November 10, 2016 6:49 pm

Alberta gas station bathroom wins 2016 best restroom contest

The bathroom at the Esso gas station in Whitecourt is one of five finalists in the 2016 Canada's Best Restroom Contest.

Fletcher Kent, Global News

When you’re on a road trip and it comes time for a pit stop, sometimes the idea of using a gas station bathroom will force you to hold it a little bit longer. But that’s not the case with at least one gas station bathroom in Alberta.

The Whitecourt Esso Super Station has been crowned the winner of Cintas Canada’s 2016 Best Restroom Contest.

Among the award-winning features in the bathrooms are decorative eye-catching lighting, subway and mosaic tiles and ornate carved mirrors.

“The men’s restroom features brown monochrome design paired with decorative wall tiles, giving this modern restroom a classy look. The combination of straight and curve edges on the countertops creates an interesting piece of art,” reads the description of the washrooms on the contest website.

Three Alberta washrooms made it into the top five in this year’s contest. The bathrooms in Calgary’s Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market and the RiverWalk public washrooms in Calgary’s East Village also made the top five.

W Montreal in Montreal and Assiniboine Park Lyric Theatre in Winnipeg were the other two finalists.

A Shell Super Station washroom in Valleyview, Alta. took the top prize in 2013.

The winner receives $2,500 in washroom services.

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