When you’ve gotta go, these top potties provide sweet relief, according to the team of survey editors tasked with narrowing down the five best washrooms in Canada.
The 2013 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Thousands of votes were cast online through November and December and helped land TWO Vancouver restaurants in the top 5 nation wide: CHOP Steakhouse in Richmond and Steamworks Brew Pub in Vancouver.
CHOP Steakhouse is a casual dining experience for any occasion with lavish loos you won’t want to miss. Upon entering the washrooms, diners are treated to an impressive eight-foot tall stone fountain carved with floral and animal artwork. The washroom takes on the same ambience as the restaurant with low golden lights and flower arrangements covering the facility. The walls and floors are decorated in warm earth tones, and the luxurious leather couches make the washroom a great spot for private conversation. Vaulted wooden ceilings complete the room as a hint of natural light peeks in overhead.
Applauded for its “practicality” and raved about for its stylish décor, the women’s washroom inside Steamworks Brew Pub in Gastown has the women gossiping. Literally. Owner Eli Gershkovitch says since women quite often go to the washroom in pairs to catch up on gossip, it only makes sense to include an oversized stall featuring two toilettes and a shoulder-height partition so ladies can continue their conversations uninterrupted. The semi-private setting is popular with parents too, who say trips to the loo with the little ones are more convenient thanks to the washroom’s open concept. The washrooms feature automated, hands-free conveniences as well as polished stone and glass mosaic infinity tiles from ceiling to floor. The space is finished off with marble countertops, stainless steel fixtures and sleek wall sconces. One might just argue the life of the party is in this loo!
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