Cintas Canada Reveals Top Five Finalists in Nationwide Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

The public can vote for the five finalists now through August 14th

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — July 13, 2020 —The polls are open! Cintas Canada, Ltd. invites the public to vote for the five finalists in the 2020 Canada’s Best Restroom® contest, which shines a spotlight on deserving public washrooms. Voting is open now at www.bestrestroom.com/Canada through August 14th. The washroom that receives the most votes will win a Cintas UltraClean™ restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

“We’re excited to share these fantastic finalists from coast-to-coast with the public,” said Sonia Mendes, Senior Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. “How a business maintains its facilities reflects their commitment to customer service. This contest recognizes the growing number of companies that are going the extra mile to provide clean, well-maintained washrooms. We hope the public shows its support for each of the five finalists.”

Nominees were judged based on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The five finalists include:

  1. Bicycle Thief – Halifax, NS

The Bicycle Thief restrooms are modern and stylish, with guests’ comfort as their top priority. The restrooms feature fully enclosed, well-stocked stalls with artwork and scented candles in each one. Large, decorative mirrors cover the adjacent walls, providing wide angles of the restroom’s marble walls and facilities. Fresh flowers are changed daily and placed along the granite countertops. Other features include touchless soap dispensers, hand sanitizer, porcelain sinks, chrome faucets, and touchless towel dispensers.

  1. Hawthorn Dining Room – Calgary, AB

Designed with Frank Architecture, Hawthorn wanted its washrooms to be simple yet elegant. They feature bold wallpaper with oversized flowers, giving the washrooms a light touch, which works great against the strong modern vintage décor in the dining room. Instead of regular lighting, Hawthorn added light rose diffusers to give the space a warm yet soft glow. Hawthorn partnered with Lowen’s Natural Skincare, a local Calgary company, to make curated spring/summer and fall/winter lines of soaps and lotions only available in Hawthorn. In addition to this soft yet sophisticated design, Hawthorn wanted to ensure its washrooms were inclusive for everyone with the addition of a separate gender-neutral space.

  1. Leña Restaurante – Toronto, ON

Located on the lower level of Leña Restaurante, a lively Argentinian-inspired restaurant at the corner of Yonge and Richmond, you’ll find a playful, exotic corridor leading to the restrooms. The hallway is sheathed in a strikingly beautiful animal wallpaper, which happens to be the same pattern that Leña’s own Chef Anthony Walsh has in his family home. The floors are adorned with dramatic zebra herringbone tiles. The walls feature two luminous fisheye mirrors, perfect for unconventional selfies. The stalls themselves are private and roomy, featuring a spacious washbasin with brass accents.

  1. Westview RV Park – Wetaskiwin, AB

These washrooms recently underwent a major makeover. Westview wanted to give its customers the five-star treatment and make them feel comfortable while staying at the park. The epoxy floors are textured for less slips and rounded corners were created for ease of cleaning. Meanwhile, concrete countertops and fancy tile make this the most unbelievable campground washroom anywhere.

  1. Yorkdale Shopping Centre – Toronto, ON

Yorkdale’s gender inclusive washrooms offer an inclusive option for anyone, including people of diverse gender identities and those who may require accompaniment of some kind. The modern washrooms feature a frosted glass sink with waterfall edge, bright blue tile and a large seating area near the entrance. The mall also includes six women’s and six men’s washrooms, two family washrooms, three nursing rooms and 12 single washrooms.

Are you a porcelain pioneer who is taking dramatic steps to create an unforgettable washroom? Nominate your facility for the 2021 contest today at bestresroom.com/ca/.

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, contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898. Photos of the 2020 contest finalists are available for download here.

 

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.

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Cintas Launches Annual America’s Best Restroom® Nationwide Contest

The public can submit nominations now through August 14th

CINCINNATI – June 29, 2020 – Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) is now accepting nominations for its 19th annual America’s Best Restroom® contest, which shines a spotlight on deserving public restrooms. The public can submit their favorite restroom now through August 14th at www.bestrestroom.com.

“Now more than ever, people value clean, well-maintained public restrooms,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Businesses everywhere are re-evaluating their cleaning protocols and taking precautions to limit the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. In fact, almost three-quarters (70%) of Americans say they have made a conscious effort to select a specific business because it has restrooms that are cleaner and better maintained[1].”

Nominations will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Ten finalists will be announced in September of 2020, and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist. The winner will receive 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, the Nashville Zoo was crowned America’s Best Restroom for featuring two innovative exhibits. The women’s restroom in Expedition Peru’s is the home to the Zoo’s family of six cotton-top tamarins, a critically endangered primate species from South America. The men’s Entry Village restroom is home to a Boelen’s python.

“We were honored to be recognized by Cintas and the public as America’s Best Restroom,” said Rick Schwartz, President and CEO of the Nashville Zoo. “This award reinforces the impact restrooms have on guests. We look forward to including more “surprise” exhibits in the future.”

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 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 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 training and compliance courses, 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.

[1] https://www.bradleycorp.com/handwashing

Cintas Canada braque les projecteurs sur les toilettes publiques dans le cadre d’un concours national

Le public peut soumettre ses toilettes préférées jusqu’au 19 juin

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — 16 mars 2020 —Cintas Canada Ltée reçoit actuellement les candidatures pour le concours de cette année des Meilleures toilettes du Canada, qui braque les projecteurs sur les toilettes publiques qui le méritent. Proposez dès maintenant vos toilettes publiques préférées sur www.bestrestroom.com/Canada jusqu’au 19 juin 2020.

« En créant une expérience agréable et mémorable de leurs toilettes, les entreprises peuvent améliorer leurs résultats nets », a déclaré Ashok Suresh, directeur du marketing de Cintas. « En fait, 52 % des personnes sont susceptibles de dépenser davantage dans une entreprise qui offre des toilettes bien entretenues[1]. Ce concours met en vedette les entreprises qui donnent priorité à l’aménagement et à l’entretien de leurs toilettes. »

Les inscriptions seront jugées en fonction de cinq critères : propreté, attrait visuel, innovation, fonctionnalité et éléments de design uniques. Cinq finalistes impressionnants seront annoncés en juillet et le public aura la possibilité de voter pour le gagnant du grand prix 2020. Le gagnant bénéficiera du service de nettoyage des toilettes UltraNetMD de Cintas et recevra l’équivalent de 2500 $ de services aux établissements de la part de Cintas pour l’aider à maintenir le bon état de ses toilettes primées.

L’année dernière, la station-service Shell de Beaver Hill en Alberta a remporté le titre des Meilleures toilettes du Canada pour l’attention portée à la propreté des toilettes. Les toilettes abondent de détails luxueux, dont les lignes nettes en arêtes de poisson des carreaux des murs et des sols, accompagnées  d’appliques murales élancées, de lustres resplendissants et de grands miroirs décoratifs qui leur confèrent un look à la fois moderne et rustique.

« Nous sommes honorés que les efforts que nous avons faits pour la rénovation de nos toilettes, afin d’offrir des toilettes propres à la communauté de Lac La Biche, aient été reconnus par Cintas Canada », a déclaré Mo Kabalan, propriétaire et opérateur de la station-service Shell de Beaver Hill. « Après notre nomination comme finaliste, nos activités ont décollé, tant dans notre station-service que dans notre boutique et notre restaurant. »

Êtes-vous propriétaire d’un établissement disposant de toilettes fascinantes? Êtes-vous le cerveau créatif ou faites-vous partie d’une équipe ayant conçu des toilettes au design éblouissant? Ou avez-vous visité des toilettes particulièrement haut de gamme? Déposez une candidature dès aujourd’hui sur le site www.bestrestroom.com/Canada.

Pour recevoir des nouvelles du concours, de l’information amusante et des anecdotes au sujet des toilettes, « Aimez » la page Facebook des Meilleures toilettes du Canada à l’adresse suivante : www.Facebook.com/CanadasBestRestroom.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada, communiquez en ligne avec Christina Alvarez à l’adresse suivante : 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 compose l’indice boursier Standard & Poor’s 500.

[1] https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/most-consumers-will-spend-more-at-businesses-with-clean-restrooms-300815601.html

Cintas Canada Shines Spotlight on Public Washrooms in Nationwide Contest

The public can submit their favourite washroom now through June 19

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — March 16, 2020 —Cintas Canada, Ltd. is now accepting nominations now for this year’s Canada’s Best Restroom contest, which shines a spotlight on deserving public washrooms. Nominate your favourite public washroom now at www.bestrestroom.com/Canada through June 19, 2020.

