Some Tim Hortons locations in Ontario have increased menu prices for some breakfast items amid controversy over Ontario’s minimum wage increase.
While Tim Hortons confirmed the price increases to various media outlets, the brand did not provide specific details on price increases, locations, or menu items.
Reports on social media indicate some breakfast items increased by around 20 cents, while one person complained about a 55-cent increase on an “icedcap and breaky sandwich” combo.
@TimHortons breakfast combo went up to 7.22 from the 7.00 it was for years..the minimum wage price hike begins
— shaaaan (@ylanahs) January 11, 2018
Order an icedcap and breaky sandwich one day.. $5.95 order the same thing the next day $6.50 @TimHortons get your shit together ?
— tamaraanne (@tamaraanne) January 12, 2018
Lol Tim Hortons think we're stupid. They raised their prices 4 times in 2017 bout you tryna blame minimum wage loool
— ellesBrowninnnnnnn (@Lbrowninn) January 12, 2018
They aren't the only restaurant that had to raise prices. Stop trying to ruin Tim Hortons. Go and investigate. Here in Niagara Falls it's happening all over not just Tim Hortons
— Susan Greco (@sue2condos) January 12, 2018
Minimum wage increase already driving prices of food upwards in Toronto's Tim Hortons chain. Inflation already on its way ! Mandatory min.wage big Government mistake ! The poor will suffer most !
— Louie Jacob (@louiejacob050) January 12, 2018
On January 1, 2018 the minimum wage in Ontario increased from $11.60 to $14 per hour.