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Yonge and Finch 1971/ Toronto’s First McDonalds

Yonge and Finch 1971This is Wimpy’s Dairy Bar in 1971. It bears a striking resemblance to an early McDonald’s outlet.
Including the truncated arches and red and white stripes.
Yonge and Finch 1971
McDonald’s didn’t enter the Ontario marketplace until 1970 so it’s reasonable to assume that Wimpy’s is a clone rather that a converted restaurant.
According to Howard, this was McDonald’s first Toronto location that went out of business. The arches were cut down, and the restaurant business continued under the next name.
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2 responses

  1. Howard

    This was McDonalds first location, I believe, in Canada. It went broke. The arches were cut down, and the restaurant business continued under the next name.
    This was back when you had Red Barn and other “terrible” fast food choices.

    February 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

  2. Howard

    Incorrect…..
    Bathurst and Steeles…

    1968.

    November 17, 2017 at 10:48 pm

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