Helsinki has 46 free city toilets which, with the exception of a few, are available 24 hours a day. There is also one public toilet inside a commercial building on Sofiankatu.
The toilets can be used by wheelchair users. Depending on the season and model, we clean the toilets one to three times per day.
On the basis of feedback and network reviews, public toilets can be added to locations where their placement is possible and the costs are affordable. Unfortunately, the use of public toilets sometimes causes disturbance that deteriorates the living comfort of local residents. We have been forced to close some toilets overnight or remove them altogether due to repeated disturbance.
We spend nearly EUR 1.5 million annually on the maintenance of the public toilets.