West Island News
Changing tables in men's public washrooms & for people with reduced mobility in Pierrefonds-Roxboro
The Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro is very pleased to announce the addition of new baby changing tables in the men's and people with reduced mobility public washrooms, within its municipal buildings, in order to allow both moms and dads to change their babies' diapers in a proper environment.
"I am pleased with the additions to our public facilities, which are now better suited to the reality of today's families! This type of project makes me very proud of the families of Pierrefonds-Roxboro because it gives the opportunity to fathers to play their full role in an adapted environment. The addition of changing tables will greatly facilitate the life of dads, who will no longer have to change their children's diapers in the car, or crouched on a bench, or even in a public space," said Benoit Langevin, City Councillor for the Bois de-Liesse district in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
"No father or mother should ever have to worry about finding a safe, sanitary and appropriate place to change their child. The priority for our administration has always been to advocate, through our decisions, a new and more inclusive mindset for all and this is what we are demonstrating with concrete actions such as this one," declared Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough Mayor Dimitrios (Jim) Beis.
An inclusive approach adapted to family realities Wishing to offer modern facilities adapted to the realities of our families, the borough carried out this project which consisted in adding changing tables in the washrooms of the buildings where there were none, for both men and women.
As more and more men are now taking care of their children, it was more than necessary to allow them to have appropriate access to change their toddler's diaper.
In total, fifteen new baby changing stations were added to nine buildings. Moreover, two outdated tables were also replaced. It should be noted that if a changing table was already available in the washroom for people with reduced mobility, no table was added, as this room is accessible to both men and women.
The interventions took place in the bathrooms of these different public buildings: Accès Montréal office (Borough Hall), George-Springate Park Chalet, Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, West Community Centre (St-Anthony), Grier Park Soccer Chalet, Rive-Boisée Park Chalet, Munro Park Chalet, À-Ma-Baie Park Chalet (basement), À-Ma-Baie Park Chalet - Maison des Jeunes (first floor), as well as the Cultural Centre and the West Community Centre