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  • Tim Horton’s Doughnuts: Hamilton Proud

  • As a proud Hamiltonian, today our article has nothing to do with mortgages. I am very proud that my old neighbourhood has decided to build a shrine  in the same area and location where it started.

    The truth is l bought many doughnuts there and thought nothing of it. I am thrilled that it may become a tourist attraction.That is great for Hamilton and the old neighbourhood.

     

    Tim Hortons museum to host grand opening Wednesday
    In-store museum features memorabillia from chain’s 50-year history
    CBC News Posted: Jan 06, 2015 3:56 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 07, 2015 9:31 AM ET

    The first-ever Tim Hortons, in east end Hamilton, has reopened after renovations to modernize the shop and install a museum documenting the chain’s history. A statue of Tim Horton stands outside the original Tim Hortons store, which now features a mini-museum on its top floor, at Ottawa Street North and Dunsmure Road in Hamilton.
    The first-ever Tim Hortons, in east end Hamilton, has reopened after renovations to modernize the shop and install a museum documenting the chain’s history. A statue of Tim Horton stands outside the original Tim Hortons store, which now features a mini-museum on its top floor, at Ottawa Street North and Dunsmure Road in Hamilton. (John Rieti/CBC)
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    The new Tim Hortons museum that commemorates the chain’s remarkable 50 year history will host a grand opening party on Wednesday at the Ottawa Street location in Hamilton where it all started.

    Original Tim Hortons store
    Coffee and donut lovers are invited to the original store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate with free coffee served in retro cups, and 1,500 throwback donuts being served to the public and to take a tour of the attached museum.

    The celebrations include a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Tim Horton’s daughter, Teri Horton-Joyce and Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger.

    Players from the Hamilton Tiger Cats will also be at the store signing autographs, says Tim Hortons manager Kevin Kisil.

    ‘We’ve always been very proud that Tim Hortons started here in Hamilton’
    – Susan Monarch, Manager Tourism and Creative Industries, City of Hamilton
    The original store, located on the corner of Ottawa Street North and Dunsmure Road, has been renovated to include the museum featuring a collection of memorabilia from the chain’s 50-year history.

    Over the last half-century Tim Hortons has grown from the original Ottawa Street store to become the dominant coffee chain in Canada, with over 4,000 outlets.

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    Susan Monarch, Manager of Tourism and Creative Industries at the City of Hamilton’s Tourism and Culture Division, says the new store is a major draw and tourist attraction to local people and visitors.

    “We’ve always been very proud that Tim Hortons started here in Hamilton,” said Monarch.

    “We’re excited about the store and museum and looking forward to letting people know about it.”

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