Cintas Makes a Splash with the Top 10 America’s Best Restroom® Contest Finalists

Vote for your favorite restroom now through September 18

Cincinnati – August 6, 2018 – Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) announced today the top 10 finalists for the 2018 America’s Best Restroom® contest. For the 17th year in a row, the contest will showcase the best public restrooms in the U.S. and award one lucky loo with $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom cleaning or facility management, along with a lifetime of bathroom bragging rights. Now through Sept. 18, the public is invited to vote for their favorite finalist at www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com.

“From coast to coast, this year’s finalists highlight how restroom cleanliness, artistic design and sustainable features can leave a positive, lasting impression on customers,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “With vibrant colors, picturesque views and creative architecture, there’s a perfect restroom for everyone with this year’s finalists. The America’s Best Restroom contest invites the country to come together and vote for the worthiest facility.”

The top 10 restrooms in this year’s America’s Best Restroom contest include:

1. Barrio — Chicago
After guests exit the women’s restrooms at Chicago’s trendy Mexican restaurant, Barrio, it’s common to hear the phrase: “Did you check out the bathroom? There’s a disco ball in there!” In addition to its shiny disco ball, the facility features colorful high heel patterned wallpaper and a hot pink ceiling. The upbeat ambiance screams anything but ordinary, making it the perfect place to freshen up, reapply lipstick and hit the streets of the Windy City.

2. Bryant Park — New York City
After a $270,000 renovation, the new and improved Bryant Park restroom offers its one million visitors per year an oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle. Full-time attendants, fresh flowers, and classical music welcome the public with a luxurious comfort station experience. The facility uses Toto EcoPower technology to harness the energy of running water to power itself, and features water-efficient fixtures and LED lighting to reduce electrical costs and its environmental impact. With crown molding, cove lighting, glass mosaic details and tiles from around the globe, this Manhattan marvel is a site to behold.

3. Dream Hollywood Hotel — Hollywood, CA
The Dream Hollywood Hotel’s rooftop has a restroom that takes guests to new heights. With floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Observatory, these facilities allow visitors to gaze out at the city and take a postcard-worthy photo. Sleek subway tiles, long oval mirrors and golden globe lights surround a large granite island with deep sinks and modern faucets.

4. Green Bay Botanical Garden — Green Bay, Wis.
Nicknamed the “Hobbit House,” Green Bay Botanical Garden is home to a fun, playful and clean restroom facility straight out of a fantasy world. Located in its children’s garden area, the structure is built directly into the hill side to maintain a cool temperature and offer visitors a hill that showcases a perfect view of the gardens. Using natural materials whenever possible and installing local boulders as part of the design, the Les & Dar Stumpf Hobbit House Restroom is a sustainable building that reflects raw, creative innovation.

5. Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton — La Jolla, CA
Perched high on the 11th floor overlooking the stunning vistas of Southern California, the restroom at the Hotel La Jolla provides guests with a breathtaking view of La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego. Facing the coast, the large windows capture the natural, constantly changing ocean light, complementing the earth tones of the restroom interior. In this restroom, it’s common for guests to spend extra time washing their hands just to gaze out at the beautiful views.

6. J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge — Sanibel, Fla.
Manatees, otters, alligators – oh my! The newest adventure at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge comes to life with restrooms that immerse you in underwater scenery. Life-size animal sculptures grace the walls leading to and within the restrooms. The facility walls feature mesmerizing photographic tile murals of lush, watery mangrove scenes and its stalls showcase professional bird photography. These Learning Lavatories not only dazzle but educate visitors with interpretive messaging about local wildlife and saving the environment, turning a necessary “nature call” into a “nature enthrall.”

7. MI VIDA — Washington, D.C.
Inspired by the vibrant Mexican color palette, the restrooms at MI VIDA restaurant transport guests into a colorful, stylish and Instagram-worthy world. Hot pink doors pop against the hand-stenciled floors that pay tribute to Mexican folk art as aqua-grey penny tile ceilings shine from above. Sleek, brushed stainless steel plumbing fixtures bring an unexpected industrial touch, and a fully-integrated, paperless sink system with its cool cascading stream of blue light keeps the fiesta going even as guests freshen up.

8. Morgan Manufacturing — Chicago
The industrial elegance of the Morgan Manufacturing space located in the West Loop of Chicago extends to its massive restrooms. The generous, sleek spaces are outfitted with custom, glistening chandeliers made from repurposed pipes and crystals. With a modern concrete floor, tall stalls made from white marble partitions line half of the restroom walls while the other half is covered in mirrored subway tiles. With a large leather ottoman and plenty of artistic décor, this facility brings an element of sophistication to industrial design.

