Grey Gardens

Pink Flamingos at Toronto’s Grey Gardens


VIDEO: Toilography visits Assiniboine Park

Dan from Toilography went to Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg and saw these funky shipping container toilets, as well as a statue of a rather famous bear named Winnie. Take a look at the video here:

The park’s washrooms were constructed in 2013 and have even picked up a couple of design awards in the years that followed. I was definitely glad to have had the chance to come here!


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┬áits 1926 opening?


The Cavern

I came to the sister venue, Toad In The Hole, the day before but the downstairs Cavern bar was closed. I was pretty keen to check out their free open mic comedy night though so I returned and wasn’t disappointed with their divey downstairs dunnies.

Note the hole in the wall on the left:


The Brazen Hall

Some eerie lighting shining down upon this black & white tiled restroom at Brazen Hall


Hecla Island Wildlife Viewing Platform

On the way out of Hecla Island I spotted a trail at the side of the road which led to a wildlife viewing platform.

And here, ladies & gentlemen, is where I stubbed across the most peaceful setting for a loo in a long time, certainly in all of my Manitoban travels and maybe even in the past year or two of toilet tourism altogether. Isn’t this such a peaceful place in the bush to go about your business?

Some bonus photos of the viewing platform itself (I saw no wildlife aside from some mosquito kinda things) and a nearby lake: