MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--There's only one week left to vote for one of the five fantastic finalists in the 2018 Canada’s Best Restroom® contest! Hosted by Cintas Canada, Ltd. the contest shines a spotlight on squeaky-clean and uniquely designed washrooms across the country. The public can take a photographic tour of each facility and vote for their favourite at www.bestrestroom.com/canada. Voting closes August 17th.
"With thousands of votes coming in, the finalists really need their fans’ support. We encourage the public to visit the website and lock in their vote to help their favourite facility take the throne," said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada Ltd. “Whether it’s modern mosaics, patterns that pop, or hygienic hands-free designs, this year’s lineup has something for everyone.”
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 colour, 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 title 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.bestrestroom.com/canada/.
For more information about the Canada’s Best Restroom® contest, contact Alex Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.