Cintas Reveals the 2022 America’s Best Restroom® Contest Finalists

CINCINNATI — July 27, 2022 — From one of the busiest airports in the country to a restaurant within an old manufacturing building, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is proud to announce the top 10 finalists for the 2022 America’s Best Restroom® contest. The 21st annual contest celebrates businesses that develop and maintain innovative restroom facilities. Now through August 31, the public is invited to vote for their favorite finalist at www.bestrestroom.com.

“This year’s top 10 finalists include small and large businesses from diverse categories competing for the title of America’s Best Restroom,” said Julia Messinger, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “The public holds higher standards for the cleanliness and technology used in public restrooms which is why we’re proud to recognize these businesses that maintain clean and exceptional facilities.”

The 2022 America’s Best Restroom top 10 finalists include (alphabetical order):

  • Delaware Botanic Gardens – Dagsboro, DE
    Just a few miles from the Southern Delaware Beaches, an oasis of tranquility and beauty has been steadily cultivated at the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek. Designed by the local firm of SEA Studio Architects, the new restroom is situated gently at the threshold between the Meadow Garden and the Woodlands. The building combines contemporary forms and a thoughtful material palette in a structure that both enhances the landscape and serves its function as a fully accessible restroom. Natural cedar cladding makes the building feel at home, while floor-to-ceiling south windows provide natural light and transparency into what are typically stuffy, private spaces. Several didactic features on the exterior demonstrate simple stormwater management practices, including a rainwater collection cistern and rain chains that feed a “living” wall, dry riverbed, and rain garden. Lastly, the interiors boast a clean and contemporary look with modern tile finishes and floating, stainless-steel vanities. Without a doubt, the restrooms at the DBG are truly part of the unique garden experience.
  • Eberly – Austin, TX
    The restaurant’s entire design is centered around its cedar tavern bar brought in from New York City, and the restroom is also a nod to the bygone era when those bars were in vogue. Each stall has an illuminated old-school New York tavern vacancy light outside the door that turns off when you lock it. The restroom includes images from Grammy-winning music photographer Alan Messer. It is awash in Fine Paints of Europe’s Hollandlac Brilliant Paint in Dark Cobalt Blue.
  • Headlands Lodge and Spa – Pacific City, OR
    Headlands Lodge was designed to highlight its special spot on the Oregon Coast, and the same is true for its restroom. It features a dark, wave-like concrete sink with touchless faucets. Dark shiplap lines the walls along with modern wall sconces to match the restroom’s spa-like feel. Meanwhile, patterned floor tiles create a rustic, masculine tone.
  • La Pâtisserie – Charleston, SC
    Located inside the Hotel Bennett, the restrooms in this French themed patisserie are the closest to France you’ll get without hopping on an airplane. The chic gold-accented wallpaper and elegant wall sconces are as appealing to the eye as the bakery’s sweet and savory pastries. Above, decadent chandeliers light the way to fully enclosed, private stalls.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B All-Gender Restroom – Newark, NJ
    This project provides a new restroom facility in a 1970’s-era terminal departure lounge area at Newark Liberty International Airport that was required due to inadequate capacity at the existing restrooms. The restroom design provides an exceptional experience for all passengers by eliminating the traditional amalgamation of restroom facilities through gender-based separation in favor of public environments that allow privacy for all users. An added benefit of this all-gender solution was the ability to accommodate a larger number of users than a traditional restroom configuration, with “potty parity” for all. Areas for traveling companion waiting and passenger reorganization are provided to compliment the private areas. Local imagery, integrated into the architectural treatment of glass and tile, establishes a sense of place to remind the users where they might have visited or what they might want to experience during a return trip. Sound and scent compliment the visual experience to create a calming environment.
  • 5 Bistro & Bar – Sedalia, MO
    Housed in a restored 55,000 sq. ft. building from the 1800s, No. 5 Bistro & Bar is a lively environment colored by attentive and friendly service. The restaurant’s vibe pays homage to the history that is unique to the Original Plat area of Sedalia and can only truly be found where our city began. The building’s deep history is highlighted in the restroom which is outfitted with the original sinks, exposed brick, and penny floor tiles. Dramatic green subway tile and wall sconces provide a modern touch paired with vintage mirrors. The restroom is a beautiful combination of the building’s historic past blended with the experiential living of the modern twenty-first century.
  • North Hollywood Recreation Center – North Hollywood, CA
    The self-cleaning restrooms at North Hollywood Recreation Center are holding to its promise in a community with a large homeless population. They cut maintenance cleaning times considerably. The restrooms’ interior is sanitized automatically after a set number of flushes. Touchless features include toilet tissue dispenser, soap dispenser, faucet and hand dryer. Exiting the restroom is also touchless. Graffiti is easily removed from the stainless steel and porcelain interior. An alarm will sound off if someone attempts to stay inside for too long and the door will open.
  • Stone Mountain Public House – Stone Mountain, GA
    Located in the charming historic Village of Stone Mountain, GA, this restroom follows a fun, prohibition theme. The sink is made from an old whiskey barrel and features a beer tap handle to dispense water. The vinyl wood walls are adorned with prohibition pictures. There’s even a butler toilet paper dispenser.
  • Tampa International Airport – Tampa, FL
    Tampa International Airport’s Airside C showcases new high-design, spacious restrooms, coupled with quality craftsmanship and an inviting, yet durable, material palette. The entrance welcomes travelers to their uniquely-Florida experience. Boasting large graphics and a natural, deep blue stone, the undulating veining is reminiscent of waves crashing along the shore. Once inside, large format tiles skin the floors and seamlessly fold up the walls, bolstering the well-lit environment and furthering a “freshly cleaned” aesthetic. A wood-look wall tile adds warmth and softness for a balanced, resort-like feel. The luxury feel is bolstered by high-res images of quintessential Florida flora, back printed on floor-to-ceiling sheets of impact-resistant glass ensuring its beauty for years to come. The clean, contemporary aesthetic is completed by light-colored solid surface vanities, which incorporate TPA’s signature “cockpit” concept. This “cockpit” provides guests with their own sensor-activating sink and soap, personal paper towel dispensers, and trash receptacle, all within an arm’s reach!
  • Tori Tori – Orlando, FL
    Modeled after the famous green restroom from “The Aviator,” the Tori Tori restroom will have other facilities feeling green with envy. The space is gorgeous with dark green hues and light touches of marbling. The rotating floral display behind the restroom doors make this the go-to place for taking mirror selfies and photos. Gold accented mirrors and faucets complement the green décor.

