January 19, National Day of Action to support Tim Hortons Workers | The Ontario Federation of Labour

January 19, National Day of Action to support Tim Hortons Workers

Check out the locations below and join an action to support Tim Hortons workers on Friday, January 19, National Day of Action!

The pressure on Tim Hortons, and the parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI), is heating up. This past Monday, a delegation of community activists, faith based leaders and the labour movement delivered a letter to RBI CEO Daniel Schwartz at their headquarters in Oakville. Our group demanded he reverse the cuts made to workers in dozens of Tim Hortons locations. Right next door at an RBI owned Tim Hortons, nearly 100 activists delivered roses to the workers and rallied in their support. We’re getting creative and it won’t stop there!


THIS FRIDAY, January 19, there will be events across Ontario and across Canada in support of Tim Hortons workers. In partnership with the Fight for $15, the Canadian Labour Congress and labour federations across Canada, we are mobilizing!


You can sign up to attend a Tim Hortons action near you by clicking here. Please scroll down to the end of this message for a complete list of actions near you. If you want to organize an action or have any questions, please contact Melisa Bayon at mbayon@ofl-org.flywheelsites.com. You can also download our flyer here. There will be more so stay tuned!


Get your vocal chords warmed up with the chants below. You can use them when you get to your local neighbourhood action to make it fun and loud!

“Tim Hortons, you’re no good!
Treat your workers like you should!”

“Hold the sugar, hold the cream!
Tim Hortons, don’t be mean!”

“We’re gonna beat back the Timmie’s attack!
We’re gonna beat beat back the Timmie’s attack!”

Sign the Petition!

If you haven’t done so yet, please make sure to sign the petition addressing Daniel Schwartz, CEO Restaurant Brands International (parent company of Tim Hortons). Join us in circulating this information through our organizational email lists and social media accounts.

Bad Boss Hotline

If you or someone you know is facing rollbacks to breaks or other bullying by your employer because of the rise in minimum wage, tell us about it here: https://ofl.ca/bad-boss-hotline-write-us-call-1-855-531-0778/

January 19 National Day of Action – Confirmed Events

Hosted by Barrie and District Labour Council
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Tim Hortons at 4 Fairview Rd, Barrie, ON L4N 7Y8
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/161169784507361/

Hosted by Waterloo Regional Labour Council and Fight for $15 & Fairness Kitchener Waterloo
6:00 PM
275 Water St N, Cambridge, ON

Hosted by Guelph & District Labour Council
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tim Hortons at 28 Wellington St East

Grey Bruce
Hosted by Grey Bruce Labour Council
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Tim Hortons at 303 Broadway St. off Queen St., Kincardine, ON N2Z 2S9

Hosted by Fight for $15 and Fairness Hamilton and Hamilton & District Labour Council
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Tim Hortons at 65 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON  L8J 3Y9
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/354078515065868/

Hosted by Lead Now
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tim Hortons at 473 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON L9A 1C1

Hosted by Kingston Fight for $15 & Fairness
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Tim Hortons at 681 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1E8
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/359399577865949/

Hosted by London & District Labour Council
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location To Be Announced

Hosted by Toronto & York Region Labour Council
8:00 AM
Leslie & Hwy7 (9005 Leslie St, Markham, ON L4B 1M3)

Hosted by Toronto & York Region Labour Council
8:00 AM
17145 Yonge St. Newmarket, ON L3Y 5L8

Hosted by Niagara Regional Labour Council
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Tim Hortons at 495 York Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake (York Road and Glendale Ave)

North Bay
Hosted by North Bay District Labour Council
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
25 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay

Hosted by We Are Oshawa
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Tim Hortons at 1361 Harmony Rd N, Oshawa
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/391654244639159/

Hosted by Fight for $15 & Fairness Ottawa and Ottawa and District Labour Council
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
585 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/547646155614625/

Hosted by Oakville District Labour Council
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Tim Hortons 515 Maple Grove Dr, Oakville, ON L6J 4W3 (Between Maple Grove and Cornwall Rd)

