I stumbled upon this lovely little gift shop today called Curiosa, in Toronto Queen West district, which sold all kinds of trinkets from games to books to cards to Harry Potter merchandise.

Stepping into the commode I found a sign on the wall with a little jar of chalk next to it, saying:

Please leave a message on the walls or ceiling! Your choice…

Amid the dozens of Harry Potter quotes, this turned out to be a very wholesome washroom wall 🙂

Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light

Of course it’s happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it’s not real?

If you’re searching for that one person who will change your life, look in the mirror

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love. If you want me again look for me under your bootsoles. – Walt Whitman

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live

A Hufflepuff was here

I adumbledore you!

Lisa Marie

Love a good restroom chalkboard. Some of my favourite words of wisdom here at Lisa Marie include: “If you don’t sin, Jesus died for nothing”, “Pay attention to where you PEE!”, “Toronto: the city of badass food, bars, people & bike thieves” and “Never stay with someone who makes you feel like you’re hard to love”. Oh, such feels! Now anyone wanna gonna go sin with me?



Stan’s Mom

A return visit to the Lion & Bright chalkboards in Halifax after about 15 months!

This time Stan’s mom featured prominently across both stalls:

Stan & I have both been in his mom (twice)

Canada Post may go on strike but Stan’s Mom’s box will always come on time

Stan = best mom. Fran = best mom for anal stimulation
↑ Seconded

Stan’s mom is the most wonderful polite proper lady I’ve paid for

I ♡ Stan’s Mom




Sunday Funday

It’s Sunday Funday on the chalk boards at The Good Robot in Halifax


Not to be outdone by someone else writing on one of the other chalk boards: I did bad things in here with myself


I’m disappointed 😔 I Deal Coffee had one of the most impressively graffitied washrooms in all of Toronto (refer to my visit in October 2014) but they’ve since painted over it. It has next to no character any more, aside from this social commentary & a couple of hilarious wiseguys who opted not to use the newly-provided chalkboard. I hereby decree all remaining Kensington Market landlords & business owners to take up the #NOBLANDTOILETS movement!!


Gay hookers

Calling all gay hookers. Come to the Lion & Bright; your services are required:

Gay hookers 1

However, a return visit to the stall an hour later proved that minds had changed:

Gay hookers 2



My weekend in Halifax began with the chalkboard walls of Boneheads BBQ.

Vegetarians definitely aren’t welcome at this southern smokehouse, with slogans appearing around the venue such as “Thank you Mr. Cow for selflessly eating salad so I don’t have to”

Punch House

For the final bar I visited on this particular night, I present to you Punch House on W 19th, complete with chalk board walls for all kinds of drunken ramblings. In my state of inebriation, I scribbled ‘TOWNSVILLE REPRESENT’ (my hometown), plugged the website and drew a picture of a cat.

Punch House 1

Punch House 2

Punch House 3

Point & laugh

Point & laugh

A humorous chalkboard sketch on the walls of the mens room at Lou Dawgs on Gerrard St