Where it all began... First Tim Horton's Location, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Tim Horton's #1 feature a replica of the original 1964 sign
Fans of Tim Hortons must make a pilgrimage to Hamilton, Ontario. Only 45 mins from the United States boarder at Buffalo, the gritty, industrial steel town of Hamilton is home to the first Tim Hortons location. (65 Ottawa St N at Dunsmure). The first Tim Hortons franchise opened in 1964. In 1967, with three stores in operation, hockey player Tim Horton became full partners with former police officer and franchisee of Tim Hortons Store #1, Ron Joyce. Since then, Tim's signature has become a prominent fixture in the Canadian landscape. The first Tim Hortons stores offered only two products - coffee and donuts. The selection of donuts to enjoy was highlighted by two original Tim Hortons creations, the Apple Fritter and the Dutchie. They became the most popular donut choices in the 60's, and remain two of the most popular today. Tim Horton's #1 features a small museum, replica of the original 1964 sign and a bronze plaque commemorating one of the most historic sites in Canada.
One of the most historic sites in Canada.
Timbits never tasted any better than at Tim Horton's #1.
Store #1 is located less than a mile from the steel plant district of Hamilton