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Old Posted Mar 2, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Bt based of my travels to all of the other big cities, I find that indeed, there is a serious lack of non-big-box-store bakeries in Canadian cities.
I noticed this in Ottawa, it seems like 9 cafés/bakeries out of 10 were big chains. On the other hand downtown Montreal is almost exclusively big-box-stores territory while the local bakeries and cafés are located in the other neighbourhoods. I neved had trouble finding one here in Villeray, there are litteraly 5 or 6 within a 5 min walk.
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And people go to Starbucks out of some misguided sense of value. It's shitty coffee packaged as something high end. Grande? Really? I guess good marketing can pull the wool over most people's eyes. Chain store coffee barely resembles proper coffee.
That's definitely true, that shows how bad Tim's coffee is if I will get a cup of burnt Starbucks coffee over Tims every day. Calgary has some pretty good local coffee places (Good Earth and P&S) and I go there when I can, but unfortunately they are few and far between.
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This is like beating a dead horse, but that's nonsense. There are 7 authentic, family owned bakeries at a 5 minute walk radius at my home in Montreal. The closest corporate bakery is 15 minutes away. I guess this is one of the perks of living in a dense d relatively old urban fabric. My Montreal home isn't downtown either.

In fact, Montreal has hundreds of independent bakeries spread all over the city. I'd wager the same could be said for Toronto.


Bt based of my travels to all of the other big cities, I find that indeed, there is a serious lack of non-big-box-store bakeries in Canadian cities.
In the suburban sprawl of Gatineau, there are at least three independent neighbourhood bakeries within a 3-km radius of my house. All of them are owned by immigrants from France BTW.
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Tim's is shit for snacks, but if have a choice, I will stop and get a coffee at the one by my house on the way to work no problem. I really wish they would start marketing re-usable cups because I seriously see dozens as I walk to the train....but, whatever.
They do, but people don't use them. They don't like carrying cups around. They want something they can crumple up and throw on the ground when they're done with it.

The only bakeries I can think of in Thunder Bay are locally owned. I guess you can count the ones in grocery stores, but they just produce product for their own stores, and it isn't too bad. The regular loaves of bread that Superstore sells are really good when they're fresh. The "corporate" bread (Old Mill or Grey Mill or whatever) is shit, though. Typically I only buy bread if it is in a clear bag with a sticker that was printed on the scale in the bakery that cooked it, which is located no more than 10 yards away.

If the word Bakery is referring to the coffee shops too then we have lots of them but still, in my neighbourhood, there are two bakeries and they're both local business. Except for a single Burns Meats warehouse, all of the meat processing plants that I can think of here are local businesses, too.
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Were you expecting Londoners to have good taste? Ha!
You should've seen my original post, which I heavily edited. I changed it because it would've been too insulting to people from my hometown.
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That's definitely true, that shows how bad Tim's coffee is if I will get a cup of burnt Starbucks coffee over Tims every day. Calgary has some pretty good local coffee places (Good Earth and P&S) and I go there when I can, but unfortunately they are few and far between.
What I don't get is if they're both dreadful, why pay 50% more for one of them?
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What are Londoners complaining about? I was in London a couple years ago and there was a market across from the downtown arena and there were several bakeries inside.
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ffs..On dog walk, I got another "Please Play Again"..Same time last year, I already had my token week's worth of morning coffee..I'm 1/30(about) so far this year...On another note,I don't know why there is a lack of luv for Tim's on here?..It's a matter of taste I suppose, but I'll pass on Star-buck's and Second Cup for that matter.
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4 for 11. Every single University cup I've bought has been a loser. This friggin' contest is rigged.

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You should've seen my original post, which I heavily edited. I changed it because it would've been too insulting to people from my hometown.
Oh, but I did see the original post, and I'd still say that I agree.

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What are Londoners complaining about? I was in London a couple years ago and there was a market across from the downtown arena and there were several bakeries inside.
That's one market in one part of the city. Great for people who live or work downtown but a bit difficult for the rest of us to go there on a daily basis.
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^Angelos is back on Wonderland North (not so great maybe, but certainly beats Bloblaws, or StupidStore). Also, there is Remark's in Oakridge.
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^Angelos is back on Wonderland North (not so great maybe, but certainly beats Bloblaws, or StupidStore). Also, there is Remark's in Oakridge.
I thought Angelos was gone?
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What I don't get is if they're both dreadful, why pay 50% more for one of them?
Because it's more than 2x better, so it's worth it to me. I find Tim's coffee to be watery and flavourless, at least Starbucks has some actual coffee taste to it.
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