CINTAS® Kicks Off 3rd Annual Canada’s Best Restroom Contest®

Do you own or operate an establishment with a washroom that gives guests more than one good reason to “Go”? Are you the creative mind behind a public restroom designed or customized to integrate function with fashion or to bring personality into a space where you least expect to see it? Maybe you’re the client or customer who appreciates a clean, well-maintained and tastefully designed washroom?

We need your help finding the best loo in the land! Nominate a deserving washroom online today at www.bestrestroom.com/canada . Five finalists will be announced in July, at which time online voting will begin. The winner and runner-up will be revealed this fall and top vote-getters will secure a place in Cintas’ Canada’s Best Restroom Contest® Hall of Fame.

Worthy nominees will compete for a chance to be crowned 2012 King of the Throne in the 3 rd annual Cintas’ Canada’s Best Restroom Contest® and revealed during a nationally publicized media event this fall.

The contest is open to any non-residential restroom across Canada that is accessible to the general public. Entries will be judged on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements.

Cintas launched Canada’s Best Restroom Contest® in 2010 to recognize establishments that place high value on hygiene and style in their public restrooms. “The condition of the washrooms in a restaurant, hotel or other public facility undoubtedly influences a customer's overall experience,” says Cintas Canada’s Senior Marketing Manager Leslie Molin.

“While it may not always be top of mind when dining, we realize that the washroom is an integral part of the overall design,” says Steve Salm, General Manager of e11even, which took the regal crown in last year’s contest.

Cintas® customers recognize the correlation between clean restrooms and customer satisfaction and retention. “Cintas’® contest salutes business owners who invest in the upkeep of their facilities because they know it makes smart business sense,” Molin adds.

Canada’s Allstream Centre gained national media attention for its contemporary and eco-friendly restroom design, taking second place in the 2011 contest. “It was an honour to be recognized for our efforts and we would encourage other venues to participate in the contest and take advantage of the free publicity and marketing opportunities that it offers," said Laura Purdy, who manages sales and marketing for Allstream Centre.

             
Business           Location

2011 Winner: e11even
          Toronto, Ontario

2011 Runner-up: Allstream Centre
          Toronto, Ontario

2010 Winner: Cactus Club Café
          Vancouver, British Columbia

2010 Runner-up: Spice Route Asian Bistro & Bar
          Toronto, Ontario
         

About Cintas Canada Ltd

Cintas Canada Ltd, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas Canada designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, and document shredding services to approximately 55,000 businesses in Canada. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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