 

The top 10 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The winner will be honored with a place in the America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame and receive a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas.

Last year, Two Cities Pizza in Mason, Ohio took home the title of America’s Best Restroom for its restrooms designed to capture the atmosphere of New York and Chicago. The restrooms are fully outfitted with a subway platform, train car, station stops playing over the speaker, authentic subway handles above the sinks, and even graffiti on the walls.

Vote for your favorite restroom at www.bestrestroom.com.

For more information about the America’s Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898. Images of the finalists are available here.

Majesty and Friends Crowned 2022’s Canada’s Best Restroom

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Aug. 17, 2022 —Today Cintas Canada, Ltd. crowned Majesty and Friends in Edmonton, Alberta, the winner of the 2022 Canada’s Best Restroom contest! Majesty and Friends will receive $2,500 in Cintas products and services to help maintain their award-winning washrooms. The washrooms will also be honoured with a place in the Canada’s Best Restroom® Hall of Fame.

“We’re so honoured to win the coveted title of Canada’s Best Restroom,” said Julie Morrison, owner, Majesty and Friends. “When we opened this location last year, I put all my savings into it to make our shop a truly memorable and fun destination for our community. I’m so grateful to Cintas for highlighting our business, and to the Edmonton community and our customers for their overwhelming support.”

Majesty and Friends is a modern design boutique. Their motto is “FUN, FUN, FUN,” so their washroom needed to offer the happiest vibes. The bright mural was inspired by the happiest treat on earth – ice cream. The flooring is Atra Flooring from Liverpool, and the sprinkles are made by Urban Walls. Their building at Manchester square is the biggest Instagrammable spot in Edmonton. Pink toilet paper and a cherry brush? Yes, please! With sprinkles!

“The state of the washroom can have an enduring effect on a guest’s perception of a business,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. “Providing a facility that is clean and inviting takes the customer experience to the next level. Guests recognize this, and in Majesty and Friends’ case, customers have shown their appreciation by voting them this year’s Canada’s Best Restroom.”

Nominees for this year’s contest were judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Online voting was open to the public June 6 through July 8. The other finalists (in alphabetical order) include:

  1. Niton Junction Petro-Canada (Niton Junction, Alberta)
  2. Rollick Co. (Black Diamond, Alberta)
  3. Toronto Zoo – African Rainforest Washroom (Toronto, ON)
  4. Versante Hotel (Richmond, B.C.)

For contest updates, fun facts and washroom trivia, “Like” Canada’s Best Restroom on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CanadasBestRestroom.

For more information about the Canada’s Best Restroom contest or to receive a copy of the contest rules, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898.

 

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.

Majesty and Friends couronné Meilleures toilettes du Canada 2022

Majesty and Friends couronné Meilleures toilettes du Canada 2022

Le détaillant d’Edmonton remporte 2 500 $ de produits et services pour les établissements de la part de Cintas

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — 17 août 2022 – Cintas Canada, Ltée a décerné aujourd’hui la couronne à Majesty and Friends d’Edmonton, en Alberta, qui gagne ainsi l’édition 2022 du concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada! Majesty and Friends recevra des produits et services pour les établissements de Cintas d’une valeur de 2 500 $ pour l’aider à entretenir ses toilettes primées. Les toilettes auront également l’honneur d’être intronisées au Temple de la renommée des Meilleures toilettes du Canada®.

