Preserving a Timbit of history



After extensive renovations, the first Tim Hortons store that opened in 1964 in downtown Hamilton, Ont. is back to serving double doubles.
After extensive renovations, the first Tim Hortons store that opened in 1964 in downtown Hamilton, Ont. is back to serving double doubles.

A University of Saskatchewan alumnus is part of a team that redeveloped the world's first Tim Hortons location.



Element Project Services (EPS), a Saskatoon-based engineering firm co-founded by mechanical engineering graduate Mark Oleniuk (BE '06), recently wrapped up extensive renovations to "Store One," the original location of the ubiquitous coffee chain and Canadian institution.

Mark Oleniuk (BE'06), co-founder of EPS
Mark Oleniuk (BE'06), co-founder of EPS

The location had a soft opening this past week and its grand opening is planned for Jan. 7. In addition to serving all the Tim Hortons favourites, the store has a second-floor museum where retro uniforms and other pieces of company nostalgia are on display.

Local Hamilton media was on hand to mark the first day of operation for the renovated store.

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