Now Boarding: Winner of Cintas 2023 America’s Best Restroom® Contest – BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Airport wins $2,500 in Cintas products and services 

 CINCINNATI — September 28, 2023 — Ready™ to fly. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is proud to name the Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport the winner of the 2023 America’s Best Restroom® contest. As this year’s winner, the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will get to properly crown their restrooms 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. 

 The newly constructed restrooms at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport maximize occupant capacity while enhancing the overall passenger experience. The entrance welcomes travelers with an aesthetic mural and seating area while they wait for their companions. The new restrooms feature bright, spacious, fully enclosed stalls for privacy, touchless fixtures and individual lactation, adult changing and family assist rooms. Each restroom features a state-of-the-art smart restroom system that integrates with color-changing, LED stall occupancy lights and digital signage at the restroom entrances showing current availability. The smart restroom system also provides real-time inventory tracking and usage counts for custodial services. 

 “We’re honored to be recognized by Cintas and contest voters for our commitment to providing a positive passenger experience and outstanding facilities,” said Ricky Smith, Executive Director/CEO of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. “Passengers rank restrooms as an airport’s number one amenity. That’s why we work so hard to provide creative, clean and inviting restrooms to make travel more enjoyable.” 

 In its 22nd year, the America’s Best Restroom contest, hosted by Cintas, celebrates innovative and hygienic public restrooms across the country. The BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport 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 11th and August 11th at bestrestroom.com/us/: 

  • Baltimore/Washington (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport (Baltimore, Maryland) 
  • Clear Lake and Des Moines River Safety Rest Areas (Jackson, Minnesota) 
  • Drusie & Darr (Nashville, Tennessee) 
  • El Rio (San Francisco, California) 
  • Frying Pan (New York, New York)  
  • Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Company (Melbourne, Florida) 
  • Juban’s Creole Restaurant (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) 
  • Little America (Salt Lake City, Utah) 
  • Rabbit Hole (Greenville, South Carolina) 
  • Snowbasin Resort (Huntsville, Utah) 

“The state of their public restroom can have large impact on the public’s perception of a business,” said Julia Walsh, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “The BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport restrooms are bright and airy and the embodiment of clean, with natural light and room for luggage. We’re proud to crown them as America’s Best Restroom.” 

Last year, the Tampa International Airport took home the top prize for its high-design, spacious restrooms, coupled with quality craftsmanship and an inviting, yet durable, material palette. 

You can nominate a restroom for 2024 America’s Best Restroom contest here.  

For more information about the America’s Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at [email protected] 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, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. 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 proclame Hard Bean Brunch Co. gagnant du concours des Meilleures toilettes au Canada 2023

Cintas Canada proclame Hard Bean Brunch Co. gagnant du concours des Meilleures toilettes au Canada 2023

Un restaurant de Colombie-Britannique remporte 2 500 $ de produits et services pour les établissements de la part de Cintas

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — 17 août 2023 — Le Canada a désigné ses nouvelles toilettes préférées. Cintas Canada, Ltée est ravie d’annoncer que Hard Bean Brunch Co. de Port Moody, en Colombie-Britannique, est le gagnant du concours 2023 des Meilleures toilettes au Canada. Hard Bean Brunch Co. recevra des produits et services pour les établissements de Cintas d’une valeur de 2 500 $ pour l’aider à entretenir ses toilettes primées.

Entré à présent dans sa 14e 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 accessibles au public.

« Gagner le titre de Meilleures toilettes au Canada est vraiment un honneur », a déclaré Heather Rhodes, PDG, Hard Bean Brunch Co. « Nous sommes fiers de nos toilettes et sommes ravis de constater que le public les apprécie tout autant. Nous sommes reconnaissants à Cintas, à la communauté de Port Moody et à nos clients pour leur soutien indéfectible. »

Les toilettes de Hard Bean Brunch Co. sont composées de cabines entièrement fermées avec encadrement jaune vif et portes jaunes assorties. Les murs sont bleu marine avec des carreaux très chics, noirs ou blancs, posés sous un amusant décor de papier peint à motifs feuilles de palmier. Chaque cabine est équipée d’un évier et d’un miroir rétroéclairé par DEL.

