There’s a truth we all figure out eventually: only the truly desperate use the Robarts washrooms. The Robarts washrooms, especially on the second floor, are usually busy, dirty, and generally unpleasant. Why would you use them when there’s so many other (marginally) better options?
If you’re looking to explore the campus and expand your horizons, let this list serve as a guide to bring you to the multi-faceted buildings— and washrooms — at UTSG.
New College — Wilson Hall
On the lower level of Wilson Hall at New College, there exists my personal Ole Faithful of washrooms. Brightly lit, never busy, with a floor length mirror.
You really can’t go wrong with this one.
Hart House — Basement
This one gets a boost because of the recently installed tampon and pad dispenser, as well as new (scented!) disposal units. Plus it’s at the central convenient location of Hart House. You can go to the gym, read a book, and have a moderately pleasant washroom experience all in one building. Truly the cultural center of U of T.
Vic Goldring Student Centre — 1st floor
I’m not sure exactly why I need this in a washroom, but there’s a bit of a skylight, which is a nice touch. The washrooms on the lower floor of Goldring near Ned’s Cafe aren’t bad either.
Goldring Student Centre — serving the students and their biological needs.
Innis College — Basement
Secluded in the basement of Innis college, this smaller washroom is a solid choice. Perhaps you can stop by on your way to Robarts, saving yourself from the dim, paper-toweled floors of the Robarts washrooms.
Myhal Centre — 1st Floor
I’ve only been in this building for exams, but honestly, I was wracking my brain for a fifth best washroom at U of T. The competition this year was…not strong.
But I went back for the benefit of YOU, readers of The Squirrel. And I got to say, not bad! Although if any of you out there have any better suggestions, honestly hit me up. Because writing this list was slightly depressing. I’m getting sick of these subpar washrooms and I deserve better.