Friday, August 28, 2009

Wherefore art thou, clean place to pee?

What a relief.

The next time you're looking for a clean place to pee, you can thank Winnipeg companies Spacecadet Design and Visual Lizard, good friends of the Creative Communications program and people who've gotta go the world over.

(Spacecadet was also the summer workplace of second-year advertising student Jarrett Moffatt, whose fingerprints are all over this application. In a good way.)

Their iPhone app - called "Where to Wee" - is the brainchild of former Blue Bomber Dave Pitcher. It lets users find and rate restrooms around the world, including salient details about said restrooms, like cleanliness, amenities, wheelchair access, and - I hope - refreshments.

Users can also take pictures of restrooms and submit them to Where to Wee, and enter "the best and worst toilet contest," coming soon.

My money is on the U.K. for winning "worst toilet;" having been there and seen Trainspotting, I know that there isn't a single flushable toilet to be found anywhere. Prove me wrong, British Isles!

Where to Wee will be available on iTunes soon. You can sign up here to be the first to find out when the app is ready.

Gotta go!


  1. That's funny. In the review, the guy complains about trouble uploading pics of the restrooms, then says something along the lines of "It's probably not a big deal because not many people would take pics of restrooms."

    I guess I'm weird then. Most of the time, when my wife and I go to a restaurant for the first time, I make a point of visiting the restroom to check it out. And quite often I'll snap a pic with my phone to show her what it loks like when I get back to the table. Perhaps, I should get myself an iPhone, just so I can get this app and start rating restrooms. Whee! Or do I mean wee?

  2. Ha! That's great.

    My nieces used to rate restrooms in a pocketbook, no iPhone required.

  3. Melanie Lee LockhartAugust 31, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    My husband and I have had a "red flags" rating system for years -- 5 red flags is as bad as it gets. The only time I ever declared 5 red flags was in a bodega on the Lower East Side of NYC; you don't want to know why it earned the rating, just trust me.

    I'm clearly going to have to get an iPhone. Imagine if that bodega visit could have been avoided!


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