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