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Finalists announced for Canada’s best restroom

Voting open until August 14
Monday, July 13, 2020

Canadians are invited to vote for one of the five finalists in Cintas’ 2020 Best Restroom Award which recognizes outstanding public washrooms across the country.

Each facility was selected for its excellence in five categories: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality, and unique design elements. The washroom that collects the most votes by the August 14 deadline will win a Cintas UltraClean restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services from Cintas.

“We’re excited to share these fantastic finalists from coast-to-coast with the public,” said Sonia Mendes, senior marketing manager for 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.”

The five finalists include:

Bicycle Thief – Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Bicycle Thief restrooms feature fully enclosed, well-stocked stalls with artwork and scented candles. Large, decorative mirrors cover the adjacent marble walls, and 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.

Hawthorn Dining Room – Calgary, Alberta

Designed with Frank Architecture, Hawthorn’s washrooms feature wallpaper with oversized flowers, complementing the modern vintage décor in the dining room. Instead of regular lighting, light rose diffusers give the space a soft warm glow. Hawthorn also partnered with local company Lowen’s Natural Skincare to make exclusive lines of soaps and lotions for spring/summer and fall/winter. Last, the design focuses on inclusivity with a separate gender-neutral space.

Leña Restaurante – Toronto, Ontario

The hallway leading to the restrooms of Leña Restaurante features animal wallpaper in the same pattern Chef Anthony Walsh has in his family home, and the floors are adorned with zebra herringbone tiles. The walls feature two luminous fisheye mirrors, and the private stalls feature a spacious washbasins with brass accents.

Westview RV Park – Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Westview’s newly renovated epoxy floors are textured for less slips and rounded corners were created for ease of cleaning. Meanwhile, concrete countertops and fancy tile help elevate the experience.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre – Toronto, Ontario

Yorkdale’s gender inclusive 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.

To place your vote and to see images of each facility, visit the Canada’s Best Restroom Award website.

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