Cintas has announced the five finalists for its 2017 Canada’s Best Restroom Awards.
The public is invited to vote until September 8, 2017. The winner, to be named this fall, will receive $2,500 in facility services and be enshrined in Cintas’ Canada’s Best Restroom Contest Hall of Fame.
“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.”
Criteria for the 8th annual contest was based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Last year’s winner, the Whitecourt Esso Super Station in Whitecourt, Alberta, won for its decorative lighting and eye-catching wall tiles, paired with sleek countertops.
The five finalists are:
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.
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.
New City Gas Night Club — 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.
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.
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.