Richmond Hill
Hosted by Lead Now
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1M3

Thunder Bay
Hosted by Thunder Bay & District Council
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1043 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4A4
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/325114407977306/

Hosted by OPSEU Region 5
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Southwest corner of Dundas & University, 481 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2P1

Hosted by Workers’ Action Centre
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Southeast corner of Broadview & Danforth, 91 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/816977528510495/

Hosted by East End Solidarity
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Tim Hortons at 2575 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1L4
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/138556520146608/

Hosted by West Toronto $15 and Fairness
8:00am to 9:00 AM
Tim Hortons, 1094 Bloor St W, Toronto ON M6H 1H5, one block east of Dufferin & Bloor
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/149349552520361/

Hosted by West Toronto $15 and Fairness
9:00am to 10:00 AM
Tim Hortons, 2150 Bloor St W, Toronto ON M6S 1M8

Hosted by Toronto & York Region Labour Council
8:00 AM
Midland & Steeles (4228 Midland Ave, Scarborough, ON M1V 4S7)

8:00 AM
Rexdale & Hwy 27 (116 Queens Plate Dr. Etobicoke, ON M9W 7K4)

8:00 AM
University & Edward (481 University Ave)

8:00 AM
College & Spadina (455 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2G8)

4:00 PM
Yonge & Eglinton (2245 Yonge St)

Hosted by Unifor Local 414 & Toronto & York Region Labour Council
8:00 AM
Tim Hortons at 2294 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T9

Hosted by Scarborough $15 & Fairness
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Northeast corner of Midland & Eglinton (2500 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1K 2R5)

Hosted by UofT$15 & Fairness
12:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Tim Hortons at Sidney Smith Hall, St George Campus, 100 St. George St, Toronto, M5S 3G3
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/542701279437365/

Hosted by York $15 & Fairness
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Tim Hortons at Central Square (near Curtis Lecture Halls), 4700 Keele St.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/852265851619088/

Hosted by Regent Park $ 15 & Fairness
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Northeast corner of Parliament & Dundas, 335 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M5A 2Z3

Hosted by Brampton $15 & Fairness
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Peter Robertson & Dixie, 624 Peter Robertson Blvd, Brampton, ON L6R 1T5

Hosted by Parkdale Community Legal Services
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Tim Hortons at Jameson & Queen, 1480 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1M4
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/332780350571800/

Hosted by Toronto & York Region Labour Council
8:00 AM
Langstaff & Weston (3650 Langstaff Rd. Vaughan, ON L4L 9A8)

Hosted by Windsor District Labour Council
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tim Hortons 525 University Ave West, Windsor, ON N9A 5R4

Hosted by Toronto & York Region Labour Council
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Tim Hortons 3650 Langstaff Road, Woodbridge, ON L4L 9A8


British Columbia, Surrey
Hosted by Fight for $15 Now Surrey Working Group
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Tim Hortons on King George Hwy, 9595, Surrey (Corner of 96th Ave & King George Blvd) V3V 5W4
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/745004772356264/

British Columbia, Vancouver
Hosted by Fight for $15 East Vancouver
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Tim Hortons, Langara College A Building Cafeteria, 100 W 49th Ave, Vancouver.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/541550726212698/

British Columbia, Vancouver
Hosted by BC Federation of Labour and Community
5: 00 PM – 7:00 PM
Commercial Drive and 1st Avenue
Contact: Leslie Kemp, lkemp@telus.net

Nova Scotia, Halifax
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Halifax Central Library (on the sidewalk/courtyard in front of the building)
5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax
Contact: Suzanne MacNeil, 902-401-7768, president@halifaxlabour.ca
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/141544506641205/

Saskatchewan, Regina
Hosted by Catherine Gendron
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
1800 Scarth Street, Regina, SK S4P 2G3

Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Hosted by Fight for $15 Saskatchewan
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
201 1st Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1K1