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Where to celebrate National Donut Day 2016 in Toronto

National Donut Day is June 3 and local bakeries are offering sweet deals to celebrate. As an annual tradition since 1938, this event is about more that just devouring honey crullers and beignets. The Salvation Army first established National Donut Day to honour the Donut Lassies who handed out treats to soldiers during World War I.

Here's how you can mark National Donut Day in Toronto.

Jelly Modern Doughnuts
All locations are participating by giving away free vanilla glazed mini donuts filled with chocolate pastry cream. Donuts decorated with happy faces will also be on sale with 10 per cent going to the Salvation Army. Contests in store will give you the chance to win donuts for a year.

The Italian bakery in Etobicoke is whipping up special flavours for the big day. Find Lucky Charms, strawberry shortcake and s'mores donuts available while quantities last.

The Rolling Pin
This bakeshop is going all out on Donut Day by offering special flavours like a s'mores funnel cake, Station Cold Brew and toasted oatmeal, bourbon ginger peach pie and dulce de leche crullers to name just a few. Pre-orders are encouraged.

Glory Hole Doughnuts
This Parkdale donut shop is still finessing the details for its Donut Day celebrations, but expect an abundance of deep-fried delicacies, along with cold brew coffee floats, in store.

Von Doughnuts
The donut shop on The Danforth sticks to tradition and is give out a free donut kabob with the purchase of any dozen donuts. Expect all sorts of awesome flavours in store too

Through Being Cool Vegan Baking Co.
Celebrate the sweet day at this vegan bakeshop in Bloordale. Find the usual line-up featuring 20 different full-size flavours in store along with minis for sale with proceeds going to the Wishing Well Sanctuary.

Tori's BakeShop
The vegan bakeshop in The Beaches will be offering a double decker cupcake donut just for the sweet treat features a donut baked inside a cupcake topped with a donut.

Krispy Kreme
Get a free donut at any location on Friday, June 3. There's no purchase necessary, but you're encouraged to donate to The Salvation Army's Red Kettles stationed at the cash registers.

Photo of the Rolling Pin by Jesse Milns.

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