This is a shout out to my Canadian friends. They love their Tim Hortons or Timmy Ho’s. They love it even more than Starbucks. It’s been around for over 50 years and is an institution in the country.
Tim Hortons is a restaurant which serves coffee and doughnuts which opened May 17th, 1964. According to wikipedia: Miles Gilbert “Tim” Horton was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. In 1998 Tim Horton was ranked number 43 on The Hockey News list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. Sadly, he died in a car accident at the age of 44. In 1964, Horton opened his first Tim Horton Doughnut Shop in Hamilton, Ontario on Ottawa Street.
On my recent visit we visited Tim Hortons not one, not two, but three times. Coffee, Donuts, and Timbits. Reminds me of Dunkin Donuts here in the US.
It’s cool discovering regional obsessions that mean something to people. The places where people have grown up visiting. And a place where Canadians can still pay homage to one of their own.