How to Spot a Canadian

Tracking down Canadians one toque at a time.

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Canadians are a tricky people to distinguish. They are often able to blend into a society and appear to be American, British, French or any other number of nationalities. This site will provide you with some tips and tricks to help you recognize a Canadian no matter where you are.


This site is for entertainment purposes only. "How to Spot a Canadian" is filled with humour, satire, hyperbole, parody and sarcasm. All statements here should be taken with a grain of salt or a bottle of maple syrup, whatever the case may be.

A Doughnut Shop Opening in New York is a Huge Canadian Story

We're back.

We couldn't resist this one.

Tim Hortons has taken Manhattan.

The once-again Canadian company has expanded into New York City.

And Canadians couldn't be more proud. Newspapers and television programs presented the news as if it were a successful Canadian invasion. And, in a way, it was. Not since the War of 1812 have Canadians felt so proud and victorious when entering the United States.

Maybe now Americans won't give us strange looks and point us to a basketball court when we ask for a "double-double."

Tim Hortons is an icon in Canada and, in a world where American companies have invaded almost every aspect of Canadian life, Tim Hortons opening in New York City represents a rare victory for Canadians.

In fact, if Canada really wants to claim victory over New York here's a simple plan they could use: After about six months they should suddenly close all of the Timmies in NYC. By that point New Yorkers will be hopelessly addicted to the coffee and fatty treats. Suddenly taking it all away will weaken them severely. That's when the Canadians can strike.

Tim Hortons: the first shot in the war against America.

It sounds good, doesn't it?

Of course, it will be hard for Canadians to fight while they're full of Timbits.
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  1. Dawn said...

    Technically, Tim Hortons is an American company, since it's owned by Wendys. And they do have them all over the East Coast in the US already.

    But, the Times Square location will definitely help introduce the Canadian icon to thousands more people.

  2. said...

    Actually, it's no longer owned by Wendy's and it's in the process of reorganizing itself to be a Canadian company once again.

    I linked to the news article in my post.

    You're right about the publicity though. I've never seen so much media coverage for a doughnut shop before!

    Thanks for reading.

  3. ace said...

    If it tastes good, why not?

    May the best tasting doughnut win.

  4. actsofminortreason said...

    Finally, Defence Scheme No. 1 has been dusted off and updated for the modern age. We will follow a road of Timbits to victory!

  5. Moe said...

    Wait till the RRRRRollllll up the RRRRRRimmmmm to win starts...those New Yorkers will be lining up!

  6. Moona Syed said...

    Just visited the Tim Hortons on 34th St in Manhattan. Roll up the Rim has begun, but didn't see a line up for it unfortunately.

    Anyways, I really liked this post. The second shot could be TD Bank - America's Most Convenient Bank is also conveniently Canadian :-).

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