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!
I went out for a New Years beer and ended up discovering this great graffitied restroom at Done Right Inn.
There were a few decent words of wisdom written over these walls:
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Sex & The City’s Steve Brady (Miranda’s partner) is a lesbian
Whitney was wrong: it’s not right, AND it’s not ok
Don’t ever “agree to disagree”. Be a MAN or a woman and fight … for the right to paaaaartay
If only women were gravestones: then they’d never be told to turn their frown upside down
Men who finger bang will be condemned to come back as women who are finger banged
Piss in the fuckin’ toilet, douche
Plus there was a whole wall dedicated to an insightful Bukowski quote:
If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery, isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way.
Ho ho ho, it’s two days til Christmas AAAND Toilography turns six years old today! Happy holidays everyone!
Abandoned on Nassau St in Kensington Market, near where the old Grilled Cheese restaurant used to be
How’s this for a barber shop restroom! Cheers for the cut, Crows Nest Barbershop 💇♂️🚽
On an unassuming corner in Toronto’s inner-east lies the very charming Gale’s Snack Bar. Step inside the building and you’re transported back to the 70’s, both in terms of the furnishings and the prices – you can eat a substantial meal here for less than a fiver! And it’s great to see that along with vintage decor also comes a vintage restroom 😎🚽
Also check out their vintage paper towel dispenser, I’ve never seen anything like this before:
And here’s what I mean by eating for less than a fiver:
A broken toilet at the famous Castro’s Lounge at Toronto’s Beaches
I went to this bar Lola the other day in my beloved Kensington Market; the friendly bartender approved of my Halloween plans to dress as a slutty ghost and watch Rocky Horror.
Anyway… here are some words of wisdom from the Lola walls:
“Dead or alive, you are coming with me”
“Shithawk loves u”
“Just like the bleach on God’s teeth”
And the rather inspiring “Cease your fretting, you’re beautiful and flawless and all. Forget thy past, live for the moment, thrive for the future”