People are rating public bathrooms in Toronto
Last year, a quiet phenomenon began on Instagram when people took to the app to rate Toronto's bathrooms.
It makes sense when you think about it. There's a practicality to knowing what the facilities have to offer when visiting public places, from bars and restaurants to beaches and parks.
There's also a certain fascination to seeing the areas of these places that aren't normally showcased picked apart, and the Instagrammers of @wheretopooptoronto, @washroomsoftoronto and @toilets_in_toronto are more than happy to oblige.
"We are a bunch on weirdos and I couldn't be happier to be one of them," says Daniel Rivas, creator of @wheretopooptoronto. "I've had this fascination with public bathrooms for as long as I can remember."
"There is nothing like the feeling of finding a great public bathroom. It makes the experience of whatever bar, restaurant, café, mall, etc. that much more."
"Cleanliness, quality toilet paper, soap, accessibility/leg room, paper towel/handryer, decor, and privacy. These are the key factors in determining a great bathroom, with cleanliness being the most important," he says.
"Cleanliness can make or break a bathroom."
Rivas posts a gallery of photos and rates each of these factors out of 10, then gives an overall score and a short note or two.
@washroomsoftoronto goes for a more poetic approach with a short write-up for each washroom, whereas @toilets_in_toronto gives a rating out of five poop emojis as well as a few notes on the bathroom.
"As of today, I've reviewed/rated 86 public bathrooms," Rivas says. "I"ve yet to come across a perfect 10, and will continue until I do."
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