Best restrooms in Canada finalists announced: including one at a Shell gas station in Alberta, of all places


Restroom supply company Cintas Canada has come out with their annual list of finalists for best restrooms in Canada. It might be a strange thing to have such a list, but think about it for a second: what’s better than a nice clean washroom? Not much, IMHO.

Five businesses around Canada have been named by Cintas as finalists for the five best washrooms in Canada.

Among the criteria for consideration are cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements.

The public is encouraged to participate in this democratic exercise by casting their votes online for the best restrooms in Canada at the official Cintas Canada website.

The company with the winning washroom will receive a grand prize of $2,500 in Cintas Canada services, ensuring that their already spiffy lavatories will be kept nice and clean for the near future.

The 2018 winner for Best Restrooms in Canada was the one in a Honda dealership, of all places, in St. Albert, Alberta.

Via @CintasCanada

Vancouver, BC

According to Cintas Canada, “Bauhaus Restaurant was inspired by the early 20th-century design movement ‘Bauhaus’ which was famous for its unique approach to architecture and design, where every form had a function. The restaurant’s Berlin street art-inspired washrooms were commissioned by Olliemoonsta, an art duo from Spain with a background in Fine Arts and Graphic Design.”

Via @CintasCanada

Vancouver, BC

Cintas Canada had this to say about this coffee shop’s washroom: “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 mache flowers.”  

Via @CintasCanada

Lac La Biche, AB

Cintas Canada also included a washroom at a gas station, of all places: “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.”  

Via @CintasCanada

Toronto, ON

Cintas Canada had this to say about Toronto’s only entry, which is located at the Distillery District: “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.”  

Via @CintasCanada

Quebec City, QC

Cintas Canada had one finalist from the province of Quebec: “The artistic elements found throughout the cafe flow into the washrooms where you’ll find sinks made of rock with waterfall faucets and touchless amenities.”

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