Jim Treliving

Walter James Treliving OC (born 12 May 1941) is a Canadian businessman and TV personality who co-owns Boston Pizza. Since 2006, Treliving is one of the investor "dragons" on the Canadian television show Dragons' Den.

Jim Treliving

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Treliving in 2018
Walter James Treliving

(1941-05-12) 12 May 1941 (age 79)
OccupationBusinessman, television personality
Board member ofWPHL Holdings, Inc.
Global Entertainment Corporation


Treliving used to work for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.[1] In 1968, Treliving noticed the growing popularity of Boston Pizza and purchased the rights to open a restaurant in Penticton, British Columbia. With George Melville, a chartered accountant and Treliving's business consultant and later partner, in 1983 he bought the Boston Pizza chain from Ron Coyle. By 1995, the chain had grown to 95 restaurants in Western Canada with sales in excess of $110 million (CA$).[2] Currently Boston Pizza and Boston's the Gourmet Pizza (US and Mexico division) have over 435 restaurants throughout North America.

In 2006, Treliving joined the cast of the CBC Television program, Dragons' Den. Treliving was one of the "dragons", or potential investors in the business propositions made by aspiring entrepreneurs. He left in 2020. Treliving had been with the show for the first fifteen of its seasons.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Dale, Daniel (15 March 2010). "Jim Treliving the loving Dragon". The Star. Toronto. Retrieved 15 March 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "History".
  3. ^ "Jim Treliving". Canada's Walk of Fame.
  4. ^ "Thirteen British Columbians, including owner of Boston Pizza, receive Order of Canada". vancouversun.com. 28 June 2019.

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