Park Winter Washroom Pilot Program

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The City of Hamilton is seeking public input on the Park Winter Washroom Pilot Program.

Park washrooms are available for use annually from May and until the end of September when they are winterized and closed for the fall and winter seasons. In 2021, Council approved a two-year pilot program making select park washrooms available for use in the fall/winter season, October 1 to May 1, during daylight hours.

For fall/winter 2021/2022, the following locations, which required little or no facility alterations, were made available for use:

Ward 1 - Alexander ParkWard 6 - Mohawk Sports Park Parks storage buildingWard 8: Portable Toilet: Sam Lawrence Park
Ward 1 - Victoria Park baseball washroomsWard 6&7 - Portable Toilet: Mountain Drive ParkWard 8: William Connell Park
Ward 2 - Pier 4 Park (Gartshore Thomson building)Ward 7 - T. B. McQuesten ParkWard 13: Dundas Driving Park
Ward 3 - Woodland ParkWard 7 - Portable Toilet: Eastmount ParkWard 15: Portable Toilet: Joe Sam’s Park
Ward 3 - Gage Park Washroom (by baseball diamond)Ward 8: Bruce Park
Ward 3 - Gage Park Washroom (by splash pad)Ward 8: Buchanan Park


The following locations are receiving facility upgrades or portable toilets to make them available for use for year two of the pilot program, fall/winter 2022/2023:

Ward 1 - Churchill Park

Ward 5 - Hamilton Beach Trail (Kinsmen Park)

Ward 1 - HAAA Park

Ward 6 - Mohawk Sports Park Hornets Building

Ward 2 - Bayfront Park

Ward 6 - Mohawk Sports Park Track Building

Ward 3 - JC Beemer Park

Ward 6&7 - Mountain Drive Park (new build in 2022-2023)

Ward 5 - Confederation - Beach Park – Sports Park

Ward 12 - Ancaster Little League Park

Ward 5 - Hamilton Beach Trail (Lift Bridge)

Ward 13 - Strabane Community Park


Have your say and join the conversation!
We encourage all community members to provide feedback on their experience using park washrooms in year one of the pilot program. There are multiple ways to engage:

  • Take the Winter Washroom Survey
  • Join the discussion on key issues and concerns
  • Suggest new locations for the program to expand
  • Provide other comments and ideas for the program

The City of Hamilton is seeking public input on the Park Winter Washroom Pilot Program.

Park washrooms are available for use annually from May and until the end of September when they are winterized and closed for the fall and winter seasons. In 2021, Council approved a two-year pilot program making select park washrooms available for use in the fall/winter season, October 1 to May 1, during daylight hours.

For fall/winter 2021/2022, the following locations, which required little or no facility alterations, were made available for use:

Ward 1 - Alexander ParkWard 6 - Mohawk Sports Park Parks storage buildingWard 8: Portable Toilet: Sam Lawrence Park
Ward 1 - Victoria Park baseball washroomsWard 6&7 - Portable Toilet: Mountain Drive ParkWard 8: William Connell Park
Ward 2 - Pier 4 Park (Gartshore Thomson building)Ward 7 - T. B. McQuesten ParkWard 13: Dundas Driving Park
Ward 3 - Woodland ParkWard 7 - Portable Toilet: Eastmount ParkWard 15: Portable Toilet: Joe Sam’s Park
Ward 3 - Gage Park Washroom (by baseball diamond)Ward 8: Bruce Park
Ward 3 - Gage Park Washroom (by splash pad)Ward 8: Buchanan Park


The following locations are receiving facility upgrades or portable toilets to make them available for use for year two of the pilot program, fall/winter 2022/2023:

Ward 1 - Churchill Park

Ward 5 - Hamilton Beach Trail (Kinsmen Park)

Ward 1 - HAAA Park

Ward 6 - Mohawk Sports Park Hornets Building

Ward 2 - Bayfront Park

Ward 6 - Mohawk Sports Park Track Building

Ward 3 - JC Beemer Park

Ward 6&7 - Mountain Drive Park (new build in 2022-2023)

Ward 5 - Confederation - Beach Park – Sports Park

Ward 12 - Ancaster Little League Park

Ward 5 - Hamilton Beach Trail (Lift Bridge)

Ward 13 - Strabane Community Park


Have your say and join the conversation!
We encourage all community members to provide feedback on their experience using park washrooms in year one of the pilot program. There are multiple ways to engage:

  • Take the Winter Washroom Survey
  • Join the discussion on key issues and concerns
  • Suggest new locations for the program to expand
  • Provide other comments and ideas for the program

Do you have any other comments about the Parks Winter Washroom 2021/2022 Pilot?

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Please open the washroom in the Dundas Driving Park. Many seniors use this park every day of the year....and ya we don't just pee May-Sept 😀. We encourage healthy living. Let's support that thought. In the specific case of dundas driving park, lets do something for our seniors. It is not a huge investment. Pouring salt on roads all winter seems acceptable spending?? Thanks.

Howie 7 months ago

1. Why do the washrooms ever need to be closed? is it because the city doesn't want people sleeping in them? The City of Hamilton out to be providing appropriate shelter for people who need it so they aren't forced to sleep in unsafe and dirty locations.

2. The winter pilot is kind of useless because the sun sets so early in the winter that the busiest time of day, after work, no one has access to a washroom.

3. Porta-potties are better than nothing, but they are not large enough to change diapers or bring in a stroller. Strollers are very easily and quickly stolen and can't be left unattended. Further porta-potties are not accessible for wheelchairs or really any accessibility need, including having a support attendant. Porta-potties are mildly better than peeing in a bush.

CH85 7 months ago
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