Well, someone has got to be the new Coffee Time afterall.People love to hate on Tim Hortons (their food and drink is shit don’t get me wrong) but they’re one of the few remaining places old people can go and hang out as a community. Go to any Tim’s in the city between 5-8am on a weekend and it’s pretty much a seniors centre.
And you could use this argument for a dozen other profitable locations which are also minutes from each other (e.g. Scott & Wellington, Esplanade and Church). While the distance between the two doesn't seem great, the mental barrier of crossing under the Gardiner is.It’s also a 2 minute walk from another Tims. Perhaps they are planning on closing the other one? That’s a pretty dense spread for Tim’s in the downtown.