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Glory Hole Doughnuts turns to crowdfunding to help launch its new Parkdale shop

The, ahem, creatively named Glory Hole Doughnuts is looking to get a permanent storefront in Parkdale soon, but before that can happen, baker Ashley Jacot De Boinod hopes lovers of meat-laden doughnuts will help her drum up the $15,000 needed to turn a former beauty salon at 1596 Queen Street West into her doughnut headquarters. Jacot De Boinod’s treats are ambitious (in addition to the staple maple bacon, there’s a fried chicken and waffles doughnut as well as peanut butter and grape jelly one), and have been gobbled up at places like 416 Snack Bar and Thor Espresso Bar. Jacot De Boinod’s pitch is currently up on Kickstarter clone precursor Indiegogo—her project’s funders will receive goodies like tickets to the soft launch party and a free doughnut, and the store will also feature a whole wall devoted to their generosity. At last count, fans have chipped in $1,827, and the campaign will be accepting funds until June 26. Check out Glory Hole’s pitch [Indiegogo] »