À présent dans sa treizième année d’existence, le concours national de Cintas met en valeur des entreprises qui ont investi dans la construction et l’entretien de salles de toilettes exceptionnelles qui sont accessibles au public.

« Nous sommes très honorés de remporter le titre convoité de Meilleures toilettes du Canada », a déclaré Julie Morrison, propriétaire de Majesty and Friends. Lorsque nous avons ouvert ce magasin l’année dernière, j’y ai investi toutes mes économies pour en faire une destination vraiment mémorable et plaisante pour notre communauté. Je suis vraiment reconnaissante à l’égard de Cintas d’avoir mis en lumière notre entreprise, ainsi qu’à la communauté d’Edmonton et à nos clients pour leur soutien massif. »

Majesty and Friends est une boutique au design moderne. Leur devise est « FUN, FUN, FUN », et leurs toilettes se devaient donc d’offrir les meilleures sensations possibles. La fresque aux couleurs vives tire son inspiration de la gourmandise la plus séduisante sur Terre : la crème glacée. Le plancher est l’œuvre d’Atra Flooring de Liverpool et les paillettes sont un produit d’Urban Walls. Leur bâtiment sur le Manchester Square est le principal point d’intérêt pour Instagram à Edmonton. Du papier toilette rose et une brosse couleur cerise? Oui, sans hésitation! Avec des paillettes!

L’état des toilettes peut avoir un effet durable sur la perception qu’ont les clients d’une entreprise », a déclaré Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing chez Cintas Canada. « Lorsqu’on lui offre des locaux propres et accueillants, l’expérience du client est galvanisée. Cela, les clients le reconnaissent, et dans le cas de Majesty and Friends, les clients ont manifesté leur appréciation en les élisant Meilleurs toilettes du Canada de cette année ».

Majesty and Friends a fait la promotion du concours sur sa page Instagram. Ils ont téléchargé un rappel dans leurs communications tous les deux jours et ont modifié le lien du site Web dans leur profil pour qu’il renvoie à la page du vote pour les Meilleures toilettes. Ils ont également fait la promotion du concours sur Twitter et Facebook. Enfin, ils ont créé un code QR avec un lien vers le site Web des Meilleures toilettes et l’ont affiché dans les toilettes, sur la porte et à l’accueil. Ils ont également affiché le code QR dans d’autres entreprises locales.

Les candidats de cette année ont été jugés en fonction de cinq critères : propreté, attrait visuel, innovation, fonctionnalité et éléments de design originaux. Le vote en ligne a été ouvert au public du 6 juin au 8 juillet. Les autres finalistes (par ordre alphabétique) sont :

  • Petro-Canada de Niton Junction (Niton Junction, Alberta)
  • Rollick Co. (Black Diamond, Alberta)
  • Zoo de Toronto – Toilettes de la Forêt pluviale africaine (Toronto, ON)
  • Versante Hotel (Richmond, C.-B.)

Pour en savoir plus sur le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada ou pour recevoir un exemplaire du règlement, communiquez avec Christina Alvarez par courriel à l’adresse calvarez@mulberrymc.com ou par téléphone au 708 908-0898.

À propos de Cintas Canada Ltée

Cintas Canada Ltée, dont le siège est situé à Mississauga, en Ontario, est une filiale de Cintas Corporation. Cintas aide plus de 55 000 entreprises canadiennes de tous types et de toutes tailles à être PrêtesMC à ouvrir chaque jour leurs portes en toute confiance en leur proposant une vaste gamme de produits et de services qui améliorent l’image de marque de nos clients, tout en aidant leurs établissements et leurs employés à maintenir une propreté, une sécurité et une apparence exemplaires.  Grâce à ses produits et services, y compris les uniformes, les produits d’entretien des planchers, les fournitures de toilettes et les produits de premiers soins et de sécurité, Cintas aide ses clients à être Prêts pour la journée de travailMD. Cintas est une société ouverte cotée au Nasdaq Global Select Market sous le symbole boursier CTAS et fait partie de l’indice boursier Standard & Poor’s 500.

Cintas Canada ouvre le vote pour le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada, édition 2022

Le public peut voter d’ici le 8 juillet pour l’un des cinq finalistes

 

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — 6 juin 2022Cintas Canada, Ltée invite le public à voter pour ses toilettes préférées dans le cadre de l’édition 2022 du concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada. Le public peut voter plusieurs fois à partir de maintenant et jusqu’au 8 juillet 2022 à l’adresse bestrestroom.com/cafrench. Le gagnant recevra des services aux établissements de Cintas pour une valeur de 2 500 $ pour l’aider à entretenir ses toilettes primées.

