Waterloo Region has installed portable washrooms and extra security at the homeless encampment that has been erected in downtown Kitchener.
The region was already providing some security and paying for access to the washrooms at the St. John’s Kitchen located across the road from the Victoria Street encampment.
“The needs of the site at 100 Victoria have changed since the original decision was made in April to provide after-hours washroom access at St. John’s Kitchen,” stated Peter Sweeney, commissioner of community services.
“In order to ensure the health and well-being of those on the site and in the surrounding area, portable washrooms were delivered to the site (Thursday) morning.”
Sweeney said that with the addition of the porta-potties, access to the washrooms at the soup kitchen has come to an end.