« Des milliers de votes pour les cinq finalistes de cette année ont afflué de partout au pays, reflétant l’appréciation du public pour des installations sanitaires propres et mémorables », a confié Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing, Cintas Canada. « Forts du soutien du public, nous sommes ravis de décerner à Hard Bean Brunch Co. le titre de Meilleures toilettes au Canada. »

Hard Bean Brunch Co. avait fait la promotion du concours sur ses médias sociaux. Il avait également posé des autocollants de miroir fournis par Cintas qui comportaient un code QR pour voter.

Les candidats de cette année ont été jugés en fonction de cinq critères : propreté, attrait visuel, innovation, fonctionnalité et éléments de conception originaux. Le vote en ligne a été ouvert au public du 5 juin au 7 juillet. Les autres finalistes (par ordre alphabétique) sont :

• The Big Apple (Colborne, Ontario)
• Toilettes de The Gathering Place (Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique)
• Toilettes du Forest Pavilion (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
• Yesterday’s Auto Gallery (Edmonton, Alberta)

Pour en savoir plus sur le concours des Meilleures toilettes au Canada ou pour recevoir un exemplaire du règlement, communiquez avec Christina Alvarez par courriel à l’adresse [email protected] 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. 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 Names Hard Bean Brunch Co. Winner of the 2023 Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Aug. 17, 2023 — Canada has a new favourite washroom. Cintas Canada, Ltd. is proud to announce that Hard Bean Brunch Co. in Port Moody, British Columbia is the winner of the 2023 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. Hard Bean Brunch Co. will receive $2,500 in Cintas products and services to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

Now in its 14th year, Cintas’ nationwide contest highlights businesses that have invested in developing and maintaining exceptional washrooms that are accessible to the public.

“Winning the title of Canada’s Best Restroom is truly an honour,” said Heather Rhodes, CEO, Hard Bean Brunch Co. “We take pride in our washrooms and we’re glad to see the public does too. We’re grateful to Cintas, the Port Moody community and our customers for their overwhelming support.”

The washrooms at Hard Bean Brunch Co. feature fully enclosed stalls framed in bright yellow trim with matching signature yellow doors. The walls are painted navy blue with sleek, black or white tile sitting below fun palm leaf wallpaper. Each stall is equipped with a sink and LED backlit mirror.

“Thousands of votes for this year’s five finalists poured in from across the country, demonstrating peoples’ appreciation for clean and memorable washroom facilities,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. “Thanks to the public’s support, we’re proud to award Hard Bean Brunch Co. with the title of Canada’s Best Restroom.”

Hard Bean Brunch Co. promoted the contest on their social media profiles. They also displayed mirror clings provided by Cintas which included a QR code for voting.

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 5 through July 7. The other finalists (in alphabetical order) included:

• Forest Pavilion Washrooms (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
• The Big Apple (Colborne, Ontario)
• The Gathering Place Washrooms (Vancouver, British Columbia)
• Yesterday’s Auto Gallery (Edmonton, Alberta)

For contest updates, fun facts and washroom trivia, “Like” Canada’s Best Restroom on Facebook at 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 [email protected] 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®. 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 Opens Voting in 2023 America’s Best Restroom® Contest

CINCINNATI – July 11, 2023 – Get ready to be wowed! Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) is proud to reveal the top 10 finalists in the 2023 America’s Best Restroom® contest. The 22nd annual contest celebrates businesses that develop and maintain innovative restroom facilities. Now through August 11, the public is invited to vote for their favorite finalist at bestrestroom.com.

“From rest areas to restaurants, this year’s list of finalists represents some facilities that people seek specifically for the restrooms,” said Julia Walsh, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “These finalists take pride in going above and beyond to provide clean, thoughtful and well-designed restrooms. We encourage the public to show their support for them by voting for their favorites now through August 11.”

