Threatens to take fight to Ontario Municipal Board

(Source: Daily Commercial News)

The company that owns Tim Hortons says sections of Kingston’s new official plan will prevent any future drive-thru facilities it plans to build in the eastern Ontario city.

The TDL Group Corp. has told city hall that unless changes are made to the official plan, it is prepared to take the city to the Ontario Municipal Board to have the drive-thru provisions changed. The company says the city has not produced any studies to back the official plan’s intent to “discourage” new drive-thrus.

Tim Hortons says drive-thrus are central to its business plan and the wording wouldn’t permit it to build any new stores in the city.

Read Jordan Press’ full article “Tim Hortons says expansion cut off by drive-thru policy” in the Daily Commercial News and Construction Record (August 4, 2009).

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