Canadian Tire: History of a revered Canadian icon

When you next walk into Canadian Tire Hamilton Centre on Barton Street East in Hamilton, you may find it of interest to know about the long and very impressive history of this Canadian icon that continues to serve millions coast to coast.

Canadian Tire Corporation has grown during its 90-plus years in business to provide Canadians with virtually everything they want or need. The company was founded in 1922, is proudly Canadian, and serves Canadians a remarkable 250 million times per year while employing nearly 68,000 people. The Canadian Tire iconic red triangle is a symbol of one of the most trusted brands.

The Canadian Tire family of companies is remarkably extensive and — along with the flagship Canadian Tire stores — includes such major retail names as Sport Chek, National Sports, Mark’s and many more, along with Canadian Tire Financial Services, plus almost 1,700 of its renowned retail and gasoline outlets coast to coast. Then there’s Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities that help remove the financial barriers so that kids across the country can partake in sports and physical activities where they may not otherwise have had the opportunity. Canadian Tire retail stores’ primary retail business categories are automotive, living, fixing, playing and apparel, but the list of products and services hardly stops there.

Those in Hamilton will find a terrific collection of great brand name products and useful services at Canadian Tire Hamilton Centre. The number of product and service categories is substantial — you’ll find home furniture, kitchen cookware and appliances, and everything else you need for your home and garden; to enhance your leisure time, there are bikes galore, hockey and sports gear, and fitness and exercise equipment; and for the do-it-yourselfer, there are ladders, compressors, generators, hand and power tools, and more. Then there are automotive products and services, too, plus special deals and sales. The list just goes on and on.

Canadian Tire helps to turn any to-do list into a pleasant shopping experience and makes undertaking the jobs and joys of everyday life in this great country enjoyable. Canadian Tire welcomes you and looks forward to the opportunity to provide you with the products and services you need.

Pay a visit to Canadian Tire Hamilton Centre at 1283 Barton Street East. You can call the store at 905-549-1336, or call the auto centre at 905-549-1338. No appointments are necessary at the auto centre for express oil changes, but it’s still advisable to call in advance.