April 2012

First LEED Certified Tim Hortons

Opens first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Tim Hortons at 1180 Highway #2 in Ancaster.

25th Anniversary!

25 years of ownership celebrated by an excursion for 78 people to Fabulous Las Vegas!

April 2011

Tests New SRE Restaurant Concept

PFSL opened a new concept restaurant called SRE. This is the first ground up build of this new concept restaurant for Tim Hortons in Ontario. The order process in store is similar to the Drive thru, in that guests place their order and then move to the next register to pay. Thanks to QSR’s willingness […]

April 2010

First solar photo-voltaic panels

First solar photo-voltaic panels installed on roof at 80 Market Drive location.

April 2009

Selected to Test Coldstone Concept

First Coldstone Creamery opens in store #129 in Bronte. This is among the first 5 test stores for this concept in Canada.

First Solar Thermal Panels Installed on a Tim Hortons

First solar thermal panels installed at Tim Hortons – Wendy’s Combo at Third Line and QEW in Oakville.

April 2003

Wins CIBC Spirit of Leadership Award

QSR Group wins CIBC Spirit of Leadership award. $5000 CIBC donation and matching $5000 donation to THCF Climbing wall.

April 2002

Funding for THCF High Ropes Course

QSR helps to install high and low ropes courses and climbing walls at Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation (THCF) camps. QSR provides matching funds for these projects at all camps.

April 2000

Opens First Free Standing Food Court

QSR opens first Free standing food court at Garden Avenue and 403 in Brantford.

April 1999

Moves to Current Head Office

QSR relocates offices to 5100 South Service Road.

Helps develop Tim Bit Soccer Leagues

PFSL convinces the Burlington and Oakville regional marketing groups to create the first Tim Bit leagues in Soccer. This idea leads to the formation of Tim Bit leagues in Hockey and other sports. Today over 130,000 kids are enrolled on Tim Bit teams.

April 1998

Develops Smile Cookie Program

PFSL creates the first Smile Cookie program in Hamilton for the Hamilton Marketing Group and Chedoke McMaster Children’s Hospital. This program currently raises over $2 million per year for charities across Canada.

April 1997

First Wendy’s Opening!

First Wendy’s opening! Store #6453 opens as a combo restaurant with Tim Hortons on Market Drive in Milton.

April 1995

First Tim’s Employee H/R Program

PFSL creates first restaurant employee H/R program called Always Fair with help from TDL.

April 1990

First Drive-Thru in Ontario

Tim Hortons #474 becomes first official Drive Thru store in Ontario.

April 1988


Prudhommes location is so busy that a renovation is required to accommodate customer flow.

April 1987

Second Store Opened

Second Tim Hortons opening. Store #340 opens at 1600 Barton Street East in Hamilton.

First Store Opened

First Tim Hortons opened at Prudhommes Landing in Vineland. Greg Hogarth becomes the licencee and creates Pioneer Food Services Limited.