Winner announced concept

Canada has a new favorite restroom. Cintas Canada, Ltd. announced that Hard Bean Brunch Co. in Port Moody, British Columbia is the winner of the 2023 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. Hard Bean Brunch Co. will receive $2,500 in Cintas products and services to help maintain their award-winning washrooms.

Now in its 14th year, Cintas’ nationwide contest highlights businesses that have invested in developing and maintaining exceptional washrooms that are accessible to the public.

“Winning the title of Canada’s Best Restroom is truly an honour,” said Heather Rhodes, CEO, Hard Bean Brunch Co. “We take pride in our washrooms and we’re glad to see the public does too. We’re grateful to Cintas, the Port Moody community and our customers for their overwhelming support.”

The restrooms at Hard Bean Brunch Co. feature fully enclosed stalls framed in bright yellow trim with matching signature yellow doors. The walls are painted navy blue with sleek, black or white tile sitting below fun palm leaf wallpaper. Each stall is equipped with a sink and LED backlit mirror.

“Thousands of votes for this year’s five finalists poured in from across the country, demonstrating peoples’ appreciation for clean and memorable washroom facilities,” said Candice Raynsford, marketing manager, Cintas Canada. “Thanks to the public’s support, we’re proud to award Hard Bean Brunch Co. with the title of Canada’s Best Restroom.”

Hard Bean Brunch Co. promoted the contest on their social media profiles. They also displayed mirror clings provided by Cintas which included a QR code for voting.

Nominees for this year’s contest were judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Online voting was open to the public June 5 through July 7. The other finalists (in alphabetical order) included:

• Forest Pavilion Washrooms (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

• The Big Apple (Colborne, Ontario)

• The Gathering Place Washrooms (Vancouver, British Columbia)

• Yesterday’s Auto Gallery (Edmonton, Alberta)

For contest updates, fun facts and washroom trivia, click here.