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Interior View at Nathan Phillips Square (Rendering), 2017
Photo: Tristan Sito


Eric Oh - Toronto, Canada
T.K. Justin Ng - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nathanael Scheffler - Toronto, Canada
Monica Patel - Toronto, Canada
Samiha Meem - Toronto, Canada
Kelsey Dawson - Waterloo, Canada
Tristan Sito - Toronto, Canada
Ron Adriano - Toronto, Ontario
Johnathan Subendran - Waterloo, Canada
Mark Clubine - Waterloo, Canada
Kimberley Huggins - Toronto, Canada

Porta-Party invites Nuit Blanche Toronto attendees to relieve themselves in an inversion of traditional public washrooms. Located at Nathan Phillips Square, the project uses a combination of landscaping, portable toilets and atmospheric lighting to encourage social activity in a traditonally anti-social space. 

For many years, the public bathroom has remained an unspoken ideological battlefield. Despite being entrenched in issues of sanitation rights, gender equality, the growing privatization of public space, and more, public bathrooms have remained a relatively taboo topic. Porta-Party invites users to consider these topics, while imagining unusual interventions to create more interesting public space.

SUPER/TYPICAL is a collection of students from the University of Waterloo experimenting in architecture through small-scale built interventions.

Interactive Installation


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Nathan Phillips Square

100 Queen St W (Bay Street closure, between Queen Street and Albert Street)

Suitable for all ages

This project is outdoors.