Ontario hotel named best restroom in Canada 2014; Calgary Zoo No. 2

Shaw Club Hotel & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. has been named Canada's Best Restroom of 2014. Shaw Club Hotel & Spa/Cintas

TORONTO – The ladies’ room at the Shaw Club Hotel & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. has been named the 2014 recipient of Canada’s Best Restroom by Cintas Canada.

Compiling votes from across Canada over the summer, the Shaw Club beat out the Calgary Zoo (second), Vancouver Airport (third), Toronto restaurant Patria (fourth), and Planet Hollywood in Niagara Falls (fifth).

With clear-to-clouded glass door technology, glass infinity sinks and chic décor, the ladies’ room at the Shaw Club stands out among patrons who love the “serene environment.”

Among features of the Shaw Club Hotel & Spa ladies room is clear-to-clouded advanced glass door technology. Shaw Club Hotel & Spa/Cintas

“We believe it is important to put care and design into a washroom so that it is not only functional, but aesthetically pleasing, and we often see the impact it has on the guests, as we hear women raving about the washroom to other female customers,” says Jason Baumgartner, the Shaw Club Hotel & Spa’s Sales and Marketing Manager. (Shaw Club Hotel is independent of Shaw Media, the parent company of Global News.)

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Besides the honour of Canada’s Best Restroom, the Shaw Club will receive a plaque and $2,500 in services from Cintas — a company that offers restroom cleaning and supplies among many other corporate services.

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“Each year we look for establishments who understand the importance of first impressions and the impact a clean and well stocked restroom has on their business, and this year’s winner clearly demonstrates this critical message,” Cintas’ Senior Marketing Manager Leslie Molin said in a press release.

Finalists were selected based on “cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements.” Voting ended Sept. 30.

The Calgary Zoo, which came in second place, will also receive a plaque and be added to Canada’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame.

Previous winners of the coveted Best Restroom award include Valleyview Shell Super Station in Alberta (2013), Langley Street Loo in Victoria, B.C. (2012), Toronto restaurant e11even (2011), and The Cactus Club Cafe in Vancouver.

The restroom at the Calgary Zoo came in second on Canada's Best Restroom 2014 list. Calgary Zoo/Cintas
Toronto's Patria restaurant landed fourth on Canada's Best Restroom 2014 list. Patria/Cintas
Planet Hollywood in Niagara Falls came in fifth on Canada's Best Restroom 2014 list. Planet Hollywood/Cintas

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