Harvard Square Public Toilet

                                          Mock Drawing

July 2015

Crews are expected to mobilize in mid-July to continue preparation for the installation of the Portland Loo. Installation is expected to take place in August 2015.


Fall 2014/Winter 2015

Crews will not perform any major work on the public toilet this winter.  Weather permitting, crews may perform some utility work in advance of the spring installation.  Major work will resume in the spring 2015.




In April and May, the city's contractor will begin to perform the necessary utility and site work for the toilet installation.  We expect the toilet to be installed and fully operational in June 2015.

Please check back for updates.

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 this project, please contact Lou Mothon, project manager, at 617.349.4828.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


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