close up view of nice metal faucet in modern bathroom

Cintas Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2020 “Canada’s Best Restroom” contest. Cintas holds the contest annually to spotlight Canada’s best public washrooms, while also supporting the businesses that have them.

“By creating a pleasant and memorable washroom experience, businesses can improve their bottom line,” says Ashok Suresh, marketing manager, Cintas. “In fact, 52 percent of people are likely to spend more money at a business with a well-maintained restroom. This contest highlights businesses that make developing and maintaining their washrooms a priority.”

Nominations for the best public restroom will be accepted through June 19, 2020 at Entries will be judged based on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Five impressive finalists will be announced in July and the public will then have an opportunity vote for the 2020 grand prize winner. The winner will receive a Cintas UltraClean restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services from Cintas to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

Last year, Alberta’s Beaver Hill Shell gas station was crowned Canada’s Best Restroom for its focus on cleanliness. The washrooms feature luxurious details throughout, including herringbone-patterned wall and floor tile, paired with sleek wall sconces, shining chandeliers and large, decorative mirrors that create a modern, yet rustic look.  

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Cintas Canada for the hard work we put into renovating our washrooms in order to provide a clean facility for the Lac La Biche community,” says Mo Kabalan, owner and operator of the Beaver Hill Shell. “After we were named a finalist, business picked up to both to our gas station and in our store and restaurant.”