May 16, 2017
2015 Canada’s Best Restroom Winner Receives Positive Praise
Nominations for the 2017 contest are open now through June 16
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — May 23, 2017 — In 2015, 1000 Islands Duty Free in Lansdowne, Ontario was named Canada’s Best Restroom® by Cintas Canada, Ltd., and its owner receives continual positive praise from its customers. 1000 Islands took home the Best Restroom title for its public washrooms which were designed to mirror the sights of nature that the town is known for, including earth tones accents, wooden features and glamorous glass red sinks.
“We’ve received dozens of overwhelmingly positive comments from our customers about our award-winning restrooms,” said Jeff Butler, owner, 1000 Islands Duty Free. “Many of our local customers have not only mentioned the Canada’s Best Restroom award to us, but have shared it with their friends as a must stop when traveling.”
During the summer months, the washrooms see up-to 1,500 people a day. 1000 Islands Duty Free renovated its restrooms in 2014 as a way to show appreciation to its customers by providing washrooms that would exceed their expectations, not only in terms of cleanliness but also design.
“I highly recommend that other businesses participate in the contest as a way to differentiate themselves from the market,” added Butler. “We received national and regional coverage which was fantastic as it shined a spotlight on our small town and gave the community an extra sense of pride.”
If you know about a wonderful, unique or interesting washroom, we want to hear about it. Now through June 16th, nominations will be accepted online at for the eighth annual Canada’s Best Restroom contest.
This contest is open to non-residential restrooms in Canada that are accessible to the general public. Entries will be judged based on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Stay tuned this summer to find out who the five fabulous finalists are and vote for your favourite. The winner will receive the royal restroom treatment from Cintas with $2,500 in facility services.
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For full Official Rules, visit For more information about the Canada's Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at or 214-571-6322.
About Cintas Canada, Ltd.
Cintas Canada Ltd, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas helps more than 55,000 Canadian businesses of all types and sizes get Ready to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.