Yea verily, hear ye the words of the Gospel of the Great White North:
. . . and on thy sacred pilgrimage, proceedeth thou to Ottawa Street in the holy city of Hamilton in the province of Ontario. Feareth not neither Tiger Cats nor the United Steelworkers Union nor yet even Sheila Copps, for the Lord Stanley shall protect thee on thy journey.
And lo, on Ottawa Street shalt thou findeth the Sacred Way revered by all true Canuckians of faith and lovers of donuts everywhere.
O thou unworthy one, behold the sacred shrine -- hallelujah, the very first Tim Hortons store in all of Canada! Shield thy eyes, cover thy head and kneel before its glory! For 'twas on this holy spot that Saint Tim himself trod in his hockey skates of fire. Yea and here createth he the very first Timbit, like unto the manna of heaven that did sustaineth the Israelites during their exodus from Egypt.
And the hand of the Lord Stanley did cause this plaque of bronze to appear on the front of the holy shrine, so that all who come may marvel at and worship at this sacred spot.
Yea verily, drinketh thou thy double-double and eateth thou thy maple glazed donut, symbols of all that be sacred and holy in this great land from sea to sea to sea.
Here endeth the lesson, eh?
[All photos by Debra She Who Seeks, May 2013. And a special thank you to Lois of Mid Life Fibres who told me of this sacred spot and how to get there this summer while in Hamilton!]
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