So I just read this story about public pay toilets coming to T.O. next summer. And what was my first thought? “WOOHOO! More bathroom graffiti in Toronto!” (Surprise, surprise.) But then, upon reading the rest of the article, my joy was quickly flushed right down the toilet:
“‘There’s a 1-800 quality line. We have people there 24/7,’ said Mr. Sabbatini. ‘So if ever there’s a problem with a public washroom within minutes we will receive a call and we will fix whatever is the problem.’
He promised graffiti would be removed from bathrooms, bus shelters or benches within 24 hours of being discovered.”
How ridiculously disappointing! “Within 24 hours of being discovered?” This drastically lowers my chances of snagging some pay public toilet graffiti shots. I mean, really — how can graffiti lovers possibly capture and commemorate classic works of art such as the one above when the government is determined to scrub these scribbles ASAP?
Zombie bathroom stall scrawl by orbz (flickr)