The city is pushing its toilet replacement program “Flush With Savings” with ads on litter bins. It’s hard not to go on punning, but instead Torontoist will take a look at some of the 100 or so city-approved replacement models on the downloadable list [pdf].
Toilet selection is not a snap. First of all there’s Lpf — or liters per flush, for the incognoscenti. Your regular toilet probably dispenses 13 or more Lpf, which is way more than is needed to do the job, in a properly designed object. So in the approved list there are single flush toilets that use 6 Lpf or, with a higher rebate attached, 4.8, 4, and even 3.8 Lpf. Then there’s something called a dual flush which can go either with 6 or 3, depending (on what, though, Torontoist does not know). Got that sorted?
Then comes price. At the low end you’ll pay $90 for a Foremost “Premier” or a Glacier Bay “Premier”; and at the high end you’ll find the elegant Kohler “Purist” with elongated bowl and electrical power assist, for something like $4,125. Most run around $300-400 or so.
Names might do it for you. As well as the “Premier” and “Purist” you can choose among the Mansfield “Maverick” (for that ride you’ll remember?), the American Standard “Champion,” Eljer’s “Toronto Savoy,” the Vortens “Tornado,” and our favourite, the Briggs “Vacuity.”
Whatever moves you, there’s a toilet for everyone here, so get with the program.