Le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada distingue des entreprises qui ont investi dans la construction et l’entretien de salles de toilettes exceptionnelles. « Nous sommes fiers de rendre hommage aux efforts de ces cinq finalistes qui ont investi dans des toilettes propres et mémorables », a déclaré Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing de Cintas Canada. « Le public peut manifester son soutien à ces entreprises en votant dans le cadre du concours. »

Les candidats de cette année ont été jugés en fonction de cinq critères : propreté, attrait visuel, innovation, fonctionnalité et éléments de design originaux. Voici les cinq finalistes :

  • Majesty and Friends (Edmonton, Alberta) : La devise de Majesty and Friends étant « FUN, FUN, FUN (Du plaisir, du plaisir, rien que du plaisir) », leurs toilettes se devaient de diffuser de bonnes vibrations. La vivacité de sa fresque tire son inspiration de la gourmandise la plus séduisante sur Terre : la crème glacée. Le plancher est l’œuvre d’Atra Flooring de Liverpool et les paillettes sont un produit d’Urban Walls. Leur bâtiment sur la place Manchester est le principal point d’intérêt pour Instagram à Edmonton. Du papier toilette rose et une brosse couleur cerise? Oui, sans hésitation! Avec des paillettes!
  • Petro-Canada de Niton Junction (Niton Junction, Alberta) : Les toilettes de Petro-Canada à Niton Junction sont propres et bien approvisionnées. Au sein de ce charmant établissement, vous trouverez des lavabos entièrement sans contact et des luminaires de cristal qui confèrent une impression d’élégance et de détente. Les cabines des toilettes sont entièrement closes, et chacune est décorée d’un carrelage mural différent, du sol au plafond, et de luminaires modernes.
  • Zoo de Toronto – Toilettes de la Forêt pluviale africaine (Toronto, ON) : Le Zoo de Toronto participe à nouveau au concours dans l’espoir de s’asseoir sur le trône et de poursuivre sa mission de rassembler personnes, animaux et science de la protection dans un combat contre l’extinction des espèces. Les nouvelles toilettes du pavillon de la Forêt pluviale africaine du Zoo de Toronto transportent les visiteurs sous la canopée feuillue de la Forêt pluviale africaine, où vit le gorille des plaines occidentales. Les poignées de porte s’inspirent du régime alimentaire feuillu du gorille et l’éclairage au plafond s’immisce à travers une voûte de feuillages en acrylique pour planter le décor et éclairer les cabines à finition en bois au-dessous. Chaque unité de lavage des mains tout-en-un est de conception unique qui rappelle la conservation et la technologie, et comprend un robinet mains libres, un distributeur de savon et un sèche-mains; et ce n’est là que l’une des fonctionnalités d’accessibilité de cette installation. Des peintures murales de paysages hautes en couleur, une mosaïque sur le thème des serpents et le design unique du plancher tirent leur inspiration des forêts tropicales d’Afrique et sont mis en valeur par des détails délicats comme des accents brillants, évocateurs de l’humidité de la région, et la silhouette emblématique du gorille représentée dans les isoloirs rapproche les clients de la nature. Les concepteurs espéraient ainsi faire apprécier notre univers naturel, offrir une excellente expérience aux visiteurs et leur donner l’envie de réaliser la vision du Zoo d’un monde où la faune et les espaces sauvages prospèrent.
  • Versante Hotel (Richmond, C.-B.) : Situé à Richmond, le Versante est un hôtel doté de boutiques de luxe qui offre une salle de toilettes spectaculaire. Parées d’accessoires dorés, les toilettes unisexes comprennent des cabines privées, entièrement closes derrière des portes noires et brillantes. Les murs sont recouverts de carreaux de marbre noir. Des lanternes chinoises aux couleurs vives sont suspendues au-dessus de lavabos à piédestal en céramique pourvus de robinets dorés. Par conception, la vaste salle de toilettes ovale vise à offrir aux invités un clin d’œil Instagram impressionnant.
  • Rollick Co. (Black Diamond, Alberta) : Ces toilettes ont été créées dans l’idée d’en faire la « meilleure pièce » de ce magasin local de planches à roulettes, vélos et articles de pêche, avec l’intention d’en faire un sujet de conversation et un endroit idéal pour prendre un égoportrait. Peint du sol au plafond par un artiste local créateur de graffitis et de tatouages, Garrett Eagles, le graffiti haut en couleur rend hommage à la culture de la planche à roulettes, en harmonie avec le lieu et les offres de la boutique. Une grenouille qui s’élance de la rampe de planche à roulettes, un poisson qui a des jambes et fait du vélo, un yéti dressé sur une planche à pagaie, un OVNI, un gros ver de terre (appât de pêche) et un trou de pêche sur la glace, peints à même le sol, complètent le décor. Un grand miroir doré de style ancien occupe un espace prédominant sur un mur et une étagère en bois XOXO sert de réserve de papier toilette. Ces toilettes sont une surprise distrayante et un plaisir pour les yeux de tous ceux qui passent au magasin en quête de réglage de leur vélo, de conseils sur des lieux de randonnée ou de pêche, ou de location d’un vélo électrique ou d’une planche à pagaie.

