There are several places in the world more bleak than a typical Montreal street in winter, like a ghost town in a desert, an understaffed retirement home, the empty Toronto Maple Leafs locker room on the first day of playoffs, etc. But just because the world outside is becoming a monochromatic montage of sadness doesn't mean it has to drag you down too, as long these small victories still exist in your life.
You might love to drink Tim Hortons "double doubles," but have you ever wanted to look like one?
Just in time for National Coffee Day, Tim Hortons is releasing a whole new line of swag called the Double Double Collection — an exclusive line of clothing that will only be available at Tim Hortons Canada.
Tim Hortons' Double Double Collection will have uniquely branded hoodies, T-shirts, sweatpants, and travel mugs and will be launched in both French (Deux Deux) and English (Double Double).
What makes the merchandise so unique is that the products "all feature Tim's signature double-double colour, inspired by the colour of the popular two-milk, two-sugar coffee," according to a statement shared with MTL Blog.
The collection will be available exclusively on thedripdrop.ca on September 29 at 10 a.m.
"Since Tim Hortons coffee is freshly brewed every 20 minutes, they will be delivering fresh options every 20 minutes until 6 p.m.," explained a company spokesperson.
The store, owned by Mathieu Côté, sold over 29,350 Smile Cookies, raising money for the Suroît Hospital Foundation in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.
Nationally, the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raised over $12 million for charities across Canada.
This is a historic record for the campaign, far eclipsing the previous record of $10.5 million. One hundred percent of the profits will go towards various charities.
"Every year, Tim Hortons restaurant owners go above and beyond to raise money for our annual Smile Cookie campaign, and it is truly inspiring to be part of such an important initiative," Hope Bagozzi, marketing director at Tim Hortons, said in a statement.
A store in Dunnville, Ontario, sold the most Smile Cookies for the fourth year in a row, selling nearly 48,000.
A few lucky Montreal-area residents will be able to test refilling their OPUS cards from their phones this fall and winter.
"During the experiment, which will run from September 14 to December 31, 2021, citizens will be invited to try out and comment on a function under development for reloading the OPUS card from a smartphone," the metro area's transit authority, the ARTM, said in a press release.
"Eventually," it continues, "this innovative and user-friendly feature will allow public transit users to consult the contents of their OPUS card, purchase tickets and add them to the card in a few moments from their smartphone."
The pre-pandemic monthly struggle of waiting in long lines to refill your OPUS card is all too familiar to Montreal transit riders.
We dare say there is NOTHING worse than forgetting to renew your monthly fare ahead of time and only realizing your mistake when you're late for work and come across the long line in your metro station.
STM, RTL, STL and exo riders can apply to participate in the experiment online. The lucky chosen ones will also have a chance to win one of five $100 prizes.