Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Tim Hortons: the modern Canadian inukshuk

by Rob - February 27th, 2009.
Filed under: Rollback.

So this Sunday, I’m appearing at the library in Paris, Ontario, as the concluding event of this year’s One Book, One Brant community-wide reading program; the book they’re doing this year is my Rollback.

If you’re in the area, come on out this Sunday, March 1, 2009, for a lively reading, Q&A, and more, at the Paris Public Library, 12 William Street, Paris, Ontario, at 1:30 p.m.

Just now, the library sent me directions to the library, and I thought to myself all Canadian directions contain the same landmark: the local Tim Hortons. They’ve become the modern Canadian inukshuk! For anyone else making the trip from the Toronto area, here are the directions:

  • Take Hwy 403.
  • Past the Brantford exits, you’ll come to Hwy 2 Paris Rd exit
  • Stay in right lane — sign will say to Paris
  • Follow on Paris Rd until you get to the 2nd set of stop lights. (Tim Hortons on the corner)
  • Turn left onto Dundas St. stay in right lane
  • Take Willow St. exit towards downtown
  • Go to stop sign turn left on William St. stay in left lane
  • Go through the main intersection (stop lights) and the library is one block over on your right.

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