9. The Mud House — St. Louis, MO
Decorated with fun, local and eclectic antique pieces, this cozy café brings its artistic flair right into its restroom. With Monopoly, Sorry!, Clue, Scrabble and other classic board games plastered on the walls, it’s nearly impossible to be bored in the Mud House’s restroom! Guests will find themselves surrounded by their favorite childhood board games and interesting vintage maps from floor to ceiling, creating a nostalgic and entertaining bathroom experience for all ages.

10. The Progress — San Francisco, CA
The restrooms at The Progress are a true departure from the soft wooden tones and natural feel of the dining room. Wanting guests to feel as though they weren’t just walking into a restroom, but entering a sparkly drum set, the owners and designers of the restaurant used 250 pounds of glitter to achieve their mission. A thick layer of glitter coats the walls, floor and ceiling, creating a 360-degree sparkly, colorful and exceptional restroom experience that no guest could forget.

The 10 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The restroom that receives the most votes from America will be awarded $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning restroom.

For more information about the contest, please contact Alex Weiss at aweiss@mulberrymc.com or (312) 664-1532.

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 the 2018 Canada’s Best Restroom® Contest Finalists

The public can vote for their favourite washroom now through Aug. 17
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — July 16, 2018 — Wild wallpaper, shiny stalls, and marvelous modern mirrors – the five finalists for this year’s Canada’s Best Restroom contest have it all! Hosted by Cintas Canada, Ltd., the contest aims to shine a spotlight on public washrooms across the country that go above and beyond to provide unique and clean facilities for guests. The public is invited to vote for their favourite washroom at www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/ca, now through Aug. 17.
“From restaurants to education centres to malls and even car dealerships, this year’s finalists showcase the best of the best in washroom décor, cleanliness and function,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada Ltd. “Our contest celebrates businesses that go the extra mile to improve customer satisfaction by maintaining clean, innovative facilities. We’re excited to find out which washroom will win the public’s heart and be crowned this year’s winner!”
The 2018 finalists for the Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom® contest include:
  1. Anh and Chi — Vancouver, British Columbia
    Anh and Chi’s gender-neutral washroom transports guests to a tropical rainforest with its iconic Martinique wallpaper, mirroring Vietnam’s lush jungles. The wooden cabinets, custom made doors and gold Kohler faucets warm the sleek cement communal sink that extends the length of the room. Within the stalls, guests are met with a private, fully enclosed and luxurious getaway – candle and aroma reeds included. Inspired by tradition and modernity, the unique light fixtures by Cedar & Moss and smoky mirrors within the washroom accent the restaurant’s design and warm atmosphere.
  2. Erin Mills Town Centre — Mississauga, Ontario
    As part of its $100 million renovation, the new Erin Mills Town Centre facilities were designed and built to be fully AODA compliant, allowing complete accessibility for all. The washrooms feature adequate space for those requiring assistive devices and/or personal assistance and include a spacious nursing room. Colourful flowers and mosaic art complement the sleek, crisp white Corian and warm Jatoba wood tones. The final touch is the eye-catching ceiling light cove, giving these washrooms a bright and airy ambiance that mimics natural lighting.
  3. Oretta — Toronto, Ontario
    Upon entering Oretta, guests are met with art-deco-inspired zig-zag patterned walls and floors, sky-high arched ceilings and a pink and gold wall installation. Atop Oretta’s elaborate golden staircase, visitors will find a long hallway with dark blue doors, leading them to private washrooms that alternate in color, from white and gold to black and gold. Each facility features sleek marble tiled walls, modern fixtures and a globe light. The oval mirror, bright lighting and décor make these washrooms the perfect space for Instagram enthusiasts to snap an artistic after-dinner selfie.
  4. Saskatchewan Science Centre — Regina, Saskatchewan
    Immersive, engaging and educational – the Saskatchewan Science Centre washrooms are an extension of its entertaining exhibits and respond to the call of nature with… the call of nature! The concept of an “outhouse in the woods” was created through the use of floor, wall and ceiling visuals as well as an audio soundtrack which transports visitors to the boreal forests of Saskatchewan. The washrooms mimic the act of stepping into another world where you can do your business amid the sights and sounds of nature – without having to worry about bears.
  5. St. Albert Honda — St. Albert, Alberta
    The St. Albert Honda washrooms feature an accent wall intended to represent the revolutions per minute (RPM) meter in a vehicle and the redline effect. The revving restrooms promote convenience and cleanliness with specialty fixtures, such as touchless faucets, soap dispensers, hand dryers, towel dispensers, automatic air fresheners and deluxe baby change stations in both female and male washrooms. The hands-free “stepNpull” door opener ensures contact with door handle germs is avoided when exiting the washrooms. Once outside, guests can use a conveniently located touchless hand sanitizer for an added touch of cleanliness.
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, the Bayview Shopping Centre in Toronto, Ontario, took the crown for its elegant chandeliers and stylish nursing room, equipped with a changing station, sink and cushioned chairs.
Vote for your favourite loo and check out past winners at www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/ca.
For more information about the Canada’s Best Restroom contest, contact Alex Weiss at aweiss@mulberrymc.com.
About Cintas Canada, Ltd.
Cintas Canada Ltd, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas helps more than 55,000 Canadian businesses of all types and sizes get Ready to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Cintas Canada annonce les finalistes du concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada®, édition 2018

