The Gallery of Little Big Things
McDonald’s, with more than 1,400 restaurants in Canadian communities, is marking its 55th year in Canada by launching The Gallery of Little Big Things today. The Gallery is a limited time pop-up exhibition recognizing contributions – both big and small – that have made a big impact. Visitors and brand fans will connect with artifacts that represent the small changes and milestones people and communities have made from coast to coast to coast to help serve up a better tomorrow in key areas that matter most to Canadians.
Brick From the First McDonald’s Canada Restaurant
Richmond, B.C., 1967:
Laid at 7120 No. 3 Road, this little brick was the first signal of something big coming. And it was more than just a new burger in town.
McDonald’s became part of Canada’s community when we first opened our doors in Richmond, B.C. in 1967.
In more than 1,400 places across Canada today, there’s a McDonald’s restaurant feeding and fostering communities like yours.
Hosting your birthdays, family nights, first Happy Meals and reunions with old friends (even a wedding or two). Serving you food in a way that supports quality ingredients, and sourcing beef, potatoes, dairy and freshly cracked Canada Grade A eggs from Canadian farmers and ranchers.
Being the first step in a young person’s career and providing entrepreneurs opportunities to grow successful local businesses.
Supporting families with sick children by fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charities® across Canada and being there for the community when it needs it most.
Over 55 years, we’ve gotten to know each other. What matters to you matters to us.
But we know being part of a community means changing with it. That’s why we’ve been taking positive action on key areas that matter to Canadians, so we can serve up a better tomorrow and you can Love what’s next™.