Composting toilet at MEC

It might not be the most interesting loo to look at, but it’s a pretty cool concept. MEC in downtown Winnipeg has a composting toilet on their second floor, the contents of which is collected in the floor below and used as fertilizer.

I’ve since found out MEC has a Green Buildings initiative, of which the Winnipeg outlet was the first retail building in the country to comply with a national standard of reducing energy consumption by 50%. The composting toilet is of course part of this initiative. Good stuff!!

HBC Winnipeg

It had been mentioned on Reddit that the restroom at Hudsons Bay in downtown Winnipeg hadn’t been renovated for a very long time. The toilet fixtures themselves were modern but the room in general had a wonderful early 20th century feel to it. I wonder how much of the room is still original to¬†its 1926 opening?


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 ūüôā

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!

Kangaroo in Germany

The first public restroom I used in Germany¬†at the Berlin Bikini shopping mall had a picture of a kangaroo riding a Segway. I’m in Germany, not Australia!


The Saddest Toilet in the World

This is a genuinely sad toilet, he ran away from home because Danny wouldn’t sit on him


From the book The Saddest Toilet in the World by Sam Apple, found at Indigo Books at the Eaton Centre

Black & white

A narrow & contrasting restroom at the Black & White Convenience Store which also acts as a laundromat


Islamic toilet


An Islamic mission in this washroom cubicle at Galeries du Parc in Montreal


Cinema du Parc

The cold, dark washroom corner of Cinéma du Parc:

Cinema du Parc toilet 1

Cinema du Parc toilet 2

Phi Zappa Krappa

Phi Zappa Krappa

The Phi Zappa Krappa found at Black Market: the most rock ‘n’ roll toilet ever to be printed on a shirt

Coat hook

Coat hook

A toilet door suggestion at Canadian Tire