The Liberty Village restaurant proposes its modern bathrooms become one of the “101 places to have sex before you die.”
Mildred’s has always elicited a certain response. One customer, who didn’t want to be named, remembers going to a wedding at the eatery’s old location and seeing a copy of the Kama Sutra in the bathroom. “They invite it,” said the customer.
This time, the invitation is explicit. On its website, Mildred’s asks: “Have you given any thought to moving beyond the bedroom? “Check out Mildred’s Sexy Bathrooms throughout the weekend of Big Love. You get the picture.”
“We’ve always had little trysts in our bathrooms,” says chef/co-owner Donna Dooher, pointing to lingering weekday lunches as a popular time. “We’re taking it to the next level on Valentine’s weekend.”
What about hygiene you may be asking. Well according to the Toronto Public Health, as long as there’s no sex in the kitchen and the restaurant keeps its washrooms clean and sanitized, it’s not fussed. “As far as bodily fluids, it’s pretty much similar to the other human functions going on in there,” says Jim Chan, manager of the food safety program. Dooher says customers must bring their own condoms but she’s hiring a maid to tidy the washrooms that weekend. “She’ll be there with her feather duster and cleaning supplies.”