Two of the five restroom finalists for the Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom contest are located in Calgary. One is located in the Bank & Baron P.U.B. and the other is located in the Tommyfield Gastro Pub.
The finalists were determined based on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements.
2015 Finalists for Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom Contest:
BNA Brewing Company & Eatery
Kelowna, British Columbia
The washroom, a vision of this brewery and restaurant owner, transports visitors back in time. It is located inside what was once The British North American Tobacco Company building. The Faucets come directly from out of the mirrors. The unisex washroom maintains the same retro feel and feature entrances on both sides and a three-faucet trough style sink.
“As you enter the women’s washroom, you feel like you’ve stepped backstage at the theater, with bulb lights around the mirrors and beautiful exposed brick,” Cintis said.
Located in the Edmonton International Airport, this hotel washroom is an oasis for weary travelers. Black tiled walls, marble sinks and full-length mirrors are “sealed with a kiss” as Ruby Red lips are the statement throughout the washroom from wall art, to a full-size couch.
Plush red stools, and red countertops provide a private space for visitors to freshen up with personal vanity mirrors.
Tommyfield Gastro Pub
Tommyfield Gastro Pub is UK-inspired and located in the heart of South Calgary’s new urban district. Each private stall is contained in one of the iconic red telephone booths, with photos of old England lining the walls.
Bank and Baron Pub
This reclaimed Bank of Nova Scotia, built in 1931, is more than a pub – it is an important piece of Alberta’s history. Featuring original art deco details and moldings, many of the light fixtures are complemented by modern touches.
Guests find dazzling gold-trimmed mirrors against shining silver leaf wallpaper. Dark wooded stalls and marbled countertops are the perfect accent to top off this stylish trip to the restroom.
1000 Islands Duty Free
Travelers leaving Canada and heading back to the United States often make this duty free washroom their last stop before crossing the border. The store boasts great deals on merchandise and is a friendly spot for families to freshen up on their way home.
The winner of the sixth annual Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom Contest will be revealed this fall during a nationally publicized media event and awarded $2,500 in Cintas facility services.
The public gets to decide which restroom will be crowned Canada’s Best Restroom. Voting for this years contest begins today, August 20, and goes until October 9.
Shaw Club Hotel & Spa won last year’s contest.