On March 1st, 1987, Starbucks opened its first Canadian store, Seabus, in Vancouver, B.C. In 1995, Starbucks formed an alliance with Chapters, Inc., the Canadian bookstore chain. The next year marked the first stores in the Ontario market, with the January 20th opening of 5 stores throughout the greater Toronto area. To date, Starbucks Coffee Canada has over 700 company-operated stores and over 250 licensed concept stores across the country.
Starbucks coffee houses offer more than the finest coffee sourced from across the globe. Friendly people, great music and a comfortable upbeat meeting place create the famous Starbucks experience.
The layout and atmosphere of Starbucks stores is specifically designed to be cozy and intimate, while at the same time providing people with their own personal space to use as they wish. The combination of sofas, armchairs, coffee tables and chairs, bars, stools and meeting room tables means that there is something for everyone.
Those looking for peace and quiet away from home or the office can relax and linger in a comfortable armchair and escape into a book, while those looking for an intimate place to meet friends can huddle on a sofa and chat over a mug of coffee, as they would in their own home.