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7 Best Toilets in Canada in 2022 – Reviews & Top Picks

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The type of toilet you have isn’t typically a significant thought until it’s time to replace it. There are so many options on the market today—whether you’re thinking of an eco-friendly composting toilet or a guaranteed-to-flush toilet, you could spend all day reading reviews.

That’s why we’ve gathered seven of the top picks in Canada for you and written a small review on each of them to help you in your decision. After the reviews, you’ll find a short buying guide with a couple of extra tips to ensure you get the right toilet for your and your family’s needs.

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A Quick Comparison of Our Winners (2022)

Rating Image Product Details
Best Overall
Winner
American Standard Pressure-Assisted Toilet American Standard Pressure-Assisted Toilet
  • Pressure-assisted flushing
  • Reasonable price
  • Special bowl surface helps prevent odor and stain-causing bacteria
  • Best Value
    Second place
    Toto 2-Piece Round Toilet Toto 2-Piece Round Toilet
  • Inexpensive
  • Solid water-use efficiency
  • Meets compliance standards for ADA, WaterSense, CalGreen, and CEC
  • Premium Choice
    Third place
    Convenient Height Dual Flush Toilet Convenient Height Dual Flush Toilet
  • Dual flush
  • Possible medical expense deduction
  • Tall 20-inch seat for comfort and safety
  • Premium Choice
    Liberty Pumps Macerating Toilet Liberty Pumps Macerating Toilet
  • Includes toilet seat
  • Non-destructive installation
  • Removable service panel for easy cutter repairs
  • Nature’s Head Composting Toilet Nature’s Head Composting Toilet
  • Eco-friendly
  • Outstanding efficiency
  • Can be installed almost anywhere
  • The 7 Best Toilets in Canada

    1. American Standard Pressure-Assisted Toilet – Best Overall

    American Standard 2462.016.020 Cadet Elongated Pressure Assisted Two Piece Toilet

    Rim Height: 15 inches
    Efficiency: 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF)
    Model: 2462016.020

    There’s nothing worse than a toilet that doesn’t flush every single time. That’s why this one gets our pick for the best overall toilet. It may not be the most efficient model at 1.6 GPF, but with pressure assistance between 25–85 pressure per square inch (PSI), this toilet is pretty much guaranteed to flush every time.

    Whether you’re looking for a solid commercial option or an ultra-reliable toilet for your home, this is a great option. And when stacked up against many of the higher-end toilets on the market, this American Standard toilet comes out at a reasonable price.

    Pros
    • Pressure-assisted flushing
    • Reasonable price
    • Special bowl surface helps prevent odor and stain-causing bacteria
    • 12-inch rough-in for reliable flushing
    • Standard 15-inch rim height
    Cons
    • Not efficient with water

    2. Toto 2-Piece Round Toilet – Best Value

    TOTO CST243EFR#01 Entrada Two-Piece Round 1.28 GPF Universal Height Toilet with Right-Hand Trip Lever

    Rim Height: 15 inches
    Efficiency: 1.28 GPF
    Model: CST243EFR#01

    If you’re looking to save a couple of hundred bucks compared to the top pick on the list, this 2-piece toilet from Toto will do the trick. It doesn’t have a pressure-assisted flush, but it flushes reliably nonetheless.

    A major reason this is the best toilet for the money is its efficiency. It meets four different efficiency standards from Canada and several other countries. With a 15-inch rim, it’s a relatively universal height for comfort. If you order this one, make sure you order a toilet seat while you’re at it because it doesn’t include one.

    Pros
    • Inexpensive
    • Solid water-use efficiency
    • Meets compliance standards for ADA, WaterSense, CalGreen, and CEC
    • Comfortable round bowl
    • Reliable flushes
    Cons
    • Toilet seat not included

    3. Convenient Height Dual Flush Toilet – Premium Choice

    20 inch Extra Tall Toilet. Convenient Height bowl taller than ADA Comfort Height

    Rim Height: 20 inches
    Efficiency: 1.28 / 0.9 GPF
    Model: Model S

    This Convenient Height toilet should do the trick if you’re looking for a comfortable toilet. At 20-inches from floor to seat, you’ll have no problem using it comfortably. A taller toilet like this is great for a home where seniors live because the higher seat minimizes falls while sitting down or standing up in addition to comfort.

    Even the price of this one is reasonable. The only real complaint that some people have had is that the flushing mechanism isn’t great. Several people have had to repair the mechanism after a short time. This isn’t a huge deal if you can do some basic DIY repairs.

    Pros
    • Dual flush
    • Possible medical expense deduction
    • Tall 20-inch seat for comfort and safety
    • Reliable flushing power
    • Reasonably priced
    Cons
    • Low-quality flush mechanism

    4. Liberty Pumps Macerating Toilet – Premium Choice

    Liberty Pumps ASCENTII-ESW 1 2 HP, 115VESW Macerating Toilet

    Rim Height: 18 inches
    Efficiency: 1.28 GPF
    Model: ASCENTII-ESW

    When it comes to bathroom renos or adding a bathroom to a concrete-floored basement, it can be a massive project that involves destroying the floor to add or replace plumbing. This maceration toilet by Liberty solves that problem by being self-contained.

    It’s not perfect, though. The toilet is quite expensive to have installed professionally because there’s a bit more to it than a standard toilet. In addition, the sensors in the tank have to be cleaned regularly to continue flushing properly. That being said, it’s an efficient and reliable toilet that’s reasonably easy to service.