D’ici le 17 août, le public peut voter pour ses toilettes favorites.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Le 16 juillet 2018 — Des papiers peints inspirés de la nature sauvage, des cabines reluisantes, de magnifiques miroirs modernes : les cinq finalistes du concours Meilleures toilettes du Canada de cette année présentent tous ces éléments! Organisé par Cintas Canada, Ltée., le concours vise à mettre en vedette, partout au pays, des toilettes publiques dont le caractère unique et la propreté surpassent toutes les autres pour le bénéfice de leurs clients. D’ici le 17 août, le public est invité à voter pour les toilettes qu’il préfère au www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/french.
« Des restaurants aux centres de formation, en passant par les centres commerciaux et les concessionnaires automobiles, les finalistes de cette année présentent ce qu’il y a de mieux en matière de décoration, de propreté et de fonctionnalités de salles de toilettes », affirme Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing pour Cintas Canada Ltée. Notre concours célèbre les entreprises qui en font plus pour améliorer la satisfaction de leurs clients en leur offrant des installations sanitaires propres et innovantes. « Nous avons hâte de découvrir quelles salles de toilettes gagneront le cœur du public pour remporter le titre du concours cette année! »
Voici les cinq finalistes de l’édition 2018 du concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada :
  1. Anh and Chi — Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
    Les toilettes de genre neutre de Anh and Chi transportent le client vers une forêt tropicale avec le papier peint aux airs de Martinique, reflet des luxurieuses jungles vietnamiennes. Les armoires de bois, les portes fabriquées sur mesure et les robinets Kohler dorés réchauffent l’élégant évier collectif en béton qui allonge la pièce. Dans les cabines entièrement fermées, les invités profitent d’une expérience luxueuse avec chandelles et roseaux aromatiques. Inspirés à la fois de la tradition et de la modernité, les luminaires exclusifs de Cedar & Moss, ainsi que les miroirs fumés de la salle de toilettes, sont un complément parfait au style particulier et à l’atmosphère chaleureuse du restaurant.
  2. Erin Mills Town Centre — Mississauga, Ontario
    Dans le cadre des rénovations d’une valeur de 100 millions de dollars, les installations sanitaires du centre commercial Erin Mills Town Centre ont été construites pour être entièrement conformes à la loi sur l’accessibilité pour les personnes handicapées de l’Ontario, afin de permettre un accès à tous. Les salles de toilettes offrent un espace suffisant pour les personnes nécessitant des dispositifs d’assistance ou l’aide d’une autre personne, et disposent d’une salle d’allaitement spacieuse. Des fleurs colorées et des mosaïques rehaussent le magnifique Corian d’un blanc vif et les chaleureux tons du bois de Jatoba. La touche finale est la lumineuse corniche au plafond qui attire le regard et confère à ces salles de toilettes une ambiance de clarté et d’espace qui imite la lumière naturelle.
  3. Oretta — Toronto, Ontario
    En entrant chez Oretta, les invités sont accueillis dans un décor à motifs zig-zag inspirés de l’art déco sur les murs et les planchers, agrémenté de hauts plafonds en arche et d’une installation murale rose et dorée. En haut de l’élégant escalier doré d’Oretta, les visiteurs se retrouvent dans un long corridor semé de portes bleu foncé qui les mènent à des toilettes privées aux couleurs variées, allant du blanc et or au noir et or. Les murs de chacune des salles de toilette sont recouverts d’élégantes tuiles de marbre, et les luminaires sont modernes, avec des ampoules en globe. Le miroir oval, l’éclairage lumineux et le décor font de ces toilettes l’environnement parfait pour les adeptes d’Instagram qui ont envie de faire un égoportrait artistique après un repas.
  4. Saskatchewan Science Centre — Régina, Saskatchewan
    Immersives, invitantes et éducatives, les salles de toilettes de ce centre de sciences sont une prolongation des expositions divertissantes et répondent à l’appel de la nature… en faisant appel à la nature! Le concept de
    « toilettes extérieures dans les bois » a été créé en utilisant des effets visuels sur les planchers, les murs et les plafonds, agrémentés d’une bande sonore qui transporte les visiteurs dans les forêts boréales de la Saskatchewan. Les toilettes donnent l’impression d’aller au petit coin dans un endroit différent, dans une ambiance audiovisuelle de nature, sans avoir à s’inquiéter des ours.
  5. St. Albert Honda — St. Albert, Alberta
    Les toilettes de St. Albert Honda ont un mur représentant un compteur RPM (tours/minute) d’un véhicule et l’effet de ligne rouge. Ces toilettes au décor d’accélération favorisent la propreté et la commodité, avec des accessoires spécialisés, comme des robinets, des distributeurs de savon, des séchoirs à mains et des distributeurs de serviettes sans contact, des distributeurs automatiques d’assainisseur d’air, et de luxueuses tables à langer autant dans les toilettes des hommes que dans celles des femmes. L’ouvre-porte mains libres « stepNpull » évite tout contact avec les germes qui pourraient se trouver sur la poignée de la porte quand vient le temps de sortir. Une fois sortis, les invités peuvent utiliser le désinfectant à mains sans contact placé à un endroit pratique pour encore plus de propreté.
Les cinq finalistes ont été sélectionnés en fonction de la propreté, de l’attrait visuel, de l’innovation, de la fonctionnalité et des éléments de design uniques. Le lauréat recevra le traitement royal de Cintas, qui lui offrira des services d’entretien de ses toilettes d’une valeur de 2 500 $ afin de l’aider à garder ses toilette Prêt pour la journée de travail®.
L’année dernière, le Bayview Shopping Centre de Toronto, en Ontario, a été le vainqueur du concours grâce à ses élégants lustres et à sa salle d’allaitement stylée, dotée d’une table à langer, d’un évier et de chaises rembourrées.
Votez pour les toilettes de votre choix et voyez nos gagnants précédents au www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/french/.
Pour plus d’information sur le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada, contactez Alex Weiss à l’adresse aweiss@mulberrymc.com.
À propos de Cintas Canada, Ltd.
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 prêts (Ready) 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 ses 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 sols, les fournitures de toilettes et produits de premiers soins et de sécurité, les clients de Cintas sont toujours prêts à entreprendre leur journée (Ready for the Workday). 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.

