Friday, December 18, 2009

Calgary's Automated Public Toilet one of Alberta's "Must Sees"

The City of Calgary’s Automated Public Toilet is not only popular with citizens adhering to the call of nature but also with tourists who hope to see all the great things Alberta has to offer.

The recently published “Alberta Book of Musts: The 101 Places Every Albertan MUST See” by Diana O'Meara has Calgary’s high-tech toilet ranked No. 55 as a place that “you simply MUST visit” in Alberta.

“This comprehensive guide showcases one of Canada's prairie provinces - Alberta . . . this is the MUST list every Albertan MUST have,” says the Publisher, MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc., on Amazon.com.

Calgary’s Automated Public Toilet was open for business in February 2008, and according to Lorna Wallace, Project Manager with Centre City Implementation, the public loo is a “big success.”

“Retail, entertainment and hospitality establishments in the area appreciate it,” she says, “and City of Calgary operational staff who take care of it are pleased because it doesn’t break down and isn’t affected by the extreme cold.”

Wallace says the automated biffy has been used about 40,000 times in 2009 and is used 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Exeloo Galaxy public toilet is located at Tomkins Park along 17th Avenue S.W.

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