“By creating a pleasant and memorable washroom experience, businesses can improve their bottom line,” said Ashok Suresh, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “In fact, 52% of people are likely to spend more money at a business with a well-maintained restroom[1]. This contest highlights businesses that make developing and maintaining their washrooms a priority.”

Entries will be judged based on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Five impressive finalists will be announced in July and the public will have an opportunity vote for the 2020 grand prize winner. The winner will receive a Cintas UltraClean® restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

Last year, Alberta’s Beaver Hill Shell gas station was crowned Canada’s Best Restroom for its focus on cleanliness. The washrooms feature luxurious details throughout, including herringbone-patterned wall and floor tile, paired with sleek wall sconces, shining chandeliers and large, decorative mirrors that create a modern, yet rustic look.

“It’s an honour to be recognized by Cintas Canada for the hard work we put into renovating our washrooms in order to provide a clean facility for the Lac La Biche community,” said Mo Kabalan, owner and operator, Beaver Hill Shell. “After we were named a finalist, business picked up to both to our gas station and in our store and restaurant.”

Do you own a business with fascinating facilities? Are you the creative mind or part of a team behind a washroom’s dazzling design? Or have you visited a particularly top-notch toilet? Nominate it today at www.bestrestroom.com/Canada.

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, 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.

[1] https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/most-consumers-will-spend-more-at-businesses-with-clean-restrooms-300815601.html

No Lion, Cintas Crowns Nashville Zoo America’s Best Restroom®

The Nashville Zoo will receive $2,500 from Cintas

NASHVILLE, TN – Oct. 22, 2019 – The public was not monkeying around when it came to choosing their favorite restroom. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today named Nashville Zoo in Nashville, Tennessee the winner of the 2019 America’s Best Restroom® contest. As this year’s winner, Nashville Zoo will get to properly crown their golden thrones with prizes from Cintas. This includes $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom cleaning or facility management to keep their restrooms Ready for the Workday®, along with a lifetime supply of bathroom bragging rights.

“We’re thrilled to earn the title of America’s Best Restroom,” said Rick Schwartz, President and CEO of the Nashville Zoo. “As one of the top tourist attractions in Tennessee, we saw our restrooms as an opportunity to educate visitors and allow their trip to the zoo to continue even during a bathroom break. We wanted our restrooms to create dialogue and conversation, and it worked better than expected.”

Inside, the Nashville Zoo restrooms offer more than meets the eye. Nashville Zoo’s Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear women’s restroom features a floor-to-ceiling glass window through which a family of six cotton-top tamarins are visible. This extravagant indoor exhibit features these critically endangered primates and all their antics. Meanwhile, Nashville Zoo’s Entry Village men’s restroom features a floor-to-ceiling glass window with a view of the Boelen’s python snake exhibit. Images and b-roll footage of the Nashville Zoo’s restrooms are available here.

“The Nashville Zoo was able to turn its public restrooms into another attraction, and the public responded in a very positive way,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Public restrooms meet many needs, so it’s important that they’re not only clean, and well-maintained, but also memorable because it can impact the success of your business.”

Cintas revealed the 10 contest finalists on August 5th and opened voting to the public through September 13th. The other finalists in the 2019 America’s Best Restroom contest included:

  • Butcher and the Brewer – Cleveland, OH
  • Jianna Restaurant – Greenville, SC
  • Jupiter Next – Portland, OR
  • La Belle Helene – Charlotte, NC
  • LaGuardia Airport – New York City
  • Mourad – San Francisco, CA
  • Natick Mall – Natick, MA
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York City
  • Sea-Tac Airport – Seattle, WA

The 10 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. You can nominate a restroom for the 2020 contest here.

For more information about the 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 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 training and compliance courses, 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.