Cintas Canada est à la recherche de salles de toilettes exceptionnelles pour le concours annuel des Meilleures toilettes du Canada®

Les candidatures seront acceptées jusqu’au 15 juin
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — 13 mars 2018 — Connaissez-vous une salle de toilettes qui fait sensation? Si oui,
soumettez-en immédiatement la candidature! Dès aujourd’hui et jusqu’au15 juin, Cintas Canada, Ltée. accepte les candidatures pour le neuvième concours annuel des Meilleures toilettes du Canada® sur le site www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/French
« Il est très important d’offrir une expérience positive des toilettes publiques », affirme Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing chez Cintas Canada Ltée. « En plus de présenter des salles de toilettes au design unique, ce concours met en valeur le rôle important que jouent des toilettes propres et bien approvisionnées dans le succès et la réputation d’une entreprise. »
L’an dernier, c’est le Bayview Village Shopping Centre de Toronto, en Ontario, qui s’est mérité ce titre et un prix pour son décor chic, ses splendides lustres, ses chaises rembourrées et ses toilettes, ses robinets et ses sèche-mains sans contact manuel.
« Nous sommes vraiment honorés d’avoir gagné le concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada », a déclaré John Minas, le directeur général du Bayview Village Shopping Centre. « Dès que la nouvelle s’est répandue, tout le monde parlait de nos salles de toilettes, et elles continuent de retenir l’attention de nos visiteurs. Nous sommes fiers de créer pour nos invités un environnement à la fois simple et luxueux qui se prolonge jusque dans nos salles de toilettes. »
Êtes-vous propriétaire d’un établissement dont les installations sont remarquables? Êtes-vous l’esprit créatif derrière l’aménagement d’une salle de toilettes ou faites-vous partie de l’équipe qui en a élaboré le desing raffiné? Ou avez-vous visité une salle de toilettes très luxueuse? Si oui, soumettez-en dès aujourd’hui la candidature sur le site www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/French.
Ce concours est ouvert à la soumission de candidature de toute toilette non domiciliaire située au Canada et accessible au grand public. Les inscriptions seront jugées en fonction de cinq critères : propreté, apparence, innovation, fonctionnalité et éléments de design uniques. Suivez l’événement durant l’été pour connaître les cinq sensationnels finalistes et votez pour celui que vous préférez. Le lauréat recevra le traitement royal de Cintas qui lui offrira des services d’entretien de ses toilettes d’une valeur de 2 500 $.
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 214-571-6322.
About 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 65 000 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 de revêtements de sol, 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.

