Tim Hortons Canada: where we’re at in 2020

Last Updated on October 4, 2020

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October 4, 2020

Some of us call it Tims and some of us call it Timmies. But, no matter what you call it, Tim Hortons is part of most Canadians’ lives.

Here’s a map showing Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada.

Tim Hortons 4,153 Canada Locations

Although we’ve written about Tim Hortons in two other articles, it seems there’s always more to say about our favourite drive-through coffee and doughnut restaurant. Yep, no Salted Carmel Mocha Coffee Frappuccino for us, just a good, old-fashioned, delicious Double-Double.

So, just for fun, we’ve created some charts to give you a picture of how Tim Hortons Canada stacks up, per city, per province and per capita.

The first chart shows the number of Tim Hortons stores per city. We chose the top 30 cities for this exercise.

The next chart shows the number of Tim Hortons stores per province.

The pie chart below shows how many people there are for every Tim Hortons store in the province. So, for example, in Manitoba there is one Tim Hortons store for every 10,946 people; in Ontario, there is one Tim Hortons store for every 7,361 people.

The numbers may seem big, but think about how far you have to drive (or walk) to get to your much-need Double-Double, probably not that far, right?

Let’s face it, coffee is what gets us up in the morning, it’s what gets us through the day. We’d be lost without our coffee. We need Tim Hortons!

And, while we’re talking numbers, I remember one vacation my husband and I took to the furthest north-east point of Nova Scotia where there were no Timmies. But, every single morning and every single evening my husband drove a half-hour to a Timmies and a half-hour back. Yes, that’s two hours a day in his car for two cups of coffee. Over the five days that we were there, he spent 10 hours sitting in his car driving two and from Timmies–that’s one-and-a-half workdays. Can you believe that? Now that we’re home, he goes for coffee three times a day, at a half-hour each return trip. That’s 45 hours a month, or 22.5 full days and nights a year, sitting in his car, just seeking out his Timmies. Oh, well, at least he’s not seeking out burgers!

Next week…
There are some Tim Hortons in the northern part of the United States, and next week I’ll show you the same charts for our American neighbours. Until then, enjoy your Double-Double, eh, dude.

Gloria Sauvé
Communications and Marketing

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