Gas station restroom awarded $2,500 from Cintas Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–No fuelling around! Cintas Canada, Ltd. is proud to crown Alberta’s Beaver Hill Shell gas station the 2019 Canada’s Best Restroom® winner. The public voted Beaver Hill Shell the best public washroom in the country, earning it the top prize of $2,500 in Cintas products and services to keep its washrooms Ready for the Workday®. The washrooms will also be honoured with a place in the Canada’s Best Restroom® Hall of Fame.

“We’re so grateful for the public’s support to help us earn the title of Canada’s Best Restroom,” said Mo Kabalan, owner and operator, Beaver Hill Shell. “We strive to offer travelers a nice space to relax before getting back on the road and we’re honoured to be recognized for the hard work and investment that we put into our washrooms.”

The washrooms at Beaver Hill Shell were designed with the comforts of its customers in mind. Cleanliness is also a top priority. Unlike conventional rest-stops, the washrooms feature luxurious details throughout. Granite countertops are subtly complemented with a herringbone pattern on the floor. Echoing the stall doors and the shelves mounted inside, the mirrors are framed in wood to create a modern yet rustic look. Meanwhile, simple details such as saloon-style doors by the gas-line toilet-paper dispensers make the washrooms stand out.

“The Beaver Hill Shell washrooms create a new rest-stop experience and raise the standard of gas station washrooms, so it’s not surprising that the public voted them number one,” said Candice Raynsford, Marketing Manager, Cintas Canada. “It’s not often a public washroom turns out to be a highlight from your road trip, but we’re sure travelers from near and far will stop to see these award-winning facilities for themselves.”

Beaver Hill Shell’s engagement throughout the contest played a significant role in driving votes for their facilities. They drove awareness via their social media page as well as participated in several radio, TV and newspaper interviews. In addition, Shell Canada helped Beaver Hill promote the contest through paid media and advertisements. Most importantly, proud employees and caring customers rooted for them, and submitted votes throughout the contest.

Now in its 10th year, the Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom contest shines a spotlight on businesses that go the extra mile to create the most memorable restrooms imaginable. The contest is open to any non-residential restroom in Canada that is accessible to the public.

The 2019 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Online voting was open to the public from July 15 through August 16, which produced the following results:

  1. Beaver Hill Shell – Lac La Biche, Alberta
  2. Cosmos Café – Quebec City, Quebec
  3. Laurence and Chico Café – Vancouver, British Columbia
  4. Cluny Bistro – Toronto, Ontario
  5. Bauhaus Restaurant — Vancouver, British Columbia

For more information about the Canada’s Best Restroom contest, or contact Christina Alvarez at [email protected] or 708-908-0898.

About Cintas Canada, Ltd.

Cintas Canada Ltd, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas helps more than 55,000 Canadian businesses of all types and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, floor care, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. 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.


Christina Alvarez

Mulberry Marketing Communications

708-908-0898 [email protected]