‘Lack of privacy’ at complex

'Lack of privacy' at complex. "A man is relieving himself at the urinal, someone else goes in the washroom and opens the door, there are ladies leaving their washroom and it looks right in at what the man is doing. Olfert, who lives in Espanola but was visiting Sudbury for his grandson's baseball game, says the doors to the women's and men's washrooms are right across from each other, so when the doors are open, everything is on display. There is a door on the washroom, but of course, when it is left open or when someone opens it, there is no privacy. "When someone opens the door, there's a man going to the bathroom," he says. Olfert spoke with the city about his concerns in late June. Installing a privacy partition would require a major reconstruction of the building. "I did send a crew to look at installing a partition but there is not enough room without causing a hazard so (we) will be installing a pull curtain in the near future," Taylor told Olfert via email. Olfert says the city "is dragging its feet" and the former Domtar employee estimates it would only cost about $300 to install a plastic privacy panel. "In today's day and age, I think privacy is important," he says.
The urinals at the Terry Fox complex are clearly visible from the hallway when the door is left open, and at least one visitor is raising issues about privacy and decorum. (Photo supplied)
The urinals at the Terry Fox complex are clearly visible from the hallway when the door is left open, and at least one visitor is raising issues about privacy and decorum. (Photo supplied)

Nobody likes to be on display when they are using the toilet.

Privacy is important, William Olfert says, and he was shocked last month to see the bathroom set up at the Terry Fox complex on the Lasalle extension.

“My concern is lack of privacy,” he says. “A man is relieving himself at the urinal, someone else goes in the washroom and opens the door, there are ladies leaving their washroom and it looks right in at what the man is doing. That should not be allowed.”

Olfert, who lives in Espanola but was visiting Sudbury for his grandson’s baseball game, says the doors to the women’s and men’s washrooms are right across from each other, so when the doors are open, everything is on display. The two washrooms are accessed by a public hallway.

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