Where to go when you gotta go

HRM has a total of 20 public washrooms, the majority of which are at bus terminals and city parks.

click to enlarge Where to go when you gotta go
Victoria Walton
The washroom at Birch Cove may not be the first place you want to pee, but it's there in a pinch.

Public washrooms are always important, but especially so during COVID-19 when marginalized communities may have less access to retail store and coffee shop washrooms.

"At the basic level, everyone in our community deserves access to hand washing and washroom facilities," HRM public safety advisor Amy Siciliano told Coast writer Lezlie Lowe.

Here's a comprehensive list of all the public (read: free) washrooms available for use in HRM:

Albro Lake, 1 Sea King Drive
Birch Cove Park, 44 Oakdale
Crescent Chocolate Lake, 3 Melwood Avenue
Cole Harbour Commons, 460 Auburn Drive
Dartmouth Bridge Terminal, 24 Nantucket Avenue
Dartmouth Ferry Terminal, 88 Alderney Drive
Dewolfe Park, 150 Waterfront Drive
Fairview Cemetery, 3720 Windsor Street
Halifax Common, 5816 Cunard Street
Halifax Ferry Terminal, 5077 George Street
Kiwanis Grahams Grove Park, 45 Grahams Grove
Lacewood Bus Terminal, 320 Lacewood Avenue
Point Pleasant Park, 5906 Chain Rock Drive
Portland Hills Terminal, 866 Portland Street
Public Gardens,5771 Spring Garden Road
Ravenscraig Drive Park, 15 Ravenscraig Drive
Sackville Bus Terminal, 7 Walker Avenue
Shakespeare By The Sea, 5480 Point Pleasant Drive
Sir Sandford Fleming Park, 150 Dingle Road
Shubie Park, 54 Locks Road`

After The Coast requested this information from the city, they also made it available publicly on their website and through a searchable map.

About The Author

Victoria Walton

Victoria was a full-time reporter with The Coast from April 2020 until mid-2022, when the CBC lured her away. During her Coast tenure, she covering everything from COVID-19 to small business to politics and social justice. Originally from the Annapolis Valley, she graduated from the University of King’s College...

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