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Ice cream inspired washroom’s topping Canada’s best

* Majesty-and-Friends-Best.jpgCongratulations to Majesty and Friends in Edmonton, Alberta, for winning Canada's Best Restroom contest 2022!

Majesty and Friends is a modern design boutique. Its motto is ‘FUN, FUN, FUN’, so its washroom needed to offer the happiest vibes. The bright mural was inspired by the happiest treat on earth - ice cream. The flooring is Atra Flooring from Liverpool and the sprinkles are made by Urban Walls. The building at Manchester square is the biggest Instagrammable spot in Edmonton. Pink toilet paper and a cherry brush? Yes, please! With sprinkles!

"We're so honoured to win the coveted title of Canada's Best Restroom," says Julie Morrison, owner, Majesty and Friends. "When we opened this location last year, I put all my savings into it to make our shop a truly memorable and fun destination for our community. I'm so grateful to Cintas (the competition organiser) for highlighting our business, and to the Edmonton community and our customers for their overwhelming support."

Candice Raynsford, marketing manager, Cintas Canada, says: "The state of the washroom can have an enduring effect on a guest's perception of a business. Providing a facility that is clean and inviting takes the customer experience to the next level. Guests recognise this, and in Majesty and Friends' case, customers have shown their appreciation by voting them this year's Canada's Best Restroom."

Majesty and Friends will receive $2,500 in Cintas products and services to help maintain its award-winning washrooms, which will also be honoured with a place in the Canada's Best Restroom Hall of Fame.

Now in its 13th year, Cintas's nationwide contest highlights businesses that have invested in developing and maintaining exceptional washrooms that are accessible to the public.

Nominees for this year's contest were judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The other finalists (in alphabetical order) include:

* Niton Junction Petro-Canada (Niton Junction, Alberta)
* Rollick Co. (Black Diamond, Alberta)
* Toronto Zoo - African Rainforest Washroom (Toronto, ON)
* Versante Hotel (Richmond, B C)


22nd September 2022

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