Nov 6, 2012 / 11:30 am
It's basically a spruced up downtown outhouse, but Victoria's so-called Langley Street Loo is now known as Canada's best restroom.
A nationwide contest saw Victoria's outdoor, public restroom top four other - much appreciated - washrooms in Vancouver, Toronto, and Repentigny, Quebec for biffy supremacy.
Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin says he is flushed with pride at the award, sponsored by Cintas Canada, a company that provides restroom supplies, among other services.
Cintas spokesman Rod Farquharson says the Victoria Loo isn't known for being lavish, but the stainless steel, unisex toilet provides an eco-friendly, convenient and free service.
Fortin says the Langley Street Loo is Victoria's second outdoor facility and is in constant use by tourist traffic and a vibrant nightlife.
The prized public potty, which offers around-the-clock relief, was purchased from the City of Portland, Oregon, last year for $90,000 and is maintained by the city's sanitation crews.
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