Tim Hortons ~ An Iconic Part of Canada

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Early in Body In The Bush, Anais finds that Tim Hortons has finally come to Sitka Cove…

Wait, do you know Tim Hortons? No? Well, read on to learn about an important part of Canada’s history.

Tim Hortons (aka Timmies) – A fast service chain of cafes that specialized in coffee and doughnuts. The doughnut shops were started by a Canadian hockey player, Tim Horton and Jim Charade with the first store in Hamilton, Ontario back in 1964. Today, there are nearly 5000 shops in at least 14 different countries and it is common knowledge, in Ontario at least, that in many cities you’ll find one Tim Hortons coffee shop at every intersection. The northernmost place in the world that you can purchase Tim Hortons coffee is Iqaluit, Nunavut.

On a personal note, my mother had a history with Tim (the hockey player).

The logo at the top of this post is the original and has since been changed multiple times. If you want to know more about the chain, including the good work it does in communities across Ontario, a web search will provide all sorts of details.

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