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A small, independent, gourmet doughnut shop that specializes in combining unusual flavour pairings for doughnuts.
Ashley Jacot De Boinod
Toronto, Ontario
1 Team Member

About Glory Hole Doughnuts

Hi there folks! My name is Ashley Jacot De Boinod. About a year ago, I was working as a Pastry Assistant at a place called BUCA in Toronto. I was at the point in my career where I'd started to think about opening up something of my own. Of course it was going to be pastry related, so I asked myself "What was my favorite pastry of all time?" OF COURSE! A doughnut and a coffee! I finally had the idea.

I came home that night and told my Husband immediately—i was so excited. We discussed the idea and he asked me "Well, what do you think you'll name it?" hmm, Doh? The Canadian? No, no, those aren't right. Rob yelled out "What about Glory Hole?" It was perfect. It completely encapsulated my sense of humor and the message I wanted to get across to the people of Toronto—to not be so serious and to be as silly as you can be in life. A couple of months later, I officially registered my company name under Glory Hole Doughnuts. We later came up with a tag line that I felt was completely inappropriate and just fit the company so well: "What creams are made of"....heehee, I know, I know.

Anyway, a short while after, I rented a commercial kitchen which would allow me to sell wholesale. It was a great start to my business and thanks to small establishments such as Lit Espresso Bar, 416 Snack Bar, Thor, and Burger Bar, my business was able to grow. So much so that a couple of months later I was able to rent out my very own retail space. Finally my dreams had come true and we're now set to open our doughnut shop right in my neighborhood of Parkdale.

This was also thanks to all your hungry mouths.

So now we're in the process of renovating. As I'm sure all of you know, opening up your own retail shop can be an expensive endeavor ESPECIALLY when it's food related. Can I get an AMEN? This is why I decided to post my campaign right here on this magnificent site. We really need some help y'all, with contributions we'll be able to put in a hood, purchase some equipment, and get our 'nuts out in public. We're hoping to open in late July (fingers crossed).

We really want all of the contributors to be a part of our shop—literally—so if you contribute, your name will be put up PERMANENTLY on one of our walls at the shop. Just to show all of you how appreciative we are for your support.

Thanks so much for reading about the little doughnut shop that could, let the games begin!

What Mama needs and what you lovely people get!

Alright guys, let us break it down for you:

- We are looking for $15,000 (I know, I know it's a lot)

- Why are we looking for so much? Well kids, hoods and fire suppression systems don't come cheap. This is our main purpose for posting our campaign

- We will dedicate an entire wall to all of our contributors. Each and every person that has supported us in this process will have thier names permanently added to our wall (you can keep it anonymous if you like)

- T-shirts and other prizes to be won! Hooray for all!

- A special place in my heart!

Other ways to Contribute

We are looking for any other way for our message to get out there. Whether its through social media, telling strangers, or yelling it at the top of your lungs. We need your voices to share our sweet, delicious, mouth watering message—Mama's gettin' hungry now!

Any way you choose to support us is the right way. We just love you guys for helping out!

Let's get er' goin' kids!

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  • $5USD

    A card will be sent to your address with sweet nothings written ALL over it!

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    Get a voucher for a free doughnut when the shop opens!

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  • $35USD

    Get a Voucher for 3 Doughnuts when the shop opens

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  • $50USD
    1 print of a doughnut

    Contribute 50$ and receive a print of one of our doughnuts featured on our site!

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  • $70USD

    Allows you and a guest to attend the soft open the night before open. Media, friends, and family will be attending

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  • $100USD
    Nut's, shirt, card!!!!

    The perfect combo! 12 doughnuts, 1 shirt, and a lovely and thoughtful card

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  • $100USD

    Get yourself 2 T-Shirts! Mailed to you with a sticker, and a lovely thoughtful card

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  • $125USD
    Large Poster

    Contribute 125$ and receive a poster! Choose a flavour

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  • $200USD
    Doughnut Flavour

    Help us make a custom flavour that best represents you!

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