Harvard Square Public Toilet

                                          Mock Drawing

June 4, 2014

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM inside of the Starbucks Harvard Yard, 2nd Floor (1380 Massachusetts Ave), the Department of Public Works will host a community meeting to discuss the Harvard Square public toilet project. For more information, please view the official notice under the "Documents" tab. 

A detailed schedule of the toilet installation is not available at this time. Once we receive the schedule, we will be sure to post it on this website.

The City will install a new public toilet in MacArthur Park near Church St later this summer. Modeled after the “Portland Loo” of Portland, Oregon, the public toilet will be the first of its kind in Cambridge.

The facility is a simple, sturdy, graffiti-resistant, flush toilet kiosk, located on the sidewalk (see photo). The toilets are free to the public and accessible 24 hours per day. These facilities provide the community with a clean, safe and environmentally-friendly restroom


  • Toilet Location
  • Design Features
  • Mock Drawing

City of Cambridge - Dept. of Public Works
147 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

For more information on these projects or to receive future updates related to construction in Harvard Square
via email, please contact Kelly Dunn, Community Relations Manager at kdunn@cambridgema.gov or 617.349.4870.


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