Cintas Canada Seeks Washrooms that Wow for the Annual Canada’s Best Restroom Contest®

Nominations are open now through June 15
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — March 13, 2018 — Do you know of a washroom that is brag-worthy? If so, nominate it now! Starting today through June 15th, Cintas Canada, Ltd. is accepting nominations at www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/Ca for the ninth annual Canada’s Best Restroom contest®.
“There is great value in providing a positive public washroom experience,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada, Ltd. “In addition to showcasing unique, well-designed restrooms, this contest highlights the importance of having a clean, well-stocked facility for a business’ success and reputation.”
Last year, the Bayview Village Shopping Centre in Toronto, Ontario, won the title and prize for its chic décor, elegant chandeliers, cushioned chairs and touch-free toilets, faucets and hand dryers.
“We are incredibly honoured to have won the Canada’s Best Restroom contest,” said John Minas, General Manager, Bayview Village Shopping Centre. “Soon after the news broke, our washrooms were the talk of the town and still continue to be a highlight for visitors. We pride ourselves in creating a simple yet luxurious atmosphere for our guests, and that certainly extends into our washrooms.”
Do you own a business with fabulous facilities? Are you the creative mind or part of a team behind a washroom’s stylish design? Or have you visited a particularly luxurious loo? Nominate it today at www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/Ca.
This contest is open to any non-residential restroom in Canada that is accessible to the general public. Entries will be judged based on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Stay tuned this summer, to find out who the five fabulous finalists are and vote for your favourite. The winner will receive the royal restroom treatment from Cintas with $2,500 in facility services.
For contest updates, fun facts and bathroom 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 214-571-6322.
About Cintas Canada, Ltd.
Cintas Canada Ltd, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas helps more than 65,000 Canadian businesses of all types and sizes get Ready to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Cintas Canada couronne le centre commercial Bayview Village Shopping Centre champion de l’édition 2017 du concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada®

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — le 10 octobre 2017 — Le public s’est prononcé! Cintas Canada, Ltd. est fière d’annoncer que le Bayview Village Shopping Centre de Toronto a recueilli le plus grand nombre de votes lui permettant de se mériter le grand prix de l’édition 2017 du concours des Meilleures toilettes du Canada. Bayview Village recevra une valeur de 2 500 $ en produits et services de Cintas qui l’aideront à être Prêt pour la journée de travailMD.
« Nous sommes très honorés que le public nous ait choisis pour recevoir le prix des Meilleures toilettes du Canada », a déclaré John Minas, le directeur général du Bayview Village Shopping Centre. « Bayview Village est l’un des centres commerciaux les plus prestigieux et nos toilettes n’en sont que le reflet. Nous nous faisons un point d’honneur d’offrir à nos distingués visiteurs des toilettes dont l’élégance et la propreté sont mémorables. »
Dès leur entrée dans les toilettes du Bayview Village Shopping Centre, les visiteurs sont accueillis par de splendides lustres. Entièrement fermé, chacun des cabinets est muni de sa propre toilette, d’un robinet et d’un sèche-mains sans contact manuel. La salle d’allaitement est équipée d’une table à langer et d’un lavabo, et comprend deux chaises rembourrées. Ces toilettes comportent également d’élégantes appliques murales de chaque côté de ses lavabos.
« Les finalistes de cette année se sont menés une lutte très serrée jusqu’à la dernière minute », a commenté Candice Raynsford, directrice du marketing chez Cintas Canada Ltd. « Le soutien dont a bénéficié Bayview Village reflète bien l’impact que des toilettes élégantes et bien tenues peuvent exercer sur la perception que le public se fait d’une entreprise. »
Les toilettes des finalistes de 2017 ont été choisies en fonction de la propreté, de l’apparence, de l’innovation, de la fonctionnalité et de leurs éléments de design uniques. Le vote en ligne, ouvert au public du 11 juillet au 8 septembre, a produit les résultats suivants :
  1. Bayview Village Shopping Centre – Toronto, Ontario
  2. Spring Grill House Restaurant – Hamilton, Ontario
  3. Dorinku Restaurant – Edmonton, Alberta
  4. New City Gas – Montreal, Québec
  5. Renaissance Hotel – Montreal, Québec
Pour plus de renseignements ou pour obtenir une entrevue, veuillez communiquer avec Christina Alvarez, éditrice du sondage, au 214 571-6322 ou par courriel à l’adresse calvarez@mulberrymc.com.
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 de revêtements de sol, 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.

