2019-05-07

IRC's Structural Team Designs Tallest Tims

As reported in the Clarington This Week newspaper (April 22, 2019), IRC's Structural Engineering division is helping Tim Hortons reach new heights with an exciting new 2-storey store in Bowmanville. According to the local paper, construction on the huge structure has already begun at Green Road and Prince William Blvd.

New two-storey Tim Hortons in Bowmanville is being built on Green Road - Sabrina Byrnes/Metroland

On top of being taller than you're average Tims, this new location will also feature a patio. The paper also reports that the new Tim Hortons will have lots of elements that set it apart from other Tim Hortons locations. For example, on part of the property, there will be an outdoor patio space and lots of landscaping, perfect for chilling out in the summer and enjoying an iced coffee. 

The building will also feature the kitchen and eat-in area on the main floor, which is 2800 square feet, and storage, offices, and a staff lounge on the second floor.  

The construction on that Tim Hortons is now underway and the restaurant is expected to open sometime this summer, though a specific grand opening day has not yet been announced. It hasn't been an easy road to get here, however. 

Back in early June of 2018, the team behind the new Tims were having trouble getting their plans for the massive new restaurant approved. That's because the Clarington town council was concerned about the drive-thru causing a traffic nightmare. 

The original plans for the new two-storey Tims include a two-lane drive-thru, however, the council was hesitant to approve this plan, as the area is frequented by a lot of seniors and pedestrians. 

One councillor, Ron Hooper said he gets a lot of traffic complaints from the seniors. He told Clarington This Week, in regards to a potential new drive-thru, "[The seniors] are concerned for their lives now. There's going to be an awful lot of traffic there trying to get in."

Despite concerns, the plans for the Tim Hortons were eventually approved and the construction is now well underway. 

Original Article: What's Going on Here: 2-storey Time Hortons, Bowmanville | Pubilshed in Clarington This Week | By:Sabrina Byrnes | Date: April 22, 2019