    Pros
    • Includes toilet seat
    • Non-destructive installation
    • Removable service panel for easy cutter repairs
    • RazerCut technology improves waste maceration
    Cons
    • Expensive
    • Noisy
    • Water sensors need to be cleaned regularly

    5. Nature’s Head Composting Toilet

    Nature's Head Self Contained Composting Toilet with Close Quarters Spider Handle Design

    Rim Height: 21 inches
    Efficiency: N/A
    Model: Spider Handle

    Composting toilets aren’t new, but they are becoming more popular. Off-grid applications or homes without plumbing are great candidates. But even new builds in the city are using composting toilets nowadays for their incredible efficiency because they don’t use water, and many models use minimal power.

    It’s not all rainbows and butterflies with a composting toilet, though. They do require ongoing maintenance. Typically, they are designed to prevent unpleasant smells, but at times there can still be undesirable smells.

    Pros
    • Eco-friendly
    • Outstanding efficiency
    • Can be installed almost anywhere
    Cons
    • Requires regular maintenance
    • Can be smelly at times
    • Expensive

    6. VOVO Smart Bidet Toilet

    VOVO STYLEMENT TCB-090SA Smart Bidet Toilet

    Rim Height: 17.5 inches
    Efficiency: 1.12 GPF
    Model: TCB-090SA

    Bidets have been around in North America since the 1980s, and they have begun increasing in popularity in recent years. If you’re unfamiliar with a bidet, they essentially spray warm water for cleaning after using the bathroom. This particular model features heated water and a warm-air dryer.

    While it’s very efficient, this bidet from VOVO is quite pricey. Plus, you still have to consider the installation costs when purchasing the toilet. Some consumers have complained about the water pressure being too high in this particular model and the nozzle placement being less than ideal.

    Pros
    • Heated seat, water, and air dryer
    • Eco-friendly and efficient
    Cons
    • Expensive
    • Several complaints about the pressure being too high
    • Complaints about water nozzle placement

    7. American Standard 10-Inch High Toilet

    American Standard 2315.228.020 Baby Devoro Flowise 10-Inch High Round Front Toilet

    Rim Height: 10 inches
    Efficiency: 1.28 GPF
    Model: 2315228.020

    This second American Standard is worth mentioning if you’re looking for an ideal toilet for kids. Whether you’ve got a home full of little munchkins or running a daycare, this 10-inch high toilet is made for little ones.

    While it’s very efficient, several people have complained about it being unreliable for flushing—especially with number two. It’s also quite expensive, but that’s to be expected when buying anything specifically designed for a unique purpose.

    Pros
    • Great option for daycares or schools
    • Efficient
    Cons
    • Only suitable for children
    • Flushing isn’t reliable
    • Expensive for what you get
    • No toilet seat included

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    Buyer’s Guide: How to Select the Best Toilets in Canada

    Purchasing a toilet isn’t one of those major purchases in life. However, many models aren’t cheap. So, it’s important you know what you’re getting. Here are a few tips to help you through the process.

    Toilet Types

    These are three of the most common types of toilets that you’ll find:

      • One-Piece: With a one-piece toilet, you benefit from one complete unit that’s easy to clean and less likely to have leaks.
      • Two-Piece: A two-piece may be slightly more prone to having leaks. However, if something does break, it’s typically a little easier to replace or fix the different components.
    • Composting: Some of the benefits of a composting toilet are no water usage and minimal power for most units. Plus, they can be installed just about anywhere. However, they do require more maintenance.

    Rough-In Matters

    One important thing to consider if you’re replacing an existing toilet is its rough-in—this is the size of the drain that your toilet connects to. Unless you’re doing a major overhaul, you’ll want to replace the toilet with one that has the same rough-in. 12 inches is a relatively common rough-in size.

    Seat Selection Matters

    Many toilets don’t actually include a seat with them. Once again, if you’re replacing an existing toilet and you like your seat, you can usually switch them. If you can’t, there are several options on the market. Each one has a slightly different shape or opening shape. Picking one that is comfortable is important.

    Fitment

    If you have a ton of space in your bathroom, the toilet size doesn’t really matter. But if you have a smaller bathroom with limited space, size is actually a factor. There are many different sized toilets; it’s just a matter of paying attention to the size.

    white ceramic toliet bowl in a bathroom
    Image Credit: Point3D Commercial Imaging Ltd, Unsplash

    FAQ

    How tall of a toilet should I get?

    The average height for toilets is around 15 inches. But anything from 15 to 19 inches is common. There are several on the market that offer more comfort and safety for someone who struggles to stand up and sit down. There are also special railings you can get to add to a lower toilet to assist in going up and down.

    Is it easy to fix a toilet?

    Anyone with a little DIY experience can fix most toilets. Common components that break on them are the float mechanism or the flush handles. In most cases, all you’ll need to do is watch a quick YouTube video.

    Can a cracked toilet be repaired?

    It’s not uncommon for a toilet bowl or tank to get a hairline crack. These cracks typically don’t result in leaks as long as they are sealed quickly with an appropriate epoxy sealer. If several cracks are starting, it may be time to replace the toilet—or the tank if the cracks are in the tank of a 2-piece toilet.

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    Conclusion

    The American Standard pressure-assisted toilet still offers the best overall value regarding price, efficiency, and reliability. However, Toto’s 2-piece toilet is still a solid contender as the second pick and provides a significant amount of savings compared to the alternative.

    If safety is a primary concern, then the higher-than-average toilet from Convenient Height is probably your best bet. Whichever you decide to go with, we hope that these reviews were helpful in your decision.


    Featured Image Credit: Point3D Commercial Imaging Ltd, Unsplash

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