Lois Simmie's stay at the ivy-covered Sylvia Hotel at English Bay in Vancouver, and her meeting with the hotel's large, gray resident cat "who seemed to own the place", resulted in her children's story Mister Got To Go (Red Deer College Press, 1995) with illustrations by Cynthia Nugent. Simmie is from Saskatoon.

[BCBW 2004] "Kidlit"