The top 10 finalists in the 2023 America’s Best Restroom contest include (in alphabetical order):

1. Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport (Baltimore, Maryland): The newly constructed restrooms at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport maximize occupant capacity while enhancing the overall passenger experience. The entrance welcomes travelers with an aesthetic mural and seating area while they wait for their companions. The new restrooms feature bright, spacious, fully enclosed stalls for privacy, touchless fixtures and individual lactation, adult changing and family assist rooms. Each restroom features a state-of-the-art smart restroom system that integrates with color-changing, LED stall occupancy lights and digital signage at the restroom entrances showing current availability. The smart restroom system also provides real-time inventory tracking and usage counts for custodial services.

2. Clear Lake and Des Moines River Safety Rest Areas (Jackson, Minnesota): The Minnesota Department of Transportation Safety Rest Areas (SRAs) provides two new SRAs, paired to serve eastbound and westbound travelers, on I-90 near Jackson, Minnesota. Open 24 hours to the traveling public, the SRAs share a similar design language that focuses on cleanliness, durability, safety and inclusion, as well as strives to exceed the users’ expectations. The multi-user restrooms are designed without doors at their entries to allow for an increased sense of safety for users and to eliminate pathogen transfer. Dual restrooms for each gender enable access to one pair during cleaning. Family restrooms are designed to meet the needs of families, adults with special needs and users desiring gender-neutral facilities. Entrances to the multi-user restrooms are enhanced by large photographic murals illustrating detailed views of the prairie landscape by a well-known local photographer.

3. Drusie & Darr (Nashville, Tennessee): A show-stopping punctuation mark on the redesign of the two restaurants is a new ladies’ room, a counterpoint to the hotel’s famous 1930s-era Art Deco men’s room – for years one of Nashville’s most photographed spots. Taking its cue from the men’s room’s striped tilework in lime green and black, the new ladies’ room is lavishly decorated with striped walls and floors of variegated pink marble, arched doorways, rose gold-framed mirrors, pink fixtures, and glamorous lighting throughout, making it a stunning surprise that is equally as photo-worthy.

4. El Rio (San Francisco, California): Inclusive dive bar and San Francisco Legacy Business El Rio continues to elevate equity and access for all with two new dazzling restrooms: one ADA accessible and an adjacent two-stall stunner. Evoking a futuristic Tokyo-bound subway, they feature brightly colored and patterned tile and paint, backlit mirrors — including a full-length version with multiple lighting options — and sleek and modern sinks and fixtures. Brought to life by the genius of Principal Maryam Rostami and Associate Kate Thorson of TEF Design, the project is a true grassroots collaboration made possible by community contributions.

5. Frying Pan (New York, New York): Built in 1929, the Lightship “Frying Pan” is listed on both the New York State and Federal Register of Historic Places, as it is one of 13 lightships remaining from the more than 100 built. The ship’s nautical themed restroom is decked out in rivetted sheet metal and warm wood. Coastal light fixtures are mounted in each stall and above the large sink vessels. Hand painted artwork of the historic ship adds a nostalgic touch.

6. Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Company (Melbourne, Florida): Don DiFrisco purchased a 120+ year old former hardware store and bank with the wild idea of renovating it and converting it into a fine craft brewery serving great gastropub food and craft cocktails. He wanted there to be no “waiting lines” for the ladies’ room as are common in many similar venues, so they undertook a plan that included numerous private stalls, each with its own chandelier. Tin ceilings mimic the building’s original tin ceilings found in the Tap Room. Plenty of sparkles complement the chandeliers and empowering messages adorn many of the walls. The floral floor tile is reminiscent of a bygone era. The mirrors and chandeliers above the sinks are all custom made in the company’s logo colors, adding a classy marketing touch. There is even a brown, velvet fainting couch in the corner. As the picture when leaving the ladies room indicates: “You are the fairest of them all.”

7. Juban’s Creole Restaurant (Baton Rouge, Louisiana): Juban’s Creole Restaurant believes everything should be intentional, including in the restrooms. Renovated in 2022, the restrooms in dark blues with pops of millennial pink create a backdrop for perfect selfies. A pale pink couch rests in front of a Cher quote in the women’s restroom. Meanwhile, guests can take their very own Juban’s branded photo strips in the photo booth outside the men’s and ladies’ rooms.

