Tim Hortons is one of the most beloved businesses in Canada.
It got its start with a small coffee shop in my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
In order to commemorate its history, the very first store has been renovated to include a small museum.
There are items to show how the franchise has grown and developed over the past 50 years.
Here is the Timbit cutter tool that was used to create the miniature donuts we all love.
Walnut Crunch used to be my favourite full-sized donut. I liked that it was rectangular in shape. It seemed bigger than the regular circular donuts. And it was chocolate with nuts. Unfortunately, they no longer make these donuts.
This location even has hi-tech bathrooms. The sink faucet has air dryers built right into it. The bars that angle out to each side, blow warm air to dry your hands. I haven’t seen anything like this anywhere else. It’s a great design.
Store #1 opened on this day, May 17th, back in 1964.
Tim Horton was a hockey player and is immortalized with this statue. This plaque gives a little bit of information about the installation.
Tim Hortons is a cultural phenomenon and a beloved Canadian institution. And it all got its start a few blocks from where I used to live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.