Calgary Canadian Tire

Did you know?

  • J.W. and A.J. Billes bought the Hamilton Tire & Garage Ltd. at the corner of Gerard and Hamilton Streets in Toronto in 1922 for $1,800.
  • In 1937, the Canadian Tire at Yonge Street and Davenport was the first retail store to equip their sales staff with roller skates, speeding up service.
  • In 1958, the first gas bar opens at Yonge & Church in Toronto. Gas bar customers receive discount coupons, later known as Canadian Tire ‘Money’, redeemable in merchandise at Canadian Tire stores.
  • There were 40,000 cars on Canada’s roads when the Billes brothers first bought the Hamilton Tire & Garage Ltd. Today, there are over 13.5 million cars.
  • Canadian Tire expanded to the territories in 1992 by opening three stores in Whitehorse, Yukon and Yellowknife, N.W.T.
  • At the height of distribution, nine million catalogues were delivered to Canadian homes. Today, 11.5 million flyers are viewed by 85% of Canadian households each week.
  • Two out of three Canadian men read Canadian Tire’s flyer every week.
  • Canadian Tire services over 10,000 cars a day.
  • More than 90% of the population lives within 15 minutes of a Canadian Tire store.
  • More than 80% of the population shops at Canadian Tire stores every year.
  • Since its launch in February 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart has helped give more than 417,000 Canadian kids the chance to play.
  • Canadian Tire Financial Services has more than 4 million card members.
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