8. Little America (Salt Lake City, Utah): When visiting Little America Salt Lake City, experience a touch of glamour where each stall showcases its own crystal chandelier and floor-to-ceiling doors for total privacy. Every detail is meticulously designed, from the coordinated pink color scheme that unifies the carpet, imported Italian marble, wallpaper and curated artwork, to the intentionally hand-selected materials that elevate the space.

9. Rabbit Hole (Greenville, South Carolina): The restroom at the Rabbit Hole is a whimsical take on an Alice in Wonderland theme. From the moment you enter, you are engulfed in wall-to-wall framed images of various noble rabbits. A rose garden ceiling sits above and the words from an Alice in Wonderland audiobook are read over a speaker.

10. Snowbasin Resort (Huntsville, Utah): One of the oldest continuously operating ski resorts in the nation, Utah’s Snowbasin Resort features luxurious restrooms that are a sight to behold. The design exudes an elevated feel with Italian Carrera marble complemented with bronze and crystal chandeliers. In addition, the facilities feature hand-painted walls and provide plush hand towels. With floor-to-ceiling commodes, guests have the utmost privacy in their own individual, enclosed rooms. The pristine allure leaves guests feeling bad about entering them with ski boots on.

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, the Tampa International Airport won the title of having America’s Best Restroom for its high-design, spacious restrooms, coupled with quality craftsmanship and an inviting, yet durable, material palette.

Vote for your favorite restroom at bestrestroom.com.

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 Christina Alvarez at [email protected] 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 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, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. 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 Announces Finalists for 2023 Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — June 5, 2023 —On your marks, get set, vote! Cintas Canada, Ltd. invites the public to vote for their favourite washroom for the 2023 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. The public can vote multiple times now through July 7, 2023 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 highlight these five finalists that have invested in clean and unique washroom facilities to keep their guests coming back,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. “We encourage the public to make their voices heard and support 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:

  1. Forest Pavilion Washrooms (Winnipeg, Manitoba): Forest Pavilion at Crescent Drive Park is a four-season structure constructed on Treaty One land in the floodway zone of the Red River, at Crescent Drive Park, in southwest Winnipeg. It is a first civic structure of its kind to apply protective FEMA flood design standards in Winnipeg. All materials below the flood-line can be completely submerged without decay. Sustainable building choices include native planting, the use of durable hot-dipped galvanized steel, mechanically fastened (so as to be easily replaced) rough-sawn fir that was sourced and milled using sustainable harvest practices, and super low-flow plumbing fixtures, LED lighting, and occupancy sensors to reduce consumption.
  2. Hard Bean Brunch Co. (Port Moody, B.C.): Individual, gender-neutral stalls are framed in bright, yellow trim with matching signature yellow doors in this popular brunch spot’s washrooms. Painted navy blue with sleek, black or white tile sits below fun palm leaf wallpaper with a pink and navy theme. Each fully enclosed stall is equipped with a sink for full privacy. Don’t forget to check yourself out in the LED backlit mirror before getting back to brunching.
  3. The Gathering Place Washrooms (Vancouver, B.C.): The Gathering Place is a vibrant community centre with a mission to serve Vancouver’s diverse population including people who are unhoused, individuals who are marginalized, seniors, newcomers, and the LGBTQ+ community. When the City of Vancouver tasked Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects with renovating the Gathering Place’s existing washrooms, with support from the City and Gathering Place staff and stakeholders, they focused on creating universally accessible, durable, and unexpectedly stylish spaces for folks that might not otherwise have access to inviting and fun public washrooms. One of the washrooms features a custom-built footbath with a bench for quick cleaning, while fully accessible showers are also provided. Access to clean, safe, accessible washrooms is a human right; making them charming and chic in the process is just a great idea. Using surprising colour combinations in tile, paint, and grout, anchored by simple white floors, vanities, and huge round mirrors, the facilities were designed to be easy to maintain, keep clean and safe to use.
  4. Yesterday’s Auto Gallery (Edmonton, Alberta): Start your engines to experience the memorable washrooms at Yesterday’s Auto Gallery. Canada’s largest Classic Car Museum features classically, clean washrooms. The car-themed washrooms include car photos on the wall, along with a picture of Fonzie “The Fonz” from “Happy Days” which will revive some old memories. Large white tile makes the space in this spacious washroom feel bright.
  5. The Big Apple (Colborne, Ontario): Known for its tasty pies and fun family activities, The Big Apple’s slogan is, “A little bit of country, a whole lot of fun!” The same holds true for its washrooms. They are outfitted in rustic décor, including metal stars hung along the walls, decorative corrugated metal signs and mirrors framed by weathered wood. The wood-toned tile and stalls also add to the country vibe to make you feel right at home.

