Broken City

I asked the people of Reddit for the best graffitied toilets in Calgary and the unanimous vote was for this one at Broken City. What a superb loo. Not only that, but there was a Dolly Parton Drag Queen show happening while I visited. Love it



Black urinals at Chop Steakhouse

Some rare black urinals with a gold feature at Chop in Mississauga


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:


Toad In The Hole

I’d heard that Toad In The Hole was the must-see British / whisky bar in town and had some pretty filthy (but potentially interesting!) toilets so I couldn’t help but head to the Southside of the river for a beer.

It’s not often you see a corner trough like this. Troughs in general are few & far between in Canada but a trough with a corner is a true rarity.

And how about a high view of a Toad stall:


Manitoba Legislative Building

You can’t miss the grand Manitoba Legislative Building along Winnipeg’s Broadway. Completed in 1920, its magnificent dome, rotunda and staircase are an impressive sight – as are the roomy and affluent washrooms in the building’s basement.

Pollies need their potties, I guess?

Around the other corner of the building I spied this smaller but equally as tidy mens room as well:

Toilets aside, here’s a few snaps of the outside & inside of this awesome old building:


Hot pot in Tainan

On my first night in Taiwan I went with a group of 10 students studying Mandarin to a hot pot restaurant in the university district of Tainan. Despite the rusty communication between us and the waitress we managed to order a feast.

To be honest I’m not quite sure what I ordered but it tasted pretty good


Foufounes urinals

Staple Montreal dive bar Foufounes Electriques absolutely delivers when it comes to grungy basement urinals