washrooms close at 4pm or 5pm. Many large parks, such as Frederick-Back Park, have only one toilet available with a limited schedule.

In many parks, cabin toilets are open only if there is direct access to the outside. A similar situation exists in Rosemont, where four-cabin indoor toilets are opened only in the presence of animators or maintenance workers to prevent vandalism.

In the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, some toilets had to be closed due to breakage or destruction. “In recent months, this has happened in the case of toilets in lorry parks. [toilettes des femmes fermées pour réparation à la suite de vandalisme majeur], Baldwin [fermeture complète du chalet pour rénovations] And La Fontaine [bris de plomberie] », Michelle Tango, Boro Communications Manager, assures us that all of these parks now have toilets available.

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In Villere – Saint-Michel – Park-Extension, toilets in park cabins are usually closed between October and June. “However, due to the high traffic the park has experienced since the spring, the borough has already opened two of its cabins’ toilets. Chemical toilets have also been added, similar to Villere Park.