Toronto mystery pooper

Mystery pooper terrorizes Toronto neighbourhood

Residents of a downtown Toronto community are on the lookout for a man they believe has been defecating on their lawns, sidewalks, and in the playground of a local elementary school.

No less than 15 flyers have been posted around Soho Square (the townhouses just north of Queen West and Peter streets) to warn locals about the alleged serial pooper and his method of attack.

"Please be aware that this man is defecating publicly in the neighbourhood early in the morning," it reads. "There are local facilities for him to do his business in, and for the health and safety of everyone he must be stopped!"

mystery pooper torontoToronto Police are currently investigating reports of the man's behaviour, which is said to include pooping in peoples' gardens.

The posters include two photos of the man in question. He is carrying a Tim Horton's coffee cup in both and appears relatively clean cut, with closely cropped hair, black slacks and eyeglasses.

One resident of the neighbourhood told the Toronto Sun this week that the man had been spotted publicly defecating at least six times, and that security camera footage suggests he is behind all of the poopings.

The suspect is known to use toilet paper after going to the bathroom, which means he likely carries toilet paper with him and, as such, these are premeditated acts.

mystery pooper toronto

The person in question is believed to have defecated in the bushes outside Ogden Public School on Phoebe Street at least once.

Initially, residents thought the person publicly defecating might be homeless, but people who've seen the posters have come forward to say he's not — and that he's been pooping around Queen West for years.

Whatever the case, his alleged behaviour has been deemed serious enough that Toronto Police are involved.

"The police have an active investigation to help identify him," reads the poster. "Should you see this man please notify the police at Division 52."

soho square pooper

The lush Soho Square area of Queen West is currently covered in posters seeking the identify of a man believed to be serial pooping nearby.

This is far from the first case of its kind to make news in recent years.

Just last month, a New Jersey high school superintendent was busted for pooping on his own school's football field every day.

Police in Colorado were also famously searching for a woman known as "the mad pooper" in 2017. That woman was known to defecate every morning on a specific family's lawn while out for a jog.

She was never caught.

Photos by

Lauren O'Neil

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Someone photoshopped J. Cole onto an Ontario election campaign sign in Toronto

Someone was spotted enthusiastically licking a dirty boot on the Toronto subway

Angry nurses in Ontario erect signs warning Doug Ford supporters to stay away

You've probably been breaking all sorts of laws just by being in Toronto parks

Toronto water taxi options for when you want to get to the Island and back

You can now book day passes for pools and rooms at luxury hotels in Toronto

Everything you need to know about the ferry to the Toronto Islands

Major streets in Toronto to be closed to cars for the Victoria Day long weekend