 

Pour en savoir plus sur le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada ou pour recevoir un exemplaire du règlement, communiquez avec Christina Alvarez par courriel à l’adresse calvarez@mulberrymc.com ou par téléphone au 708 908-0898.

 

À propos de Cintas Canada, Ltée

Cintas Canada Ltée, dont le siège est situé à Mississauga, en Ontario, est une filiale de Cintas Corporation. Cintas aide plus de 55 000 entreprises canadiennes de tous types et de toutes tailles à être PrêtesMC à ouvrir chaque jour leurs portes en toute confiance en leur proposant des produits et services qui aident à maintenir la propreté, la sécurité et l’apparence exemplaires de leur établissement et de leur personnel. Avec des produits et services incluant des uniformes, des tapis, des fournitures de toilettes et des produits et formations de premiers soins et de sécurité, Cintas aide ses clients à être Prêts pour la journée de travailMD. La société a également créé le programme Propreté totaleMC, le premier service en son genre à offrir la livraison planifiée de fournitures essentielles de nettoyage, un service de lavage hygiénique, ainsi que des produits et services de désinfection et d’assainissement. Cintas est une société ouverte cotée au Nasdaq Global Select Market sous le symbole boursier CTAS et fait partie de l’indice boursier Standard & Poor’s 500.

Cintas Canada Opens Polls for the 2022 Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

The public can vote for the five finalists now through July 8

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — June 6, 2022 —Cintas Canada, Ltd. invites the public to vote for their favourite washroom for the 2022 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. The public can vote multiple times now through July 8, 2022 at bestrestroom.com/Canada. The winner will receive $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

The Canada’s Best Restroom contest highlights businesses that have invested in developing and maintaining exceptional washrooms. “We’re proud to recognize these five finalists for investing in clean and memorable washrooms,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. “The public can show their support for these businesses by voting in the contest.”

Nominees for this year’s contest were judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The five finalists include:

  • Majesty and Friends (Edmonton, Alberta): Majesty and Friends’ motto is “FUN, FUN, FUN,” so their washroom needed to offer the happiest vibes. The bright mural was inspired by the happiest treat on earth – ice cream. The flooring is Atra Flooring from Liverpool, and the sprinkles are made by Urban Walls. Their building at Manchester square is the biggest Instagrammable spot in Edmonton. Pink toilet paper and a cherry brush? Yes, please! With sprinkles!
  • Niton Junction Petro-Canada (Niton Junction, Alberta): The Niton Junction Petro-Canada washrooms are clean and well-stocked. Inside this charming facility you will find completely touchless sanitary sinks and crystal lights giving an elegant, yet relaxed feel. The washroom stalls are fully enclosed, and each is decorated with a different decorative floor-to-ceiling wall tile and modern light fixtures.
  • Toronto Zoo – African Rainforest Washroom (Toronto, ON): The Toronto Zoo returns to the competition in hopes of taking the throne and furthering their mission of connecting people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction. The new washrooms in the Toronto Zoo’s African Rainforest pavilion offer guests the opportunity to imagine themselves under the leafy canopy of the African Rainforest, home to the Western lowland gorilla. Door handles resemble a gorilla’s leafy diet and overhead lighting peeks through a canopy of acrylic foliage cut-outs to set the scene and illuminate the wood-finish stalls beneath. Each all-in-one handwashing unit is uniquely designed with conservation and technology in mind and features a hands-free faucet, soap dispenser and hand dryer: just one of the accessibility features in this facility. Colourful landscape murals, a snake-inspired mosaic and the unique floor design were inspired by the rainforests of Africa and are accentuated by fine details like high-gloss accents, representing the humidity of the region, and the iconic gorilla silhouette depicted in the privacy screens brings guests closer to nature. The designers hoped to encourage the appreciation of our natural world, provide an excellent experience for guests, and leave them with the desire to realize the Zoo’s vision of a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive.
  • Versante Hotel (Richmond, B.C.): Situated in Richmond, the Versante is a luxury boutique hotel that features a showstopping washroom. Decked out in gold accented accessories, the unisex washroom includes private, fully enclosed stalls behind glossy black doors. The walls are lined with black, marble tile. Vibrant-coloured Chinese lanterns hang above ceramic pedestal sinks with gold faucets. The large oval washroom was designed to offer guests a drama filled Instagram moment.
  • Rollick Co. (Black Diamond, Alberta): This washroom was created as the ‘best room in the house’ of this local skateboard, bike and fishing shop, with the intention of it being a conversation-starter and great place for a selfie. Painted from top to bottom by a local graffiti and tattoo artist, Garrett Eagles, the full-colour graffiti pays homage to skate culture, connection to place and the offerings of the shop. A frog pulling a jump off the skate ramp, a fish with legs riding a bike, a Sasquatch on a stand-up paddle board, a UFO, a large earth worm (fishing bait) and an ice fishing hole painted on the ground complete the escape. A large gold antique mirror dominates one wall, and an XOXO wooden shelf is filled with extra toilet paper. This washroom is a fun surprise and delight for any who pop into the shop for a bike tune-up, advice on where to hike or fish, or an e-bike or standup paddle board rental.

