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For Everyone Wondering WTF Happened To The Canadian Tire Guy

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If you were alive anytime in the late '90s and early '00s, you knew this man. He was the face of Canadian Tire. You hated him, you loved him. Whatever — he's a part of our history forever.

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And yes, he has a human name: Ted Simonett, but most of us still call him the "Canadian Tire guy." Because his Wikipedia page is literally under "Canadian Tire guy."


Well, it's been almost two decades since Ted became the face of tools everywhere (we mean the instrument), and if you're wondering what the mysterious man is up to these days...

This is TCTG as an IRL Human:

And he's now a photographer! With a professional website and everything.

Graduating from home hardware to profound POVs.

And snapping the great Canadian outdoors, of course.

His photos have even been randomly picked up and recognized around the internet.

Instagram: @paddy_cook

So congrats tool you, Ted. Canadian Tire once screwed you, but you’ve kinda nailed this.