Here’s what went on at the Toronto Life Doughnut Festival presented by Dufferin Mall

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.