La station-service Shell de Beaver Hill en Alberta remporte le titre des Meilleures toilettes du Canada

Les toilettes d’une station-service remportent 2 500 $ de Cintas Canada
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — 24 septembre 2019 — L’essence même du concours! Cintas Canada, Ltée est heureuse d’annoncer que la station-service Shell de Beaver Hill en Alberta est la gagnante de l’édition 2019 du concours des Meilleures toilettes du CanadaMC. Le vote du public a désigné les toilettes de la station-service Shell de Beaver Hill comme étant les meilleures toilettes publiques au Canada, ce qui a permis à la station-service de remporter le grand prix de 2 500 $ en produits et services de Cintas pour garder leurs toilettes Prêtes pour la journée de travailMD. Les toilettes seront également honorées en faisant leur entrée dans le Temple de la renommée des Meilleures toilettes du Canada®.
« Nous sommes vraiment reconnaissants de l’appui du public qui nous a permis de remporter le titre des Meilleures toilettes du Canada », a déclaré Mo Kabalan, propriétaire et opérateur de la station-service Shell de Beaver Hill. « Nous nous efforçons d’offrir un bel espace de détente aux voyageurs avant qu’ils ne reprennent la route et nous sommes honorés que notre dur labeur et l’investissement que nous avons fait dans nos toilettes aient été reconnus. »
Les toilettes de la station-service Shell de Beaver Hill ont été conçues dans un esprit de confort pour ses clients. La propreté était également une priorité essentielle. Contrairement aux autres stations-service, les toilettes sont truffées de détails luxueux. Les comptoirs en granite sont subtilement agencés à un motif de chevrons sur le plancher. Les miroirs sont encadrés de bois pour créer une apparence à la fois moderne et rustique qui fait écho aux portes des cabines et aux tablettes à l’intérieur. Des détails simples comme les portes de style saloon et les distributeurs de papier hygiénique en canalisation d’essence permettent également à ces toilettes de se démarquer.
« Les toilettes de la station-service Shell de Beaver Hill créent une toute nouvelle expérience en matière de halte routière et rehaussent les standards des toilettes de stations-service. C’est pourquoi il n’est pas surprenant que le public les ait couronnées gagnantes », a affirmé Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing, Cintas Canada. « Ce n’est pas tous les jours que des toilettes publiques soient l’un des points culminants de votre voyage, mais nous sommes certains que les voyageurs d’ici et d’ailleurs prendront le temps de s’arrêter pour visiter par eux-mêmes ces installations primées. »
L’engagement de la station-service Shell de Beaver Hill tout au long du concours a joué un rôle majeur dans l’obtention de votes pour leurs installations. Le personnel de la station-service a sensibilisé sa clientèle par l’entremise de ses pages sur les médias sociaux en plus de participer à plusieurs entrevues à la radio, à la télévision et dans les journaux. De plus, Shell Canada a aidé Beaver Hill à faire la promotion du concours par l’entremise de publicités et de contenu médiatique payant. Mais surtout, les fiers employés et les clients attentionnés les ont appuyés et ont soumis leurs votes tout au long du concours.
Maintenant à sa 10e année, le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada de Cintas tourne les projecteurs sur les entreprises qui font un effort supplémentaire pour créer les toilettes les plus mémorables qui soient. Le concours est ouvert à la soumission de candidatures pour les toilettes non résidentielles situées au Canada et accessibles au public.
Les finalistes de l’édition 2019 ont été sélectionnés en fonction de la propreté, de l’attrait visuel, de l’innovation, de la fonctionnalité et des éléments de design uniques. Voici les résultats du vote en ligne, ouvert au public du 15 juillet au 16 août :
  • Beaver Hill Shell – Lac La Biche, Alberta
  • Cosmos Café – Ville de Québec, Québec
  • Café Laurence et Chico – Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
  • Cluny Bistro – Toronto, Ontario
  • Restaurant Bauhaus – Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada, visitez le site www.bestrestroom.com/french ou communiquez en ligne avec Christina Alvarez à l’adresse suivante : 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 compose l’indice boursier Standard & Poor’s 500.