Cintas Canada Crowns Bayview Village Shopping Centre 2017 Canada’s Best Restroom®

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Oct. 10, 2017 — The public has spoken! Cintas Canada, Ltd. is proud to announce that the Bayview Village Shopping Centre in Toronto received the most votes to claim the top prize in the 2017 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. Bayview Village will receive $2,500 in Cintas products and services to help keep its washrooms Ready for the Workday®.
“We’re extremely honoured that the public voted us Canada’s Best Restroom,” said John Minas, General Manager, Bayview Village Shopping Centre. “Bayview Village is one of Canada’s most prestigious shopping centres, and our washrooms reflect that. We take pride in providing our glamorous guests with a chic and clean restroom experience.”
Bayview Village Shopping Centre guests are welcomed with elegant 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 hand washing basins.
“It was a tight race amongst this year’s finalists that came down to the wire,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada Ltd. “The support that Bayview Village received shows the impact that stylish and well maintained washrooms have on the public’s perception of a business.”
The 2017 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Online voting was open to the public from July 11th through September 8th, which produced the following results:
  1. Bayview Village Shopping Centre – Toronto, Ontario
  2. Spring Grill House Restaurant – Hamilton, Ontario
  3. Dorinku Restaurant – Edmonton, Alberta
  4. New City Gas – Montreal, Québec
  5. Renaissance Hotel – Montreal, Québec
For more information or to set up an interview, please contact Survey Editor Christina Alvarez at 214-571-6322 or calvarez@mulberrymc.com.
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.

The Polls are Open in the 2017 America’s Best Restroom® Contest

Voting ends on Oct. 27

Cincinnati – Sept. 21, 2017 – From disco balls to shark-infested stalls, get ready to cast your vote! Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today revealed the top ten finalists for its 16th annual America’s Best Restroom Contest®. The public can vote for their favorite restroom now through Oct. 27 at www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com.

“Most public bathrooms are not considered pleasant places to be, but with their stunning stalls and unique design features, this year’s 10 finalists are tourist attractions in their own right,” said Sean Mulcahey, marketing manager, Cintas. “These finalists realize the impact a clean and memorable restroom has on the customer experience. We can’t wait to see which one America selects as its favorite.”

The best bowls in the 2017 America’s Best Restroom Contest include:

Carmel Beach — Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
The Carmel Beach restrooms are built on a bluff just west of Scenic Road at Santa Lucia Avenue, designed to blend in with the beauty of the surrounding area. A stone veneer and board-form finish on the concrete walls provides a rustic look, and a “green roof” covered in plants to complement the surrounding scenery, while the mahogany doors provide a rich contrast. Located adjacent to a heavily-used pedestrian trail, the usefulness of the restroom facility is equal to its aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Doughnut Plant — New York, NY
The restroom at Doughnut Plant’s shop in the historic Chelsea Hotel was inspired by one of the first jobs Doughnut Plant’s founder and owner Mark Isreal had when he moved to NYC: a busboy at the legendary Studio 54. Designed to mirror a disco ball, the restroom walls and floor are covered with twinkling metallic tiles. Of course, the restroom also features a shiny disco ball spinning from the ceiling.

Elsa — Brooklyn, NY
At just 16 square feet each, the Elsa bathrooms make the most of their small footprint through the use of rich materiality and play of light. Back-lit slatted mirrors create an arched ceiling that surrounds the guest and amplifies the space on all sides. Custom doors and hardware, contrasting marble floors, a custom marble and glass sink ledge, reclaimed wall tile and pink plaster walls all come together to make the compact restrooms feel playfully expansive.

