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Colloquial Names[edit]

It is colloquially known by Canadians as "Crappy Tire", although this is generally an affectionate nickname and therefore not meant as a disparaging remark.

I've also heard it called Craptacular Tire, again as a mark of affection, but I haven't heard it often. 02:07, 26 May 2005 (UTC)[reply]

The Canadian Tire couple needs to be included in the adverstiment bblurb right near the contents.-- 16:23, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

  • My family (and others) call it "Canadian Trash" colloquially too. Should this be stated somewhere in the article that there are many colloquial terms playing on the name, used affectionately? The Chief 23:32, 23 August 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  • Here in BC its common to call it "Rubber Canuck" or also for some unknown reason "Ukrainian Tire"

What about Head Cashier?[edit]

I was just thinking that maybe the person in charge of the cashiers and the customer service should be included under Store Operations. I work in a Quebec store, so I'm not sure how the position is called in the rest of the country, but I believe it would be Head Cashier.

I work in a Brampton (just outside of Toronto) store and the person in charge of Cash and Customer Service is called the Cash Manager.


Auto service departments owned by Lowes? Or the chain owned by Lowes? What is that line getting at? As for Lowes, I never knew they had any connection to CTC. Where did this come from?

I suspect this is vandalism. It's a tedious practice throughout Wikipedia for vandals to claim anything Canadian is a subsidiary or in some way subordinate to or dependent on something American. It's extremely funny, if by 'funny' one means 'inducing or tending to induce drowsiness'.
I can't find any mention of the connection at the Canadian Tire site, nor at the Lowes site. The company profiles available at Etrade make no mention of a connection. Each company issues its own stock, each on a different exchange. Lowes-branded stores not connected to Canadian Tire are poised to open in Canada. Google search yields no mention of any such connection. Short version: I'm gonna remove it. Rrburke 04:24, 16 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]
Followup: the line in question had been added by a since-banned vandal from Houston, Texas. See user's talk page for more info his history of vandalism. Rrburke 04:51, 16 December 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Canadian Tire Online section[edit]

This section is not necessary. I removed some of the ad-like stuff like the 1-800 number but it still seems like an ad. On top of that, its not remarkable to have an online store, every major retail chain has that so it doesn't really seem notable. Any comments? if not I'll delete the section but we'll see.--BoyoJonesJr 14:15, 15 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I disagree. Canadian Tire is unique due to the fact it is a franchise, so products purchased in the store results in the dealer making profit. When products are bought through the catalogue or Canadian Tire online, the money goes to the corp. -- Jaydawg 03:17, 12 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Clarification: Canadian Tire is NOT a franchise, by legal definition. It operates an affiliation system for its operators.The company provides great power to the affiliates in determining how the company operates. The basic point of the comment remains however that each store is independently operated with store profits accruing to each store operator. ---- AC818

Crappy Tire[edit]

Canadian Tire is often called Crappy Tire. In 2001, Canadian Tire took Mick McFadden to the World Intellectual Property Organization over the website crappytire.com. The company claimed that it had rights to the name because the nickname has become so ingrained among Canadians that it no longer means anything bad and therefore is neither satire nor parody. They further claimed that by owning the domain, McFadden was "attempting to create an impression of an association with Canadian Tire". In his defence, McFadden wrote, "Respondent inquires 'since when is the word "Canadian" interchangeable with or similar to "crappy"'?" Canadian Tire's complaint was dismissed. As of June 2006, the crappytire.com domain is owned by Canadian Tire.

Source? Factual accuracy? --Deenoe 00:42, 15 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I agree, I'd love to see some kind of citation or sourcing on this. I mean, it's fascinating but I have never heard of this or of anyone refer to Canadian Tire as "Crappy Tire." Maybe it's because I'm in Quebec, I don;t know, but it's news to me... Shawn in Montreal 20:04, 17 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]

i'm a former employee of a Canadian tire store in southern Ontario,and yes I did hear people referring to Canadian Tire as crappy tire...maybe its just an Ontario based saying thats all.As i never have visited any of these stores in other provinces i don't know if the nickname is used anywhere else.Lynn

I've heard it called crappy tire more often than its proper name... I saw an article a while back about the WIPO case, I'll find it when I get home and mention it in the article somewhere. Bushytails 18:51, 5 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Crappy Tire is definitely a valid slang term, at least in Ontario. No negative connotations, it's just what we call it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:41, 20 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Ship to US?[edit]

Is there a way to get Canadian Tire's Mastercraft tools shipped to the US? I tried their web site, but they no longer take orders.

Written like an advert[edit]

I feel like this article is a bit too generous to the company and sounds a bit like an advert. I don't think a massive overhaul is required, however parts, such as those under Divisions, requires a bit of change. An example of offending text:

"As Canada's largest retailer, it is said that 85 percent of all Canadians live within a 15-minute drive of a Canadian Tire store; that nine out of ten adult Canadians shop at one at least twice a year; and that 40 percent of Canadians shop at Canadian Tire every week.[3] There are 482 stores across Canada." --Jake S 08:18, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Dated sentence[edit]

"Last year, Canadian Tire introduced its two newest store formats" Is that "last year" as in 2010 or "last year" as in a year before the sentence was written? Someone with better knowledge of the company should rephrase that with an actual date. --Khajidha (talk) 14:45, 9 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Is Canadian Tire updating this article?[edit]

Well referenced, well written changes to this page disappear quickly. Just wondering, there isn't one bit of criticism for a company that receives negative press on a regular basis. For example, the company was convicted of conspiring to agree with competitors on gasoline prices in Kingston Ontario in 2011. It would be cool if someone could check this out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:56, 1 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

While it is always possible, I think you'd need to identify a regular pattern - probably from editors or IPs that do little but edit this article - before making such an assertion. AS for "criticisms", keep in mind that this is an encyclopedia article; "Criticism" sections often tend to become little more than gripe sessions, whereas we have to look at how a particular issue - whether or not it receives press attention - is especially relevant to a global audience over the context of the company's entire history. --Ckatzchatspy 00:37, 2 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

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Been getting flyers from CanadianTire including FRANK products. Is FRANK a Canadian Tire store brand?? The FRANK page at canadiantire.ca isn't that helpful, but says "To recommend a new partner for FRANK+ to collaborate with, email FRANKfinds@cantire.com", which makes me think they are selling FRANK products at places that are not CanadianTire. howhigh.ca/branding-design/frank/ says FRANK is a "private label brand" of Canadian Tire. A Globe & Mail article from 2016 describes FRANK as a "private label" (but also talks about them competing with Amazon.com while planning to sell via other Amazon websites, which has me partially confused and wanting to smack someone at CT. I'm recovering from pneumonia so I'll just end this comment here) -EarthFurst (talk) 21:50, 27 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Customer service[edit]

I have seen post-Covid their in store and corporate customer service has sharply declined. Not the store level employees providing customer assistance, but the store/shift managers being rude to employees and customers in the open. I have experienced it first hand, and also witnessed it upon others multiple times at 2 seperate stores. Corporate customer service representatives provide what feel like prewritten responses and dodge/deflect questions, when further asked for follow up they become more dismissive and 'short'/attitude.

Very poor to see, and worse to experience. Canadian Tire has become a store I only shop at when things are on sale - see something you want? Wait a week or two and it will be 30% off. It's just not the store it was 5 years ago, and certainly not the Canadian staple it was 20+ years ago. (talk) 15:00, 5 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

You need to provide reliable sources, not your own original research and opinion. Additionally this is not the customer complaints department nor a review and opinion website but an encyclopaedia. Canterbury Tail talk 15:05, 5 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]