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Canadian Tire to provide fueling at Ontario’s 23 roadside service centres

TORONTO, Ont. -- If you aren't already collecting Canadian Tire money, you may want to start.


TORONTO, Ont. — If you aren’t already collecting Canadian Tire money, you may want to start.

The 23 roadside fuel stations and convenience stores under construction in Ontario will be operated by Canadian Tire when they re-open, the company has announced.

The service centres, located along Hwys. 400 and 401, will feature modern facilities for fueling, shopping, resting and quick-service dining, the company claims.

The service stations will be operated by Host Kilmer Service Centres, with Canadian Tire providing the fueling and convenience store facilities.

“Automotive is a key differentiator for Canadian Tire and a competitive advantage,” said Michael Medline, president of Canadian Tire Automotive. “These highways are the busiest in Ontario. We estimate the sites will generate six million incremental transactions a year and will help us develop new and longstanding relationships with customers.”

He confirmed Canadian Tire money will be awarded to customers.

“There is great value for consumers and the company in offering Canadian Tire Money that can be redeemed within minutes of getting off the highway or at any of our 479 stores across the country,” Medline said in a statement.

Ontario’s 23 service centres will be the first LEED Silver-certified facilities in Canada, the company said. Seven sites are already under construction and as many as 20 will be open for business by the end of 2012.


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5 Comments » for Canadian Tire to provide fueling at Ontario’s 23 roadside service centres
  1. John Coups says:

    Unfortunately the fine print on each Canadian Tire note states that it is not redeemable for fuel purchases.

  2. Al Goodhall says:

    “These highways are the busiest in Ontario. We estimate the sites will generate six million incremental transactions a year and will help us develop new and longstanding relationships with customers.”

    Well we know what the motivation is for Canadian Tire. Money.

    What we need is a safe place to park, sleep, and rest as well as be able to eat and have access to running water and washrooms. Let’s hope for all of our sakes we get that and these service areas don’t simply become another set of retail power centers where trucks will be less than welcomed.

  3. Stephen Large says:

    Hopefully Canadian Tire in Ontario has more interest in trucks than they do here in Alberta. Every Canadian Tire store I have been to has many signs indicating that there are no trucks allowed to park at their stores and most of them have installed concrete islands in their parking lots to prevent tractor trailers from entering their property!

  4. Furious Law Abider says:

    just as a note lol how many companys supply canadian tire cards for fuel and yes my guess they will be 4 wheeler friendly but not truck

  5. Doug says:

    Well fine print or not– take take your ctc cash — go buy a gift card at the store and now you can buy fuel.Well maybe if you can get out of the store with your wants! Lets hope the operator is truck friendly and knows those guys needs and has a good sized budget.

    I did 25 years at the tire and now work in the tractor/trailer end.

    The tire could run a really shop that serves the truckers well as long as they think outside of the box! –Its not a price point thing it is service correct stocking and stock depth!

    In my mind this is huge re CTC getting into this. — I will watch!!

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