Here’s what went on at the Toronto Life Doughnut Festival presented by Dufferin Mall
500 doughnut lovers showed up on Sunday for one sweet event
Hundreds of doughnut-crazed Torontonians turned up on Sunday afternoon for the first Toronto Life Doughnut Festival presented by Dufferin Mall. The sweet event featured wall-to-wall treats along the corridors of the downtown shopping mall as snack-hunters tracked down the doughnuts featured in Toronto Life‘s best doughnuts ranking, like a sugar-dusted scavenger hunt.
Toronto Life served the first 200 people with their top-ranked doughnut—Crunchie from Emma’s Country Kitchen. Sorelle and Co. brought the gluten-free, vegan goodness with their orange-blueberry and chocolate raspberry doughnuts. Caplansky’s provided a maple-bacon boost with its doughnut holes. Jelly Modern’s S’mores doughnut was a huge hit, as was Glory Hole’s buttered-toast creation. White Lily Diner went old-school with a classic chocolate dip doughnut, and Von Doughnuts’s blueberry-streusel round was a pillowy hit. Janchenko’s Bakery brought the jelly-filled goodness with its plum-filled ponchiki. David’s Tea and Tim Hortons provided the liquid refreshment, while Auntie Anne’s pretzels doled out pretzel bites and Starbucks brought the good-old apple fritters.
Guests posed in front of a huge doughnut selfie wall and Instagramed specialty doughnuts created in honour of Dufferin Mall’s fashion retailers. Kids decorated their own doughnuts at a DIY doughnut station, and a portion of the afternoon’s proceeds was donated to Community Food Centres Canada.
For a sweet ending, some attendees were able to bring home their own six-pack of doughnuts. Here’s a look at some of the fun that was had.