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  2. Tim Hortons | The Canadian Encyclopedia

    In the spring of 1963, Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Tim Horton met businessman Jim Charade. Charade had left his job as manager of a Scarborough , Ontario, doughnut plant to open a store called Your Do-nut in a strip mall at Lawrence and Warden avenues. The store was two doors from the barber shop where Horton got his signature brush cut.

  3. Tim Hortons - Wikipedia

    The company was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton (1930–1974) and Jim Charade (1934–2009), after an initial venture in hamburger restaurants. In 1967, Horton partnered with investor Ron Joyce, who assumed control over operations after Horton died in 1974. Joyce expanded the chain into a multi-billion ...

  4. Obituary: Jim Charade the Idea Man behind Tim Hortons - DDIFO

    Danny Gallagher writes in The Globe and Mail that Jim Charade is an unknown visionary in the annals of Canadian business. It’s a shame he never got to savour the dizzying financial success of Tim Hortons, because he was the one who started the chain.

  5. The Untold Truth Of Tim Hortons - Mashed

    According to Historica Canada, Tim Horton always had a desire to get into the restaurant business, but it was only when he met a Montreal businessman named Jim Charade that he got the chance. Charade owned a donut joint only two doors down from Horton's go-to barber, and the pair formed Timanjim, Ltd. the same year they met.

  6. 11 Very Canadian Facts About Tim Hortons | Mental Floss

    It was Jim Charade, a man often forgotten in the history of Canada’s favorite fast casual chain, who first convinced four-time Stanley Cup-winning hockey star Tim Horton to get into the...

  7. The history of the first Tim Hortons in Toronto - blogTO

    The hockey star regularly had his hair cut in nearby Colony Plaza, a Lawrence Ave. shopping mall where Jim Charade, a Quebec-born businessman and jazz drummer, was running his doughnut store...

  8. The Tim Horton’s Story: From One Man’s ... - TheCommonsCafe

    December 7, 2022 by Linda In 1964, Tim Horton opened his eponymous coffee shop in Hamilton, Ontario. The coffee shop quickly became a popular local hangout, serving up delicious coffee and baked goods. Tim Horton’s success was due in part to his commitment to quality and customer service.

  9. Tim Horton Originally Sold Hamburgers | Mental Floss

    In 1962, Jim Charade, an independent businessman who was having trouble with his own fledgling donut shops, met Tim Horton, a Defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs who sold cars in the offseason ...

  10. The First Tim Hortons: Tim Horton, an iconic Canadian ...

    However, Horton opened the first restaurant with Jim Charade, a salesman and doughnut plant manager for Quebec snack food company, Vachon. Charade initially wanted to open a retail doughnut shop with Vachon, however, the company was not keen on the idea and instead wanted to focus on being a supplier of snack food to major grocery stores.

  11. Charade (1963 film) - Wikipedia

    Charade is a 1963 American romantic comedy mystery film produced and directed by Stanley Donen, [4] written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also features Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, and Jacques Marin.