TORONTO – Tim Hortons has a new home. The company officially moved into its new headquarters in downtown Toronto, Ontario, nearly eight months after announcing plans to relocate from Oakville, Ontario, roughly 37 km (23 miles) from the city.
The two-level open concept office space occupies the old TSX trading floor in Exchange Tower. The interior design includes features aimed at promoting collaboration. For example, public work zones throughout the office feature restaurant seating, tables, booths and magnetic whiteboard walls. Town hall and training spaces can accommodate hundreds of people at a time for corporate events and conferences.
Employees can enjoy more than 20 coffee and tea brewing stations, a new state-of-the-art test kitchen, a large staff café and an outdoor terrace. Tim Hortons joins the ranks of food and beverage companies opting to relocate main offices to urban hubs to attract the best and brightest of the industry.
“We wanted our new head office design to be a celebration of the brand and coffee culture and a welcoming place that brings people together,” said Alex Macedo, president of Tim Hortons. “We chose the heart of Toronto because it will help attract the next generation of talented Tim Hortons employees and ultimately fuel our growth.”
Other design details — such as Canadian Maple paneling and maple leaf wall décor — reflect the company’s Canadian roots. Coffee beans also were incorporated in the design.
“The notion of community is evident through spaces such as the generously sized, welcoming reception area, which feels more like a living room than corporate office,” Macedo said. “It is just one of a number of features that makes this space not only feel uniquely Canadian, but uniquely Tims.”