La Boucherie on 71 — Los Angeles
Encompassed in the Wilshire Grand Center, the design of the La Boucherie on 71 restrooms creates an “authentic” experience for urban dwellers and visitors alike. The Marie Antoinette-themed restrooms feature fully enclosed stalls and gold accents, including modern light fixtures and faucets. The corridor mimics the hallways of Versailles with wallpapered doors and intricately-patterned lounge chairs.

OdySea Aquarium — Scottsdale, Ariz.
At OdySea Aquarium, the adventure is all around you… even in the restrooms! During the early stages of design, OdySea knew that it wanted to create jaw-dropping moments for its guests at every corner. That’s why they opted out of the typical mirror over the sinks and instead installed an enormous acrylic window leading straight into Shark Waters – its largest exhibit. Where else in the world can you stare a 9-foot lemon shark in the eye as you wash your hands?

Off the Waffle — Portland, Ore.
Off The Waffle is a restaurant that is all about surprising and delighting its guests, and its restroom is no exception. The disco bathroom is the brainchild of its co-founder Omer Orian, after realizing that the restroom space in its Portland location could use a little more pizazz. By flipping the light switch to ‘disco’ mode, the bathroom transforms with flashy lights and music – creating a party in the potty every time. The entire setup was designed and installed by Omer, his brother Dave, and his sister Vered.

Palmetto Brewery — Charleston, SC
The restrooms at Palmetto Brewery feature urinals made out of recycled kegs. If you look closely, you will notice the urinals are designed to look like mouths with tongues. One has braces, another has big buck teeth and the other is designed to look like a vampire. The restrooms also feature corrugated metal stalls and industrial sconces. Aside from its beer, the restrooms are one of Palmetto’s main attractions.

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel — Chicago, IL
Hidden away near the Raised Urban Rooftop Bar, this delightful restroom makes it easy to forget you’re in the heart of downtown Chicago. The ebony tile walls are counterbalanced by a large portrait resembling a bright and beautiful garden that wraps around the main area. Sleek back-lit mirrors rest above black, marble counters with silver under mount sinks. It also features six stalls that are as classy as they are private.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — San Francisco
Snohetta, the designers of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s new 10-story expansion, use the restrooms to activate visitors’ senses and inspire them to explore another floor of the nation’s largest museum of modern and contemporary art. Each floor features a different, eye-popping color in all of the mens, womens and all-gender restrooms. From brilliant green, deep purple, shocking pink, aquatic teal and even SFMOMA’s signature shade of warm red, the restrooms are works of art unto themselves. Insider tip: look for the green flash after exiting the red restroom on the second floor – a classic example of afterimage using complementary colors.

Sinema Restaurant + Bar — Nashville, Tenn.
Sinema Restaurant + Bar is housed in the historic Melrose Theater, which opened in 1942 and has a storied history of delighting movie-goers and creating long lasting memories. With features like Hollywood makeup lights, patterned terrazzo floors, Carerra marble countertops and starlight wall sconces, the ladies’ lounge at Sinema is a recreation of the glamourous days. It?s a frequent ‘must’ destination for guests, who primp and pose before taking a #SinemaSelfie.

The ten finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The restroom that receives the most votes will be awarded $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning restroom.

For more information about the contest, please contact Christina Alvarez at calvarez@mulberrymc.com or (214) 571-6322.

About Cintas Corporation:
Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 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 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.

Five Finalists Have Been Chosen for the 2017 Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

