Co-owner Jeri Horton-Joyce cut the ribbon at the December 11 ceremony. Township staff, elected members of council and representatives from the upper levels of government joined in the occasion with Jeri and her co-owner Ron Joyce.
In his remarks Mr. Joyce shared some of his personal history, commenting that he had first come to Colborne 25-30 years ago to visit his brother, Gary at the Colborne Home Bakery. He and Jeri live north of Brighton and own two other Tim Horton franchises on Division St. in Cobourg.
Mr. Joyce explained in a post-ceremony interview that once Tim Horton's management had decided to locate here, he and his partner had to apply to own the restaurant, competing with other franchisees.
At this time the partners in the new franchise do not have any plans for further expansion, but the parent company is expanding in North America and Europe.
This restaurant is the 3,481st to open its doors in Canada. There are another 500 in the U.S. and hundreds of kiosks in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Everything in the local restaurant is baked on site to Tim Horton's specifications. It's open 24/7 and only closes on Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., re-opening at 5 a.m. on Boxing Day.