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U of T converts single sex washrooms to all-gender

The University of Toronto Mississauga announced earlier this week it'd be converting six one-gender washrooms into multi-user all-gender washrooms. This GTA campus joins a number of other local institutions who are making bathrooms accessible for all people, regardless of their gender identity.

At UTM, these washrooms will be located in the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, Deerfield Hall and the Communication, Culture and Technology building. Some of these facilities will get new stalls, while others will feature both semi-private and private dividers surrounding urinals.

"The choice of locations was very thoughtful," says UTM's interim equity and diversity officer Nic Westgate in a news release.

"Single-user spaces are a Band-Aid solution. They're often an afterthought, tucked into an out-of-the-way spot. We felt it was important to do multi-stall all-gender washrooms in areas that are easily accessible to everyone."


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