It has become number 1 concern for police and area owners.
Designed to prevent public urination complaints, public toilets with glass walls, popular in Edmonton's popular nightlife, have become popular for those who have more in mind than relief.
On Edmonton Sun. announced on Thursday that the public toilet – built in 2012 at Whyte Ave. and Gateway Blvd. – became a magnet for complaints and regular stops by members of the city's police forces who say they are regularly used as a shelter for wandering, drinking places or as a shooter for illegal drug users.
"Unlike what really has anyone who has 24 hours a day, I see nothing to be a long-term solution," said Const. Dan Talak, from the Edmonton police service.
He said the lack of local social services could be to blame for "alternative use of the toilet", noting that winter months produce fewer incidents, as the shelter for homeless people offers extended time during cold weather.
Now, when the shelter returned in regular hours, appeals saw their usual seasonal slowdown, said Talak.
While complaints continue to increase, the Edmonton Public Service Committee was told on Wednesday that the visa bar patrons did not even use the toilet, choosing instead to risk 500 US fines, continuing to write rude.
Chery Klassen, executive director of the Old Strathona Business Association, described the public toilet as "dangerous and inapplicable".
While a contracting host company needs to clean the bathroom five times a day, cleaners do not go to the lodge, if there is anyone inside that makes them feel unsafe.
That, merit committee, is a common phenomenon.