The public can vote for their favourite washroom now through Sept. 8
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — July 11, 2017 — From fancy faucets to chic chandeliers, the five finalists in the Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom contest have it all! Hosted by Cintas Canada, Ltd., the contest highlights public washrooms with dazzling design features and squeaky-clean stalls. The public is invited to vote for their favourite washroom at www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/ca, now through Sept. 8.
“We’re proud to showcase this year’s finalists who recognize the significant role clean and unique washrooms play in a positive customer experience,” said Candice Raynsford, Assistant Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada Ltd. “We encourage the public to support their favourite finalist as we get Ready® to crown a victor.”
The 2017 finalists for the Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom contest include:
  1. Bayview Shopping Centre — Toronto, Ontario
    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. Dorinku Restaurant — Edmonton, Alberta
    Inspired by Tokyo Street Culture, this Japanese pub welcomes its guests with original Japanese dishes and a unique atmosphere. Anime figurines are encased in the walls leading to the washrooms, where patrons are surrounded by a serene décor. The warm wood grains of the vanity and walls are balanced with modern, bold coloured, soap and paper towel dispensers. Taking hygiene to the next level, Dorinku offers patrons options like complimentary mouthwash, bidet style toilets and touchless faucets.
  3. New City Gas — Montreal, Québec
    The washrooms at New City Gas reflect the trendy atmosphere of one of Montreal’s hottest venues. The washrooms resemble a Turkish bath with a communal water fountain to wash your hands. Decorative mosaic tiles line the walls while colourful LED lights illuminate the industrial space.
  4. Renaissance Hotel — Montreal, Québec
    The five individual bathrooms at the lobby level of the new Renaissance Montreal Downtown have a personality of their own. No matter which one guests choose, they will experience something unique and different. The designs are meant to provoke and intrigue guests, whether they walk into a world from Alice in Wonderland or enter a washroom with glitzy copper piping.
  5. Spring Grill House Restaurant — Hamilton, Ontario
    The spotless and stylish washrooms at Spring Grill House feature sleek, grey wall and floor tiles. Beautiful lace leaf flowers adorn individual marble water basins that sit in between modern, backlit wall artwork. The washrooms also include modern toilets and urinals, which are separated by dark panels.
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, the Whitecourt Esso Super Station in Whitecourt, Alberta, took the throne for its decorative lighting and eye-catching wall tiles, paired with sleek countertops.
For contest updates, fun facts and bathroom 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.
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.

Le gagnant du prix des Meilleures toilettes du Canada en 2015 reçoit des commentaires élogieux

Les candidatures pour l’édition 2017 du concours seront acceptées jusqu’au 16 juin.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Le 23 mai 2017 – En 2015, la boutique hors taxes 1000 Islands Duty Free à Lansdowne, en Ontario, se voyait décerner le titre des Meilleures toilettes du Canada® par Cintas Canada, Ltée., et son propriétaire continue de recevoir des commentaires élogieux de ses clients. 1000 Islands s’est mérité ce prix pour ses toilettes publiques conçues pour refléter le panorama naturel qui fait la renommée de la ville; elles offrent des accents aux tons naturels, sont ornées de bois et mises en valeur par d?éblouissants éviers rouges en verre.
« Nous avons reçu des dizaines de commentaires extrêmement positifs de la part de nos clients concernant nos toilettes primées », a déclaré Jeff Butler, le propriétaire de la boutique hors taxes 1000 Islands Duty Free. « Un grand nombre de nos clients locaux sont venus nous parler du prix des Meilleures toilettes du Canada que nous nous sommes mérités, et ils n’ont pas hésité à dire à leurs amis que notre boutique est un arrêt incontournable lorsqu’ils voyagent ».
Durant la saison estivale, les toilettes peuvent accueillir jusqu’à 1 500 personnes par jour. La boutique hors taxes 1000 Islands Duty Free a rénové ses toilettes en 2014 pour remercier ses clients en leur offrant des toilettes qui dépasseraient leurs attentes, non seulement en termes de propreté des lieux mais également au niveau du design.
« Je recommande fortement à d’autres entreprises de participer à ce concours qui leur offre l’occasion de se démarquer sur le marché », a ajouté M. Butler. « Nous avons bénéficié d’une incroyable couverture nationale et régionale qui a mis à l’honneur notre petite ville et donné à notre communauté un sentiment de fierté encore plus grand. »
Si vous connaissez des toilettes publiques exceptionnelles, uniques ou attrayantes, nous voulons le savoir. Les mises en candidature pour le huitième concours annuel des Meilleures toilettes du Canada seront acceptées en ligne dès aujourd’hui et jusqu’au16 juin, à l’adresse suivante : www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/Canada.
Ce concours est ouvert à la soumission de candidatures pour des toilettes non résidentielles situées au Canada, qui sont accessibles au grand public. Les inscriptions seront jugées en fonction de cinq critères : propreté, apparence, innovation, fonctionnalité et éléments de design uniques. Suivez l’événement durant l’été pour connaître les cinq exceptionnels finalistes et voter pour celui que vous préférez. Le lauréat recevra le traitement royal de Cintas qui lui offrira des services d?entretien de ses toilettes d?une valeur de 2 500 $.
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 consulter les règlements officiels, visitez le https://www.www.www.www.www.bestrestroom.com/french/official-rules.asp. 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 encore par téléphone au 214-571-6322.
À propos de Cintas Canada, Ltd.
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 prêtes (Ready) 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 sols, les fournitures de toilettes et les produits de premiers soins et de sécurité, Cintas aide ses clients à être (Prêts pour la journée de travail). 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.