For contest updates, fun facts and washroom trivia, “Like” Canada’s Best Restroom on Facebook at 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 [email protected] 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.

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Cintas Canada dévoile les finalistes du concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada, édition 2023

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — 5 juin 2023 — À vos marques, prêts, votez! Cintas Canada, Ltée invite le public à voter pour ses toilettes préférées dans le cadre du concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada. Le public peut voter plusieurs fois à partir de maintenant et jusqu’au 7 juillet 2023 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 souligner ces cinq finalistes qui ont investi dans des installations sanitaires propres et uniques afin de fidéliser leur clientèle », a déclaré Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing, Cintas Canada. « Nous encourageons le public à faire entendre sa voix et à soutenir 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 conception originaux. Voici les cinq finalistes :

  1. Toilettes du Forest Pavilion (Winnipeg, Manitoba) : Le Forest Pavilion est une structure quatre saisons construite sur les terres du Traité no 1 dans la zone du canal de dérivation de la rivière Rouge, au parc Crescent Drive, dans le sud-ouest de Winnipeg. Il s’agit d’une première structure civique de ce type à appliquer les normes de protection contre les inondations de la FEMA en Winnipeg. Tous les matériaux sous la ligne d’inondation peuvent être complètement submergés sans se détériorer. Les choix de construction durables comprennent la plantation de plantes indigènes, l’utilisation d’acier galvanisé à chaud durable, de sapin brut fixé mécaniquement (afin d’être facilement remplacé) provenant de sources et d’usines utilisant des pratiques d’exploitation durables, et d’appareils sanitaires à très faible débit, d’éclairage à DEL et de détecteurs de présence pour réduire la consommation.
  2. Hard Bean Brunch Co. (Port Moody, C.-B.) : Les cabines individuelles, de genre neutre, sont encadrées de garnitures jaune vif et de portes jaunes assorties dans les toilettes de ce lieu de brunch populaire. Peintes en bleu marine avec des carreaux élégants, noirs ou blancs, les toilettes sont recouvertes d’un amusant papier peint en forme de feuille de palmier sur le thème du rose et du bleu marine. Chaque cabine entièrement fermée est équipée d’un lavabo pour plus d’intimité. N’oubliez pas de vous regarder dans le miroir rétroéclairé par DEL avant de retourner déguster votre brunch.
  3. Les toilettes de The Gathering Place (Vancouver, C.-B.) : The Gathering Place est un centre communautaire dynamique dont la mission est de servir la population diversifiée de Vancouver, y compris les personnes sans logement, les personnes marginalisées, les personnes âgées, les nouveaux arrivants et la communauté LGBTQ+. Lorsque la ville de Vancouver a chargé Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects de rénover les toilettes existantes de The Gathering Place, avec le soutien du personnel et des parties prenantes de la ville et de The Gathering Place, ils se sont concentrés sur la création d’espaces universellement accessibles, durables et étonnamment élégants pour les personnes qui n’auraient peut-être pas accès autrement à des toilettes publiques invitantes et amusantes. L’une des toilettes dispose d’un pédiluve sur mesure avec un banc pour un nettoyage rapide, tandis que des douches entièrement accessibles sont également fournies. L’accès à des toilettes propres, sûres et accessibles est un droit humain; les rendre charmantes et chics est une excellente idée. Grâce à des combinaisons de couleurs surprenantes dans le carrelage, la peinture et les joints, ancrées par des sols blancs simples, des vanités et d’immenses miroirs ronds, les installations ont été conçues pour être faciles à entretenir, à garder propres et à utiliser en toute sécurité.
  4. Yesterday’s Auto Gallery (Edmonton, Alberta) : Démarrez vos moteurs pour aller découvrir les toilettes mémorables de Yesterday’s Auto Gallery. Le plus grand musée de voitures anciennes du Canada propose des toilettes classiques et propres. Les toilettes sur le thème des voitures comprennent des photos de voitures sur le mur, ainsi qu’une photo de Fonzie, alias « The Fonz », de « Happy Days » qui ravivera de vieux souvenirs. Le grand carrelage blanc rend l’espace de cette toilette spacieuse plus lumineux.
  5. The Big Apple (Colborne, Ontario) : Connu pour ses tartes savoureuses et ses activités familiales amusantes, le slogan de The Big Apple est : « Un peu de campagne, beaucoup de plaisir! ». Il en va de même pour ses toilettes. Elles sont équipées d’un décor rustique, avec des étoiles métalliques accrochées aux murs, des enseignes décoratives en tôle ondulée et des miroirs encadrés de bois usé par le temps. Les carreaux et les cabines aux tons de bois ajoutent également à l’ambiance campagnarde pour que vous vous sentiez comme chez vous