Alberta’s Beaver Hill Shell Wins the Title of Canada’s Best Restroom

Gas station restroom awarded $2,500 from Cintas Canada
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Sept 24, 2019 — No fueling around! Cintas Canada, Ltd. is proud to crown Alberta’s Beaver Hill Shell gas station the 2019 Canada’s Best Restroom® winner. The public voted Beaver Hill Shell the best public washroom in the country, earning it the top prize of $2,500 in Cintas products and services to keep its washrooms Ready for the Workday®. The washrooms will also be honoured with a place in the Canada’s Best Restroom® Hall of Fame.
We’re so grateful for the public’s support to help us earn the title of Canada’s Best Restroom, said Mo Kabalan, owner and operator, Beaver Hill Shell. We strive to offer travelers a nice space to relax before getting back on the road and we’re honoured to be recognized for the hard work and investment that we put into our washrooms.
The washrooms at Beaver Hill Shell were designed with the comforts of its customers in mind. Cleanliness was also a top priority. Unlike conventional rest-stops, the washrooms feature luxurious details throughout. Granite countertops are subtly complimented with a herringbone pattern on the floor. Echoing the stall doors and the shelves mounted inside, the mirrors are framed in wood to create a modern yet rustic look. Meanwhile, simple details such as saloon-style doors by the gas-line toilet-paper dispensers make the washrooms stand out.
The Beaver Hill Shell washrooms create a new rest-stop experience and raise the standard of gas station washrooms, so it’s not surprising that the public voted them number one, said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. It’s not often a public washroom turns out to be a highlight from your road trip, but we’re sure travelers from near and far will stop to see these award-winning facilities for themselves.
Beaver Hill Shell’s engagement throughout the contest played a significant role in driving votes for their facilities. They drove awareness via their social media page as well as participated in several radio, TV and newspaper interviews. In addition, Shell Canada helped Beaver Hill promote the contest through paid media and advertisements. Most importantly, proud employees and caring customers, rooted for them and submitted votes throughout the contest. ®.
Now in its 10th year, the Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom contest shines a spotlight on businesses that go the extra mile to create the most memorable restrooms imaginable. The contest is open to any non-residential restroom in Canada that is accessible to the public.
The 2019 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Online voting was open to the public from July 15 through August 16, which produced the following results:
  • Beaver Hill Shell – Lac La Biche, Alberta
  • Cosmos Café Quebec City, Quebec
  • Laurence and Chico Café Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Cluny Bistro Toronto, Ontario
  • Bauhaus Restaurant Vancouver, British Columbia
For more information about the Canada’s Best Restroom contest, www.bestrestroom.com/ca or 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 Opens Voting for the America’s Best Restroom® Contest Finalists

The polls are open to the public now through Sept. 13

CINCINNATI – Aug. 5, 2019 – Featuring the best of the best, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), is proud to reveal the ten finalists in this year’s America’s Best Restroom® contest. The public is invited to vote for their favorite restroom at www.bestrestroom.com, now through Sept. 13. The 18th annual contest celebrates public restrooms across the country that go above and beyond to provide unique and clean facilities for guests.

“From a sophisticated French brasserie to a restroom that’s literally a zoo, each of this year’s finalists offer cleanliness and unique design elements worthy of any Instagram selfie,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “We’re proud to spotlight businesses that provide quirky, well-maintained restrooms that are as creative as they are clean. These finalists understand the importance of ensuring patrons leave the restroom with a positive, lasting impression.”

Without further ado, the 2019 America’s Best Restroom Finalists include:

  • Butcher and the Brewer – Cleveland, Ohio
    The atmosphere at Butcher and the Brewer is unique, including its restrooms. The restrooms feature a common entryway. A green subway–tiled accent wall pops against a white communal sink which is centered between private stalls with men’s stalls on the right, women on the left.
  • Jianna Restaurant – Greenville, South Carolina
    Each of the four single–user washrooms embrace different visions that come to mind of Italian culture with distinctive personality and flair. Picture an old-world town square with cobblestone streets and rustic charm, another that reflects Italy’s beautiful seacoast and the fresh salt air. While one transports you to sipping delicious local limoncello and finally the last conjures up images of racy red sports cars on winding hairpin roads. All materials including tile, wallcovering, accessories and lighting were specifically chosen to reflect the character of each space to transport the guest to their own Italian daydream.
  • Jupiter Next – Portland, Oregon
    The restrooms at this Portland hotel include seven stalls with floor–to–ceiling, gray stone-paneled walls. The stalls are arranged in a semicircle around a trough-style shared sink. Other features include gold faucets and candelabra light fixtures with soft, dim lighting.
  • La Belle Helene – Charlotte, North Carolina
    La Belle Helene is Charlotte’s most beautiful French brasserie, located in the heart of the city. The ambiance, in every detail, is authentically French, designed by renowned Parisian architect and designer Richard LaFond. From the black and white tiles to the unique murals, soft lighting, and classic bronze elements, these touches are nods to the countless eateries tucked within the streets of the famous City of Lights. La Belle Helene’s unisex restroom vanity offers a shared space for all guests to do more than just wash their hands. A hand-painted mural reflected in the vanity mirror offers a backdrop – for selfies, of course, and the space has been named Charlotte’s most beautiful bathroom time over time.
  • LaGuardia Airport Terminal B – New York City, New York
    LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), the private entity rebuilding LaGuardia’s Terminal B, is dedicated to reimagining what a top–class visitor experience for travelers entails – and high–quality restrooms are a key part of that experience. LGP worked with designers to build a restroom that reflects their vision for a 21st century terminal, emphasizing efficiency, aesthetics and innovation. The stalls are deeper and wider to allow passengers to easily bring in luggage and close the door behind them. Prioritizing cleanliness, the restrooms in the new Terminal B are designed to be as hands–free as possible. The sinks are trough–style with a raised counter above. The restrooms even incorporate live orchids, custom mosaic tiles at the entryway and over the urinals, as well as graphics depicting New York City on the stall doors.
  • Mourad – San Francisco, California
    Designed by Olle Lundberg, the restrooms at Mourad feature elements of traditional Moroccan design with a modern interpretation. The restrooms capture Morocco and San Francisco in a space that celebrates old and new, tradition and innovation. Each of the fully enclosed stalls is decorated in a different color of floor–to–ceiling Moroccan mosaic tile. The stalls also feature a marble shelf and mirror and open to a communal marble–countertop sink.
  • Nashville Zoo – Nashville, Tennessee
    Nashville Zoo’s Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear women’s restroom offers more than meets the eye. Visible through a floor–to–ceiling glass window are a family of six cotton–top tamarins. This lush indoor exhibit features these critically endangered primates and all their antics. Meanwhile, Nashville Zoo’s Entry Village men’s restroom features floor–to–ceiling glass window with a view of the ball python snake exhibit.
  • Natick Mall – Natick, Massachusetts The Natick Mall restrooms include a waiting room with a chandelier centered above. They also feature makeup stations and two private changing/nursing rooms with a lounge chair and outlets. Each stall also includes a marble shelf to hold your bag.
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York City, New York
    In December 2007, the New Museum opened its distinct building designed by the Pritzker Prize–winning architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA. Located at 235 Bowery, the building is distinguished by its minimalist design. For the restrooms, the Tokyo–based architects selected a super–graphic pattern of pixilated cherry blossoms juxtaposed against hotly hued fields of orange and turquoise, covering the bathroom walls.
  • Sea–Tac Airport North Satellite Terminal – Seattle, Washington
    The new North Satellite Terminal at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport is part of the first stage of the $658.3m North Satellite Modernization Project. The restrooms feature automatic soap dispensers, quartz multi–station lavatories and flushing fixtures served by a rainwater harvest system that will provide 750,000 gallons annually to the restrooms. Additionally, there are separate sinks inside the ADA stalls and family restrooms with adult changing tables. All restrooms are co–located with custodial support closets to enable keeping the restrooms Opening Day Fresh!

The ten 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 $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

Last year’s winner, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Florida, received the most votes for its wild restrooms that feature tarpon, otter, osprey, and sea turtle sculptures, providing an underwater wildlife illusion.

Vote for your favorite loo 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.

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 training and compliance courses, 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 the 2019 Canada’s Best Restroom® Contest Finalists

