Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

I was provided an interesting observation today regarding the $ 110,000.00 toilet recenlty erected in Page Park by a member of the Fairmont Tennis Club as I opened their new season for them.


No-one knows they are toilets.

Members of the club are apparently often approached by members of the public using the open spaces east of the courts asking if they can use the clubs toilets. When advised the toilet is “down there” the response is “I thought that was a transformer station.”

Looking at the toilet from a distance I had to acknowledge that this was a likely scenario. We really do need to put a large international symbol on the northern wall of the toilet because it does look like (in retrospect) a transformer building.

 I have asked the General Manager for Infrastructure if it possible to arrange this or some other equally engaging solution so our community actually gets a benefit of the investment we have made.