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Old 10-29-2016, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Really? Wow, I am actually surprised to hear that. As a kid in Halifax I had two Tim Hortons very close to where I lived. I actually had the opportunity to go the Tim Hortons Children camp near Parry Sound, Ontario back in the early 90s. lol

The Tim Horton camp was very nice, bit I didn't have the greatest time there. It almost felt like juvenile hall. When I went there were two groups of kids that got sent there, one group from Nova Scotia and one from Quebec. The French kids could not speak English very well and none of the Nova Scotian kids spoke French. By the second day the fights started. I don't know if they always do that, mixing kids up but it didn't work out that well when I went there. Sorry for the off topic...
I didn't know there were camps. The things you learn on CD

The fights surprise me. I remember being thrown into a group of French Speaking kids while visiting Montreal when I was 9. We pointed, and used our hands to communicate, but didn't fight. In fact it didn't take long for the spitting contests to start
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Old 10-29-2016, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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When I first moved to Quebec, "les Tim Hortons" was a term Quebecers used to make fun of anglophone Canadians from the other provinces. Because they seemed so obsessed by it. (And that the main North American-style donut chain in Quebec at the time was Dunkin Donuts, which had crossed over from New England.)

Fast forward 20 years later and Tim Hortons is all over Quebec, has destroyed Dunkin and is very popular. Though it's not generally seen as an icon of Canadian identity here like it is for some people in other parts of the country.
People of a certain age, like myself, do not see Tim Hortons as a symbol of iconic Canada. I do see the younger generation seems to have bought into the ads that try and make it so. It's always been an Ontario thing to me.

What is odd though, is that Tim Horton's here in the Vancouver area, seems to attract an older crowd and not a younger one.
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Old 10-30-2016, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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People of a certain age, like myself, do not see Tim Hortons as a symbol of iconic Canada. I do see the younger generation seems to have bought into the ads that try and make it so. It's always been an Ontario thing to me.
You're right. The Timmies patriotism has made it into age groups as old as people in the 40s and early 50s though.

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What is odd though, is that Tim Horton's here in the Vancouver area, seems to attract an older crowd and not a younger one.
I find it's mostly people who are looking for coffee and food that's quick and cheap. Across all age demographics. I see lots of younger people there too - construction and landscaping guys, young women who look like doctor's office receptionists, etc.

People on the upper ends of the socio-economic scale you see in a Timmies generally seem to be people on a road trip (at a highway rest stop), or grabbing something before an early morning hockey or gymnastics practice.
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