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 [email protected] 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.

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Cintas Calls for Nominations for 2023 America’s Best Restroom® Nationwide Contest

The public can submit nominations now through June 9th  

CINCINNATI – April 3, 2023Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) seeks the public’s help in identifying candidates for the 2023 America’s Best Restroom® contest. The initiative celebrates businesses that develop and maintain outstanding restroom facilities. Anyone can submit a nomination now through June 9th at www.bestrestroom.com.

“Restroom cleanliness, layout and overall design have a bigger impact on your guests than you realize,” said Julia Messinger, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “This annual contest highlights businesses across the country that are prioritizing clean and functional restroom facilities to create a positive experience for their customers and employees.”

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 2023 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, Tampa International Airport’s Airside C was crowned America’s Best Restroom for its high-design, spacious restrooms that are coupled with quality craftsmanship and an inviting, yet durable, material palette. The clean, contemporary aesthetic is completed by light-colored solid surface vanities, which incorporate TPA’s signature “cockpit” concept which provides guests with their own sensor-activating sink and soap, personal paper towel dispensers, and trash receptacle, all within an arm’s reach.

“It’s an honor to hold the throne of America’s Best Restroom, and we’ve received a lot of positive recognition for it,” said Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano. “We refurbished all of our Airside C restrooms to the same exceptional standard, offering a high level of service and functionality for all of our guests to experience.”

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 Christina Alvarez at [email protected] 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, 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.

Appel de candidatures pour le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada édition 2023

Le public peut présenter ses salles de toilettes préférées jusqu’au 12 mai

 MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — le 13 mars 2023 —Cintas Canada, Ltée invite le public de l’ensemble de la nation à l’aider à identifier des toilettes exceptionnelles en vue du concours 2023 des Meilleures toilettes du Canada. Votre entreprise a-t-elle fait un investissement dans ses locaux en mettant en place des aménagements innovants? Vous est-il arrivé de visiter des toilettes d’entreprise qui vous ont époustouflé? Dans ce cas, à vous de proposer maintenant des toilettes qui se démarquent au concours bestrestroom.com/cafrench. Les candidatures seront acceptées jusqu’au 12 mai 2023.

Le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada distingue des entreprises qui ont investi dans la construction et l’entretien de salles de toilettes exceptionnelles. Les candidats au concours seront jugés selon cinq critères : propreté, attrait visuel, innovation, fonctionnalité et éléments de design uniques. Cintas Canada sélectionnera cinq finalistes et demandera au public de voter pour le grand gagnant entre le 5 juin et le 7 juillet 2023. Le gagnant recevra des services aux établissements de Cintas pour une valeur de 2 500 $ pour l’aider à entretenir ses toilettes primées.

