We’ll be closing the Garneau for ten days this summer, to start into extensive renovations that will see a third washroom – an accessible and inclusive washroom – added to the lobby. With the addition of this facility, the other washrooms will return to their previous Women’s and Men’s categories. We’re also working on lifts for the front lobby that will make it much safer and more comfortable for patrons using wheelchairs. Metro is grateful for the support of the Edmonton Community Foundation in making these initiatives possible.
Unfortunately, this support won’t cover the full costs of making comfort and access for more Edmontonians. We are trying to find the last $5,000 to complete this work. And we’re hoping for your help. All donations to Metro’s operating fund in April will go toward our dream of making the Garneau a more inclusive and welcoming space. Any help you can offer would be very much appreciated.
QUICK UPDATE: WE'VE GOT CONFIRMATION OF FUNDING SUFFICIENT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH WORK ON THE WASHROOM THIS JULY - THANK YOU SO MUCH! We are just confirming matching funds for a wheelchair lift in the front lobby, and we'll be all the way there. Again, we can't thank you enough.