Galaxy Donuts closing

Toronto donut shop closing after 21 years

Infamous 24 hour spot Galaxy Donuts in The Junction is calling it quits.

Thamo and Vasuki Radhakrishnan opened up the cafe 21 years ago after moving to Canada from Sri Lanka. Now in their 60s, the couple say they're ready to slow down.

"It's been very stressful," said Vasuki in an interview with The Star this week. "Every day, you have to come here, wake up at 4:30 a.m."

There's also the challenge of keeping a small business afloat in The Junction, where rents are rising steadily and franchises are pushing out mom and pop shops all over the hood.

In a prime spot at the corner of Dundas and Keele, Galaxy Donuts has persevered as the area has transformed from aging mom and pop shops to more modern newcomers and chains like A&W and Subway across the street.

The Duke Condos is also under construction just down the street.

Many local residents might tell you it just didn't fit in anymore. 

The donut and coffee shop at 369 Keele Street will remain open until April 28, and while there's no word yet on what the space will become, it'll likely be a much glossier establishment.

Lead photo by

Google Maps


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto restaurants left hanging about whether or not dome dining is allowed

The top 10 burgers in Scarborough

The people behind Gusto 101 are opening another new restaurant in Toronto

You can now get $110 Veuve Clicquot jello shots in Toronto

Toronto restaurant now lets you dine inside a private dome

Toronto heartbroken after local pub says it's closing after 15 years

Toronto's favourite cookie shop opens new location to keep up with demand

Toronto's hottest new African takeout joint is hidden inside a coffee shop