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.