For contest updates, fun facts and washroom trivia, “Like” Canada’s Best Restroom on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CanadasBestRestroom.

For more information about the Canada’s Best Restroom contest or to receive a copy of the contest rules, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898.

 

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 products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products and training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Cintas Total Clean ProgramTM — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. 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.

Cintas Officially Opens Nominations for 2022 America’s Best Restroom® Nationwide Contest

Cintas Officially Opens Nominations for 2022 America’s Best Restroom® Nationwide Contest

The public can submit nominations now through June 17th

CINCINNATI – April 11, 2022Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) is seeking Instagram-worthy public restrooms for its 2022 America’s Best Restroom® contest. The initiative celebrates businesses that develop and maintain exceptional restroom facilities. Anyone can submit a nomination now through June 17th at www.bestrestroom.com.

“Nearly three-quarters of Americans (74%) say dirty restrooms would cause them to have a negative perception of a business,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Facility cleanliness can impact the perception of a business. This annual contest highlights facilities that are making safety, cleanliness and hygiene a priority to provide a positive experience for their customers.”

Nominees for the contest will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Cintas will select 10 finalists and in July, the public will have the opportunity to vote for the 2022 grand prize winner. The restroom that receives the most votes will win a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas while also being recognized as a first-rate public restroom.

Last year’s winner, Two Cities Pizza in Mason, Ohio was crowned America’s Best Restroom for its restrooms designed to capture the atmosphere of New York and Chicago. The restroom is fully outfitted with a subway platform, train car, station stops playing over the speaker, authentic subway handles above the sinks, and even graffiti on the walls.

“We were overwhelmed by the national recognition we received throughout the contest,” said Christy Greves, Director of Brand Development, Two Cities Pizza Co. “We’re grateful to everyone who has visited our location to check out our award-winning restrooms.”

For contest updates, fun facts and restroom trivia, “follow” America’s Best Restroom on Twitter at twitter.com/BestRestroom and Facebook at facebook.com/bestrestroom.

For more information about the contest, please contact Brianna Fitzpatrick at bfitzpatrick@mulberrymc.com or (847) 340-5711.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean ProgramTM — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Officially Opens Nominations for 2022 America’s Best Restroom® Nationwide Contest

The public can submit nominations now through June 17th

CINCINNATI – April 11, 2022Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) is seeking Instagram-worthy public restroom for its 2022 America’s Best Restroom® contest. The initiative celebrates businesses that develop and maintain exceptional restroom facilities. Anyone can submit a nominee now through June 17th at www.bestrestroom.com.

“Nearly three-quarters of Americans (74%) say dirty restrooms would cause them to have a negative perception of a business,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Facility cleanliness can impact the perception of a business. This annual contest highlights facilities that are making safety, cleanliness and hygiene a priority to provide a positive experience for their customers.”

Nominees for the contest will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Cintas will select 10 finalists and in July, the public will have the opportunity to vote for the 2022 grand prize winner. The restroom that receives the most votes will win a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas while also being recognized as a first-rate public restroom.

Last year’s winner, Two Cities Pizza in Mason, Ohio was crowned America’s Best Restroom for its restrooms designed to capture the atmosphere of New York and Chicago. The restroom is fully outfitted with a subway platform, train car, station stops playing over the speaker, authentic subway handles above the sinks, and even graffiti on the walls.

“We were overwhelmed by the national recognition we received throughout the contest,” said Christy Greves, Director of Brand Development Two Cities Pizza Co. “We’re grateful to everyone who has visited our location to check out our award-winning restrooms.”

For contest updates, fun facts and restroom trivia, “follow” America’s Best Restroom on Twitter at twitter.com/BestRestroom and Facebook at facebook.com/bestrestroom.

For more information about the contest, please contact Brianna Fitzpatrick at bfitzpatrick@mulberrymc.com or (847) 340-5711.

 

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean ProgramTM — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Crowns Ohio’s Two Cities Pizza as America’s Best Restroom®

Cintas Crowns Ohio’s Two Cities Pizza as America’s Best Restroom®

CINCINNATI — September 21, 2021 — No matter how you slice it, one facility stole a pizza the public’s heart. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is proud to name Two Cities Pizza in Mason, OH the winner of the 2021 America’s Best Restroom® contest. As this year’s winner, Two Cities Pizza will get to properly crown their golden thrones with prizes from Cintas. This includes a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom cleaning or facility management to keep their restrooms Ready for the Workday®, along with a coveted spot in the America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame.

