VICTORIA — 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 said Tuesday he couldn’t resist engaging in a bit of toilet humour to mark the occasion as he accepted the award-winning plaque during a ceremony at the restroom.
“If you’ll pardon the pun, as mayor, representing mayor and council, we are all flushed with excitement to receive this award,” he said. “It’s nice to be No. 1, or No. 2 — or both.”
Fortin said the Langley Street Loo, Victoria’s second outdoor, public restroom, is part of the city’s strategy to keep the downtown flowing with …