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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

About Cintas Canada, Ltd.
Cintas Canada Ltd, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas helps more than 55,000 Canadian businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing products and services that help keep their customers’ facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With offerings including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products and training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. The company is also the creator of the Cintas Total Clean ProgramTM — a first-of-its-kind service that includes scheduled delivery of essential cleaning supplies, hygienically clean laundering, and sanitizing and disinfecting products and services. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Cintas Canada, Ltd.

Cintas Canada Ltd, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas helps more than 55,000 Canadian businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best.  With products and services including uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Cintas Canada Unveils Five Finalists in the 2021 Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

Cintas Canada Unveils Five Finalists in the 2021 Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — June 7, 2021 —Cintas Canada, Ltd. invites the public to vote for the five finalists in the 2021 Canada’s Best Restroom contest! The polls are open now through July 9 at www.bestrestroom.com/Canada. The facility that receives the most votes will win $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

Cintas’ nationwide contest highlights businesses that have invested in developing and maintaining exceptional washrooms. “These five facilities demonstrate a commitment to prioritizing hygiene and customer service – especially as cleanliness is so important right now – combined with creativity and whimsy not usually seen in washrooms,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada.

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

  1. Toronto Zoo – Toronto, ON

Designed with the Toronto Zoo’s mission of connecting people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction in mind, the new washrooms in the Zoo’s Tundra Trek feature iconic Canadian species. The design draws on inspiration from our natural world for its fresh yet familiar atmosphere. From the cool blue mosaic walls that represent the calm transition of horizon to sky, to the dark and dramatic overhead features that represent the vast night sky across the tundra, no detail is too small. Each handwashing unit features a hands-free faucet, soap dispenser and hand dryer. The trough-style sink eliminates water splashing on the floor and includes hooks on the outside of the counter to hang a purse, backpack or coat. This state-of-the-art facility modernizes the Toronto Zoo’s guest experience in a visually stunning way.

  1. Surrey Park – Surrey, BC

The intent for the park washroom was to create a playful, durable, safe facility that works well within the City of Surrey’s park contexts. The washroom was designed to be universally accessible, hands-free with no-touch fixtures and configured for solar power. It also features public art panels on all four sides of the structure. The design employs a distinct form, strong colours and unique use of materials.

  1. Sweet Market Esso Station – Red Deer, AB

The washrooms at Sweet Market Esso boast decorative high-end tiles and five-star finishes, giving the restrooms a classy feel, mimicking a fancy hotel suite in Italy rather than a convenience store restroom. These washrooms are always a topic of customer conversation in the store where selfies take center stage. The constant comments regarding the awe of it all – plus the extreme cleanliness – are great reminders of the sheer elegance and grandeur these restrooms provide for the customer.

  1. The ROOFTOP – Calgary, AB

The ROOFTOP restaurant is a unique “weather managed” outdoor patio experience located in downtown Calgary. The adjacent indoor washrooms were designed to be inclusive, engaging and distinctively unique. As you enter “The Alley” you are greeted by a life-sized bobblehead re-imagined as your personal concierge. Walk in to immerse yourself in the funky and fun graffiti wallpaper sections taken largely from the “John Lennon Peace Wall” originally created in Prague. Elements of surprise abound throughout these unusual washrooms, including the porta-potty door in the “Mostly Men” area and hidden selfie walls.

  1. Borden Park – Edmonton, AB

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

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

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

About Cintas Canada, Ltd.

Cintas Canada Ltd, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas helps more than 55,000 Canadian businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best.  With products and services including uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Cintas Canada Seeks Nominations for 2021 Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

Cintas Canada Seeks Nominations for 2021 Canada’s Best Restroom Contest

The public can submit their favourite washrooms now through May 14

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — March 15, 2021 —Cintas Canada, Ltd. is asking the public to help identify the 2021 Canada’s Best Restroom! Do you know a business with an awesome washroom? Perhaps your own business facility has what it takes to own the throne? Nominate a deserving washroom today at www.bestrestroom.com/Canada. Nominations will be accepted through May 14, 2021.

