Documents and presentations by GottaGo!
Our letter to City Councillors
GottaGo presentation to Community and Protective Services Committee November 21, 2019. Focused on porta-potties in splash pads and sports fields. Read more
No Place to Go: How Public Toilets fail our private needs, by Lezlie Lowe. Book launch hosted by GottaGo campaign. (November 3, 2018). Video coming soon!!!
GottaGo campaign presentations to city committees (Community and Protective Services, FEDCO and Transit) (November 2018). Requesting signage and maintenance of public toilets. TransitCommittee1-2018
GottaGo campaign presentation at Transportation Equity Summit (Fall 2017). Transportation summit presentation
GottaGo campaign presentation to Government of Canada Accessibility Legislation Consultation (November 2016) Presentation-to-the-Federal-Consultation-on-Disability-Issues
GottaGo campaign submission to FEDCO (March 2015). FEDCO submission
GottaGo campaign submission to Ottawa Board of Health (March 2015). Board-of-Health
City staff report to FEDCO, November 2015. Recommended public washrooms in LRT stations (Hurdman and Bayview) and incorporating public washrooms in Stage 2. LRT-staff-report-to-FEDCO
Report to City Council about app to locate public washrooms (June 25, 2015). Report-to-council-about-app
The City of Ottawa staff report, May 2015. Report for Councillor Mckenney
Presentation to the NCC Board of Directors from GottaGo! (April 9,2014). NCC presentation
Demonstration for World Toilet Day (November 14, 2015)
Links to useful resources
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada: This website includes an excellent background document for their “Can’tWait!” campaign, which describes the impact that urgency issues have had on more than 1300 of their members and donors.
GoHere campaign: Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s GoHere Washroom Access Program partners with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Ottawa Chapter, GottaGo! Campaign, and other organizations to increase washroom access at local organizations for people living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other chronic conditions or disabilities. Organizations registered with the GoHere program place an easily identifiable GoHere decal on a public facing window to indicate participation in the program. An additional universal accessibility wheelchair decal indicates an organization has washroom facilities accessible to individuals living with disabilities as well as members of the public.
Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human, or PHLUSH, is an all-volunteer advocacy group based in Portland, Oregon. PHLUSH has an excellent website, replete with resources.
American Restroom Association has a great list of information and best practices about toilet provision in their resources section.
Portland Loo – Designed by the city for the city.
Maps of public toilets in other major cities
When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go: Where To Find a Public Toilet in Vancouver by INSIDE VANCOUVER in TOWN on April 10, 2017.
Australia: National Public Toilet Map. As part of the National Continence Program, the Toilet Map provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers & baby change areas. Downloadable as an app.
The Great British Public Toilet Map. Interactive and Downloadable.
Toilet Tube map: A map of public toilets in the Tube stations in London.
Map of free, accessible and eco-friendly public toilets in Paris.