Walking into Two Cities Pizza Company is nothing short of an experience. Two of America’s most iconic cities, New York and Chicago, live loudly in the decor and atmosphere of this concept restaurant. Taxis surround the building, steel girders line the ceiling, Wrigley Field is paid tribute to with an ivy wall and 400-foot marker, but the most talked about element of this brand aside from the pizza itself, is the New York City subway station. The restroom is fully outfitted with a subway platform, train car, station stops playing over the speaker, authentic subway handles above the sinks, and even graffiti on the walls. A properly taken selfie sent to a friend in New York is good enough to convince them you made a surprise visit to the Big Apple. Just make sure you get off at the right stop before your pizza gets cold.

“We’re thrilled to be voted by the public as America’s Best Restroom,” said Christy Greves, Director of Brand Development Two Cities Pizza Co. “We knew people loved our pizza and it’s great to know they feel the same way about our restrooms. We’re grateful to everyone who voted for us.”

In its 20th year, the America’s Best Restroom contest, hosted by Cintas, celebrates innovative and hygienic public restrooms across the country. Two Cities Pizza was one of 10 finalists that were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The public had the opportunity to vote for the following 10 finalists (in alphabetical order) between July 19th and August 20th at www.bestrestroom.com/us/:

  • Core24 GVL – Greenville, SC
  • Fancy Flush – Santa Rosa, CA
  • JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 – New York, New York
  • Nan Thai Fine Dining – Atlanta, GA
  • Planet Word – Washington, D.C.
  • Pump House – Kannapolis, NC
  • Steamboat Springs – Steamboat Springs, CO
  • The Fed Community – Clarkston, MI
  • Two Cities Pizza – Cincinnati, OH
  • William S. Craycraft Park – Mission Viejo, CA

“Maintaining high restroom hygiene standards is essential to meet customers’ heightened expectations of cleanliness,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “We’re proud to honor Two Cities Pizza for creating restrooms that are as memorable as they are clean.”

Last year, Colorado’s self-cleaning restroom in Bancroft Park took home the America’s Best Restroom title. The restrooms are set up to self-clean after every 30 uses, and a park maintenance supervisor is alerted via an app when toilet paper or other supplies are running low. The exterior is wrapped with historic photos and facts about the historic Old Colorado City neighborhood where it’s located.

Images and video from the winner presentation are available for download here. You can nominate a restroom for 2022 America’s Best Restroom contest here. For more information about the America’s Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe, and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm service, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Total Clean Program™ — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Canada Names Borden Park 2021’s Canada’s Best Restroom

Cintas Canada Names Borden Park 2021’s Canada’s Best Restroom

Borden Park wins $2,500 in facility products and services from Cintas

 MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Aug. 5, 2021 —Cintas Canada, Ltd. is proud to announce that Borden Park in Edmonton, Alberta, is the winner of the 2021 Canada’s Best Restroom contest! Borden Park will receive $2,500 in Cintas products and services to help maintain their award-winning washrooms. The washrooms will also be honoured with a place in the Canada’s Best Restroom® Hall of Fame.

Now in its 12th year, Cintas’ nationwide contest highlights businesses that have invested in developing and maintaining exceptional washrooms that are accessible to the public.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by Cintas for this incredible distinction,” said Nicole Fraser, General Supervisor of Planning and Monitoring, Infrastructure Operations at the City of Edmonton. “We recognize the need to provide access to safe and clean washrooms to the public. The Borden Park facility goes beyond that by serving as an art excursion surrounded by highly reflective glass, camouflaging the building among the trees.”

Designed by gh3* in Toronto, the Borden Park washrooms are at the core of the single-level pavilion surrounded by highly reflective glass. An integrated approach to environmental sustainability is evident in the choice of materials: wood, concrete and glass were selected for their durability, permanence and timelessness. The washroom features hands-free elements to reduce germs and a stainless-steel trough-style sink that prevents water splashing on the floor. The sleek washroom stands as a striking improvement on the typical concrete options, and a sign of outstanding design to come.

“Public washrooms play an important role for people who are on the go, but this contest proves not all facilities are created equal,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. “Borden Park prioritized providing a clean and inviting washroom, and the public showed their appreciation by voting them Canada’s Best Restroom.”

Borden Park’s engagement throughout the contest played a critical role in driving votes for their location. In addition to promoting the contest via their social media page, they participated in several radio, TV and newspaper interviews. Their promotion resulted in the top spot in this year’s competition.

