West End retail hub partners with Toronto Life to round-up city’s best doughnuts


TORONTO,ON - May 30, 2017 - On Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 12 to 4 p.m., Toronto Life’s 2017 Doughnut Festival presented by Dufferin Mall brings more than a dozen of the city’s favourite doughnut and food vendors together for a fun-filled day of taste testing and entertainment in the atrium of the city’s West End hub. En route to a friend’s for brunch, to an afternoon hang in a nearby park, or wrapping up a day of shopping and in need of a sweet treat, the first-ever festival offers doughnut-lovers of all ages the opportunity to sample each vendor’s signature doughnut, before leaving with a box of their favourites. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at: (while quantities last).

Among the featured vendors, Parkdale neighbourhood staple Glory Hole Doughnuts serves up the deep fried Toast and Butter; Calgary-born Jelly Modern offers a Vanilla Birthday Cake showstopper, and the gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, nut-free and preservative-free Sorelle & Co. brings the Chocolate Crinkle. A portion of all proceeds is donated toward Community Food Centres Canada (CFC), providing people with emergency access to high-quality food, educational opportunities and more.

“Dufferin Mall has been a fixture of Toronto’s West End for decades, and does an excellent job of bringing the community together,” said Ken Hunt, publisher, Toronto Life. “Toronto Life is happy to be partnering on such a fun event, helping to showcase some of the city’s favourite food vendors — right up our alley.”

We’re excited to be partnering with the team at Toronto Life on an event that caters to foodies, fashion lovers and families,” said Mira Kopanarov, marketing manager, Dufferin Mall. “Dufferin Mall is well known for its community-efforts and one of a kind activations – this is part of our DNA – not to mentions it’s about time the city gets a doughnut festival! Our retailers are overall excited about the influx of traffic they will be receiving. Come for the tasting and stay for the shopping!

Toronto Life’s 2017 Doughnut Festival presented by Dufferin Mall tickets are $15 and include quarter-sized samples from each of the fifteen vendors, as well as a six-pack of doughnuts to-go. Family passes are $30 for two adults and two children; including individual samples for all four parties as well as one six-pack of doughnuts to-go. Children ages 2 to 12 get in for $5 each.

Featured Toronto Life Tasting Station vendors and doughnut highlights include:

  • A wall made of doughnuts, interactive and fun photo opportunities from Glory Hole, serving up the deep-fried Toast and Butter

  • Meatlovers line-up for the Maple Beef Bacon Doughnut, fresh from Caplansky Deli

  • Celebrating a birthday on June 25? Jelly Modern has you covered with the Vanilla Birthday Cake Doughnut

  • Gluten-free, vegan, and overall worry-free Chocolate Crinkle Doughnut from Sorelle and Co.

  • Bar Raval’s spin on a traditional Spanish custard dessert, with their Crema Catalana doughnut

Home to local and national retailers for over 50 years, Dufferin Mall is known for its rich legacy of community collaboration in Toronto’s West End. Many of the mall’s fashion and food retailers are joining in on the doughnut festival fun including Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Auntie Anne’s and  David’s TEA which will be providing samples of their Oh Canada Tea Blend, which tastes exactly like maple syrup! 

FREE VIP parking is available. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:


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Dufferin Mall is a well-established, 567,000 square foot regional shopping centre, conveniently located at Bloor and Dufferin, 2 minutes from Dufferin Subway Station. Featuring a selection affordable fashion retailers: H&M, Forever 21, Winners, Marshalls, and new additions La Vie En Rose, Pandora and Starbucks. With its recent renovations now complete, Dufferin Mall is the savvy shopper’s fashion destination.

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