The Canada’s Best Restroom contest highlights businesses that have invested in developing and maintaining exceptional washrooms. “With hygiene concerns being top of mind these days, the message behind the contest couldn’t be more relevant,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. “Being a finalist in this contest really is a rewarding accomplishment. It drives exposure to the business as it acknowledges their commitment to customer service.”

Last year’s winner, the Westview RV Park in Alberta, won for its recent renovation, giving its customers the five-star treatment. “It was an incredible honour to be recognized by Cintas Canada for the clean and comfortable washrooms we created for our customers,” said Carol Crick, co-owner and operator, Westview RV Park. “Being named a finalist at the start of the camping season last year helped us attract new customers. The recognition we’ve received since winning has carried over into the upcoming season and generated great exposure for our company.”

Nominees for this year’s contest will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Cintas will select five finalists in June and ask the public to vote for the 2021 grand prize winner. The winner will receive $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

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.

Cintas Canada Crowns Westview RV Park Canada’s Best Restroom

Cintas Canada Crowns Westview RV Park Canada’s Best Restroom

Alberta campground awarded $2,500 from Cintas Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — September 30, 2020 — RV there yet? Cintas Canada, Ltd. is proud to name the Westview RV Park in Wetaskiwin, AB the 2020 Canada’s Best Restroom® winner. The public voted the Westview RV Park the best public washroom in the country, earning it the top prize of a Cintas UltraClean™ restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in Cintas facility 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 blown away by the outpouring of votes to help us earn the title of Canada’s Best Restroom,” said Carol Crick, co-owner and operator, Westview RV Park. “We invested a lot of time into creating clean and comfortable washrooms for our customers. Our luxurious facilities are one of the main reasons travelers choose to stay at our campground.”

The washrooms at the Westview RV Park 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 these the most unbelievable campground washrooms anywhere.

“Travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have many Canadians renting or buying an RV for their family getaways,” said Sonia Mendes, Senior Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. “When travelers visit the Westview campground, they’ll be impressed by the clean and pleasant washroom experience.”

The Westview RV Park’s engagement throughout the contest played a significant role in driving votes for their location. They drove awareness via their social media page as well as participated in several radio, TV and newspaper interviews. Their promotion resulted in thousands of proud employees and caring customers voting for them throughout the contest.

Now in its 11th 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 2020 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Online voting was open to the public from July 13th through August 14th, which produced the following results:

  • Westview RV Park – Wetaskiwin, AB
  • Bicycle Thief – Halifax, NS
  • Hawthorn Dining Room – Calgary, AB
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre – Toronto, ON
  • Leña Restaurante – Toronto, ON

For more information about the Canada’s Best Restroom contest, visit www.bestrestroom.com/canada 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 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 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 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

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 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.

Cintas Canada Launches the 10th Annual Canada’s Best Restroom® Contest

The public can submit their favourite washroom now through June 14

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — March 12, 2019 —Cintas Canada, Ltd. invites the public to help them find this year’s Canada’s Best Restroom. Nominate your favourite public washroom now through June 14th at www.bestrestroom.com/Ca. Whether it’s elegant and modern or quirky and colourful, if it stands out to you, Cintas wants to hear about it.

“A customer’s washroom experience can have a significant impact on their impression of a business,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada, Ltd. “Through this contest, Cintas recognizes businesses that have invested in providing first-rate facilities to keep their customers coming back.”

Last year, St. Albert Honda in Alberta took home the title for its washrooms which promote cleanliness and convenience with automated fixtures, including a “stepNpull” door opener, and deluxe baby changing stations in both the female and male washrooms.

“We were blown away by the red-carpet experience that we received from Cintas Canada when we were named Canada’s Best Restroom,” said Ross Hodgins, Owner, St. Albert Honda. “The media coverage we received during the contest gave the dealership national exposure and we still have customers stopping in to see our washrooms. It’s great to know that so many Canadians take as much pride in clean washrooms as we do.”

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/Ca.

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 2019 grand prize winner. The winner will receive $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

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.