Quinte, On. real estate agent: The Seven Wonders of Trenton Ontario

The Seven Wonders of Trenton Ontario

tim hortons in trenton

A measure of a society is found in how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable citizens. This "truism" may be accurate in other places, but a measure of a Canadian small town is often found in how many Tim Hortons coffee shops it has. Using this yardstick, I'm sure that Trenton has every other comparably sized town in Canada beat by a country mile. We have seven Tim Hortons in this town of less than 20,000 people. Seven?? Can you believe that??? That's nuts. When I first moved here, there were three, and I used to laugh at that.

They are all busy, one can rarely ever go into any of them and not have to stand in a lineup. You wouldn't logically think that a town this size could support seven. Belleville, which is three times the size of Trenton only has six. Will Tim Hortons not rest until every Trentonian has their very own franchise?

In researching this scientific blog post I stumbled across a pretty neat website. It's the Tim Hortons store locator.  You can use it to find the store nearest to you, or to plan your next trip so that there's always a store on your route. Have we really come to that, planning trips around a coffee franchise? I really hope not.

If you do, however, plan on visiting Trenton, rest assured, you won't have to worry about your morning fix of Timmies not being available.

Comment balloon 9 commentsMalcolm Johnston • May 13 2011 03:01PM


Food is a very common denominator Malcolm. People gotta eat and apparently Tim Horton's wants to make it easy access!

Posted by Charles Edwards Bentonville, AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker (Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 ) over 6 years ago

Malcolm, A good coffee shop is worth its weight in gold! They're obviously doing something right.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 6 years ago

Malcolm, this definitely makes for a very interesting and unique hyperlocal post! 7 Tim Horton locations in a town of less than 20,000 people is certainly a sign of their popularity. :)


Posted by Bob Souza (925) 513-3400 & Leilani Souza (916) 408-5500 Souza Realty - Real Estate Broker in Placer County, California, Homes & Land, Real Estate Investments and Rentals (Souza Realty - Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle, Lincoln, Auburn, Meadow Vista (Placer County, CA)) over 6 years ago

Hi, Malcolm..Tim Horton must be doing very well in your area with those seven stores. They must be better than Starbucks.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) over 6 years ago

Malcolm, this is so funny... reminds me of my sister-in-law's family... They are from Brantford, and when I first met them, I immediately noticed that they seemed to give directions by Timmies and if they were to meet somewhere prior to going anywhere, it always was a Timmies...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago


If I had a client to meet in Trenton, or anywhere else for that matter, I will often say, "is there a Tim's near you? And, the answer is invariably "yes, it's a block or two away".

It's a good meeting place, I find.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 6 years ago

Malcolm, I had a good giggle when I saw all of the Tim Horton's logos on your map.  Many of my friends are Canadian and go to great lengths to get Tim Horton's here in MA.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA (Cameron Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Hi Malcolm, funny I was just on Flickr today commenting on some of my photo friend's work and I came across this photo from my buddy Calgary Doug.  Thought I would share it with you since it seems to be a Timmy's day.

Tim Hortons, Calgary Doug, Flickr photo

Do any of the stores in Trenton sell special "flavouring" lol?

Posted by Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate (RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

CFB Trenton may have a little to do withe your local preponderance of Timies. Canadian forces run on Timmie juice.

Posted by Robert Butler, Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection (Aspect Inspection) over 6 years ago