Vote for your favourite washroom now through Aug. 16
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — July 15, 2019 — – It’s time to vote for the top toilets in this year’s Canada’s Best Restroom contest! Cintas Canada, Ltd.invites the public to vote for their favourite washroom at www.bestrestroom.com/canada, now through Aug. 16. The annual contest celebrates public washrooms across the country that go above and beyond to provide unique and clean facilities for guests.
“From rubber duckies to graphic design and graffiti, this year’s finalists feature quirky and unique design elements while remaining focused on providing a clean and well-maintained washroom,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada Ltd. “Our contest spotlights businesses that invest in clean, wellmaintained washrooms in order to leave a lasting impression on their patrons and keep them coming back. We can’t wait to find out the public’s pick in this year’s contest!”
The 2019 finalists for the Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom contest include:
  1. Bauhaus Restaurant — Vancouver, British Columbia
    Bayview Shopping Centre guests are welcomed with chic chandeliers at the restroom entrance. Its washrooms feature fully enclosed stalls, each with its own touch free toilet, faucet and hand dryer. There is a nursing room equipped with a changing station and sink, as well as two cushioned chairs. The washrooms also include stylish sconces on both sides of its classy hand washing basins.
  2. Beaverhill Shell — Lac La Biche, Alberta
    The washrooms at Beaverhill Shell were designed with the comforts of its customers in mind. Unlike conventional rest-stops, they feature luxurious details throughout. Clean lines like herringbone-patterned wall and floor tile, paired with sleek wall sconces, shining chandeliers and large, decorative mirrors create a modern yet rustic look. Meanwhile, simple details like relaxing artwork and warm, wooden stall doors make the washrooms stand out. The Beaverhill Shell washrooms create a new reststop experience and raise the standard of gas station washrooms.
  3. Cluny Bistro — Toronto, Canada
    Located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, within the heritage site of the Gooderham Building, Cluny Bistro’s washrooms were designed by Studio Munge. Solid oak partition walls and beautiful cement tile floors with white marble counters create a space worthy of its guests. The washrooms feature warm woods, delicate gold fixtures and frosted glass. Meanwhile, the tiled floor is decorated in shades of yellow, orange and duck-egg blue.
  4. Laurence and Chico Café — Vancouver, British Columbia
    The Laurence and Chico Café was designed by Laurence Li and Chico Wang, complete with whimsical wallpapers, tiles and furnishings replicating their signature prints. You can Instagram every corner of the café, including the washrooms, which offer customers an escape from reality. One of the washrooms is rubber ducky themed where if you look up, you’ll see the ceiling adorned with them. Another is a floral-themed washroom featuring paper mâché flowers.
  5. Cosmos Café — Quebec City, Quebec
    With its eclectic décor and modern style, the Cosmos Café carries an atmosphere worth experiencing. The artistic elements found throughout the café flow into the washrooms where you’ll find sinks made of rock with waterfall faucets and touchless amenities. The walls are slate tile and feature unique one-way mirrored fish tanks.
The five finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The winner will receive the royal restroom treatment from Cintas with $2,500 in facility services to help keep their restrooms Ready for the Workday®.
Last year’s winner, St. Albert Honda, drove home the title of Canada’s Best Restroom for its revving restrooms that promote convenience and cleanliness with hands-free amenities, such as touchless faucets, soap dispensers, hand dryers, a “stepNpull” door opener, and deluxe baby changing stations in both female and male washrooms.
Vote for your favourite loo at https://www.bestrestroom.com/ca.
For more information about the Canada’s Best Restroom contest, 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.

Cinq finalistes ont été choisis pour l’édition 2019 du concours Meilleures toilettes du Canada de Cintas.

