23 martie 2010

Imagine a canadian town without Tim Hortons or McDonalds!

There is one: Tofino, BC.

From the article:

"TOFINO — District of Tofino council wants to keep its unique charm by keeping out franchises like the golden arches, Starbucks and Tim Hortons.
Council made a motion Tuesday directing staff to draft a bylaw that would ban franchises in Tofino utilizing a section of the official community plan which discourages future development and location of large-format retail chains and fast-food chains that do not reflect the character of Tofino, according to Coun. Stephen Ashton who proposed the motion.
Ashton said he is concerned Tofino would lose its distinctness among other communities."

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