From left at the new Tim Hortons under construction on Boundary Road are owners Nelson Matos, Michelle Matos and manager Pieter Van Der Veen.
CORNWALL, Ontario - A new South Glengarry commercial development on Boundary Road that is likely to become a hub of activity is quickly taking shape.
The truck stop and convenience store/fuel centre at the development, which is fronted by BVD Petroleum, will get a new addition in the form of the 10th Tim Hortons store to set up in Cornwall.
The owners of the new store, Michelle and Nelson Matos, said Friday the store is expected to open by March 30 - a couple of days ahead of schedule.
They agreed the development on Boundary Road, adjacent to the Highway 401 interchange and the city's industrial park, will be a boon.
"It's more industry for this area," said Michelle. "It's wonderful for Cornwall."
And it will be busy. Rough estimates suggest as many as 70 transports an hour, at peak volume, are already circulating through the truck stop and the development is not even finished yet.
Across the street is Supply Chain Management, a logistics company that is driven exclusively by truck traffic, not to mention other similar operations in the city's industrial park.
The traffic is expected to grow so much that the developer of the truck stop area spent $310,000 to widen Boundary Road.
"This area will really cater to the trucks," said Nelson.
The new Tim Hortons operation will be a full-sized restaurant, said Michelle, and has already secured employment for about 35 people.
As many as 10 more could be hired.
"People can apply online, or drop off a resume at the store once it's opened," said Michelle, adding a resume can also be faxed to 613-938-2714.