Votez pour vos toilettes préférées d’ici le 16 août
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — 15 juillet 2019 — – Le moment est venu de voter au concours desMeilleures toilettes du CanadaMC de cette année! Cintas Canada, Ltd.Ltée. invite le public à voter pour ses toilettes préférées sur www.bestrestroom.com/canada, d’ici le 16 août. Le concours annuel met à l’honneur les toilettes publiques de tout le pays qui vont bien au-delà de mettre à disposition des installations propres et remarquables pour les clients.
Que ce soient les petits canards en caoutchouc ou la conception graphique et les graffitis, les finalistes de cette année présentent des éléments de conception uniques et originaux sans perdre de vue la mise à disposition de toilettes propres et bien entretenues », déclare Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing chez Cintas Canada Ltée. « Notre concours met en valeur les entreprises qui investissent dans des toilettes propres et bien entretenues qui font une impression durable sur leurs clients et les incitent à revenir. Nous sommes impatients de connaître le choix du public pour le concours de cette année! »
Finalistes 2019 du concours des Meilleures toilettes du CanadaMC de Cintas :
  1. Restaurant Bauhaus — Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
    Le Restaurant Bauhaus puise son inspiration dans le mouvement dit du « Bauhaus » du début du 20e siècle, célèbre pour son approche originale de l’architecture et du design, dans laquelle chaque forme a une fonction. Les toilettes du restaurant inspirées du street art de Berlin ont été créées à l’instigation d’Olliemoonsta, un duo d’artistes venu d’Espagne et de formation beaux-arts et design graphique. Les toilettes se parent de citations de Walter Gropius, le fondateur de l’école du Bauhaus, et de graphismes et graffitis originaux rendant hommage au mouvement de design du Bauhaus.
  2. Station-service Shell Beaverhill – — – Lac la Biche (Alberta)
    Les toilettes de la station-service Beaverhill Shell ont été conçues en pensant en priorité au confort des clients. Contrairement aux autres stations-service, elles sont truffées de détails luxueux. Les lignes nettes en arêtes de poisson des carreaux des murs et des sols couplées avec des appliques murales élancées, des lustres resplendissants et de grands miroirs décoratifs leur confèrent un look moderne mais rustique. Ceci étant, grâce à de simples détails comme des visuels apaisants et des portes de cabine en bois chaleureux, ces toilettes se démarquent du lot. Les toilettes de la station-service Beaverhill Shell donnent une impression nouvelle des aires de repos et relèvent le niveau habituel des toilettes de stations-service.
  3. Cluny Bistro — Toronto, Ontario
    Situées dans le quartier historique de Distillery District à Toronto, au sein du site classé du Gooderham Building, les toilettes du Cluny Bistro ont été conçues par Studio Munge. Les cloisons en chêne massif et les superbes planchers en carreaux de ciment avec comptoirs en marbre blanc composent un espace digne de ses clients. Les toilettes conjuguent boiseries chaleureuses, délicates enluminures dorées et verre dépoli. De son côté, le carrelage s’habille de tons jaune, orange et bleu canard.
  4. Café Laurence et Chico — Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
    Le Café Laurence et Chico, conçu par Laurence Li et Chico Wang, est tout en papiers peints, carreaux et mobiliers fantasques, bien à leur image. Le café se prête à une présentation Instagram dans tous ses recoins, y compris dans les toilettes, qui offrent aux clients une évasion de la réalité. L’une des toilettes joue sur le thème des petits canards en caoutchouc, il vous suffit de lever les yeux au plafond pour vous en rendre compte. Une autre adopte un thème floral avec des fleurs en papier mâché.
  5. Cosmos Café — Ville de Québec, Québec
    Avec sa décoration éclectique et son style contemporain, le Cosmos est empreint d’une atmosphère qui vaut le détour. Les éléments artistiques dont le café regorge se prolongent jusque dans les toilettes où vous trouverez des éviers de pierre dotés de robinets style cascade ainsi que des accessoires sans contact. Les parois sont recouvertes de carreaux d’ardoise et sont dotées d’aquariums originaux à effet miroir unidirectionnel.
Les cinq finalistes de l’édition ont été sélectionnés en fonction de la propreté, de l’attrait visuel, de l’innovation, de la fonctionnalité et des éléments de design niques. Le gagnant aura l’honneur de figurer dans le Temple de la renommée des Meilleures toilettes du Canada et recevra l’équivalent de 2500 $ de services aux établissements de la part de Cintas pour l’aider à maintenir le bon état de ses toilettes primées.
Le gagnant de l’année dernière, St. Albert Honda, est reparti avec le titre de Meilleures toilettes du Canada pour ses toilettes de haute tenue qui favorisent la propreté et la commodité avec ses accessoires mains libres, comme des robinets, des distributeurs de savon, des séchoirs à mains sans contact ainsi qu’un ouvre-porte « stepNpull » et des tables à langer de qualité supérieure dans les toilettes des hommes ainsi que dans celles des femmes.
Votez pour vos petits coins préférés sur https://www.bestrestroom.com/canada.
Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada, communiquez en ligne avec Christina Alvarez à l’adresse suivante :calvarez@mulberrymc.com or 708-908-0898.
À propos de Cintas Canada, Ltée
Cintas Canada Ltée, dont le siège social 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 compose l’indice boursier Standard & Poor’s 500.