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

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 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

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For more information about the Canada’s Best Restroom contest, contact Christina Alvarez at [email protected] 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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