Nominees for this year’s contest were judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Online voting was open to the public June 7 through July 9. The other finalists (in alphabetical order) include:

  • Surrey Park – Surrey, British Columbia
  • Sweet Market Esso Station – Red Deer, Alberta
  • The ROOFTOP – Calgary, Alberta
  • Toronto Zoo – Toronto, Ontario

For contest updates, fun facts and washroom trivia, “Like” Canada’s Best Restroom on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CanadasBestRestroom.

For more information about the Canada’s Best Restroom contest or to receive a copy of the contest rules, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898.

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.

Cintas Canada désigne Borden Park comme la meilleure toilette du Canada de 2021

Cintas Canada désigne Borden Park comme la meilleure toilette du Canada de 2021

Borden Park remporte 2 500 $ de produits et services pour les établissements de la part de Cintas

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — 5 août 2021 — Cintas Canada Ltée a le plaisir d’annoncer que Borden Park, à Edmonton en Alberta, est le gagnant de l’édition 2021 du concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada!  Borden Park recevra des produits et services pour les établissements de Cintas pour une valeur de 2 500 $ pour l’aider à entretenir ses toilettes primées. Les toilettes auront également l’honneur d’être intronisées au temple de la renommée des Meilleures toilettes du Canada®.

À présent dans sa douzième année d’existence, le concours national de Cintas met en valeur des entreprises qui ont investi dans la construction et l’entretien de salles de toilettes exceptionnelles qui sont accessibles au public.

« C’est un plaisir pour nous que de recevoir de Cintas cette distinction incroyable », a déclaré Nicole Fraser, Superviseure générale de la planification et de la surveillance aux opérations des infrastructures à la Ville d’Edmonton. « Nous sommes conscients de la nécessité de donner accès au public à des salles de toilettes propres et sécuritaires. Les installations de Borden Park vont au-delà, faisant office d’excursion artistique avec la ceinture de verre hautement réfléchissant, camouflant le bâtiment dans les arbres. »

Conçues par gh3* de Toronto, les toilettes de Borden Park sont au cœur du pavillon à un seul niveau, ceinturé de verre hautement réfléchissant. Le choix des matériaux, bois, béton et verre sélectionnés pour leur durabilité, leur permanence et leur intemporalité, met en évidence une approche intégrée de durabilité environnementale. Les toilettes sont équipées d’éléments mains libres pour réduire la propagation des germes et d’un évier en acier inoxydable en forme d’auge qui permet d’éviter les éclaboussures d’eau sur le sol. Cette élégante salle de toilettes représente une amélioration notoire par rapport aux options traditionnelles en béton et évoque les conceptions exceptionnelles à venir.

« Les toilettes publiques jouent un rôle important pour les gens lors de leurs déplacements, mais ce concours prouve que toutes les installations ne sont pas égales », a déclaré Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing de Cintas Canada. « Borden Park avait pour priorité de mettre à disposition des toilettes propres et accueillantes, et le public a montré son appréciation en les élisant Meilleures toilettes du Canada. »

L’engagement de Borden Park tout au long du concours a joué un rôle déterminant dans l’obtention des votes. Il a fait la promotion du concours sur sa page de média social, en plus de participer à plusieurs entrevues à la radio, à la télévision et dans les journaux. Son effort de promotion lui a permis d’obtenir la première place du concours de cette année.

Les candidats de cette année ont été jugés en fonction de cinq critères : propreté, attrait visuel, innovation, fonctionnalité et éléments de design originaux. Le vote en ligne a été ouvert au public du 7 juin au 9 juillet. Les autres finalistes (par ordre alphabétique) sont :

  • Surrey Park – Surrey, Colombie-Britannique
  • Station-service Esso Sweet Market – Red Deer, Alberta
  • The ROOFTOP – Calgary, Alberta
  • Zoo de Toronto – Toronto, Ontario

Pour en savoir plus sur le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada ou pour recevoir un exemplaire du règlement, communiquez avec Christina Alvarez par courriel à l’adresse calvarez@mulberrymc.com ou par téléphone au 708-908-0898.

À propos de Cintas Canada Ltée

Cintas Canada Ltée, dont le siège est situé à Mississauga, en Ontario, est une filiale de Cintas Corporation. Cintas aide plus de 55 000 entreprises canadiennes de tous types et de toutes tailles à être PrêtesMC à ouvrir chaque jour leurs portes en toute confiance en leur proposant une vaste gamme de produits et de services qui améliorent l’image de marque de nos clients, tout en aidant leurs établissements et leurs employés à maintenir une propreté, une sécurité et une apparence exemplaires.  Grâce à ses produits et services, y compris les uniformes, les produits d’entretien des planchers, les fournitures de toilettes et les produits de premiers soins et de sécurité, Cintas aide ses clients à être Prêts pour la journée de travailMD. Cintas est une société ouverte cotée au Nasdaq Global Select Market sous le symbole boursier CTAS et fait partie de l’indice boursier Standard & Poor’s 500.