DTO Go Public Bathroom Pilot Program

A public restroom in downtown Orlando.

*Artistic rendering of the proposed DTO Go concept. 

With the increasing need to provide public restrooms in the downtown core, the Downtown Development Board/Community Redevelopment Agency (DDB/CRA) launched a one-year pilot program to make public bathrooms more available to residents and visitors in downtown Orlando. The program's goal is to create a safe restroom environment with facilities that have minimal impact on the community and meet the requirements of a variety of users. 

The first phase of the pilot will begin with the installation of one 2-stall trailer and one ADA portable bathroom, located at two different locations during each phase. 

Locations and Timeframes

Phase I - December 2019 through May 2020

  • Jefferson Garage
  • Central Boulevard and Rosalind Avenue (behind Embassy Suites)

Phase II - May 2020 through December 2020

  • Wall Street and Rosalind Avenue
  • Central Boulevard and Garland Avenue

Operational Hours

  • Sundays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pilot Launch

December 16, 2019 

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The two phases of DTO Go are part of a one-year pilot program. 

The main objective of this pilot program is to allow the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to investigate long term solutions while learning lessons from this short-term approach to providing public restrooms.

Locations were selected based on feedback from downtown stakeholders, the downtown Clean Team’s general findings on incidents of public human waste and discussions with an internal exploratory committee. 

Evaluation of the pilot program 

Through this pilot, the city will evaluate each location based on collected data on users and its effectiveness on decreasing the number of incidents in downtown.

There is an increasing need to provide public restrooms in the downtown core. Most recently, through the work of the Nightlife Task Force, the Orlando Sociable City Study (2016) identified the need for public bathroom facilities, particularly at night after bars and venues close.

Additionally, public restroom access is a frequent request heard by our Discover Downtown information center staff. Currently, there is a limited amount of public restrooms in the downtown area. 

This pilot will support these needs as we respond in a compassionate approach, offering facilities for everyone to use.