« Pour de nombreux clients, l’hygiène des toilettes est le reflet des normes de qualité générales d’une entreprise », a déclaré Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing de Cintas Canada. « Les toilettes jouissant d’une bonne réputation peuvent rapporter gros. Ce concours donne aux entreprises, grandes et petites, l’occasion de se faire connaître au niveau national et récompense les finalistes en leur rendant un ultime hommage pour avoir investi dans des toilettes propres et mémorables. »

Le gagnant de l’année dernière, Majesty and Friends, un magasin populaire d’Edmonton, en Alberta, a été couronné en recevant le grand prix pour son design axé sur la crème glacée. « Nous avons conçu nos toilettes en fonction de ce concours, alors gagner le grand prix a été très gratifiant », a ainsi déclaré Julie Morrison, propriétaire de Majesty and Friends. « Nous désirons que nos clients se sentent valorisés donc si cela signifie payer un peu plus pour du papier toilette rose, nous le ferons. »

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

 

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 Calls for Nominations for the 2023 Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

The public can submit their favourite washrooms now through May 12

 

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — March 13, 2023 —Cintas Canada, Ltd. is asking people across the nation to help identify extraordinary public washrooms for the 2023 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. Has your business invested in your facility by implementing innovative amenities? Have you visited a business’ washroom that left you wowed? Nominate a deserving washroom today at bestrestroom.com/Canada. Nominations will be accepted through May 12, 2023.

The Canada’s Best Restroom contest highlights businesses that have invested in developing and maintaining exceptional washrooms. Contest nominees will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Cintas Canada will select five finalists and ask the public to vote for the grand prize winner between June 5 and July 7, 2023. The winner will receive $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

“For many patrons, washroom hygiene is a reflection of a business’ overall quality standards,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. “Washrooms with good reputations can bring big business. This contest gives businesses big and small the opportunity to earn national exposure and rewards finalists with the utmost recognition for investing in clean and memorable washrooms.”

Last year’s winner, Majesty and Friends, a boutique/stationary store in Edmonton, Alberta, was crowned the grand prize winner for its ice cream-focused design. “We designed our restroom with this contest in mind, so winning the grand prize was very fulfilling,” said Julie Morrison, owner of Majesty and Friends. “We want our clients to feel special, so if that means paying a little extra for pink toilet paper, we’re going to do it.”

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 708-908-0898 or [email protected].

 

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.

Tampa International Airport Lands Title of Cintas 2022 America’s Best Restroom® Contest Winner

Airport wins $2,500 in Cintas products and services

CINCINNATI — October 19, 2022 — Ready™ for takeoff. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is proud to name the Tampa International Airport the winner of the 2022 America’s Best Restroom® contest. As this year’s winner, the Tampa International Airport will get to properly crown their royal restrooms 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. Tampa International Airport plans to donate the prize to their neighbors in south Florida who were impacted by Hurricane Ian.

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!

“Tampa International Airport has always provided guests with a world-class restroom experience, as we know it’s one of the top factors in being ranked among the nation’s favorite airports year after year,” TPA CEO Joe Lopano said. “A lot of work and resources went into designing and building state-of-the-art restrooms at our busiest terminal, Airside C, and we’re thrilled they are now recognized by Cintas and contest voters as America’s best in 2022.”

In its 21st year, the America’s Best Restroom contest, hosted by Cintas, celebrates innovative and hygienic public restrooms across the country. Tampa International Airport 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 August 1st and August 31st at bestrestroom.com/us/:

  • Delaware Botanic Gardens – Dagsboro, DE
  • Eberly – Austin, TX
  • Headlands Lodge and Spa – Pacific City, OR
  • La Pâtisserie – Charleston, SC
  • Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B All-Gender Restroom – Newark, NJ
  • 5 Bistro & Bar – Sedalia, MO
  • North Hollywood Recreation Center – North Hollywood, CA
  • Stone Mountain Public House – Stone Mountain, GA
  • Tampa International Airport – Tampa, FL
  • Tori Tori – Orlando, FL

“More and more people are seeking a positive restroom experience,” said Julia Messinger, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “The restrooms at the Tampa International Airport’s Airside C provide just that with their clean and contemporary design features. They’ve rightfully earned the title of America’s Best Restroom.”

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.

You can nominate a restroom for 2023 America’s Best Restroom contest here.

For more information about the America’s Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at [email protected] or 708-908-0898.