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lamaranthe Jul 5, 2011 11:29 AM

I plan to go to Montreal beginning of August and I'd like to bring my hosts a box of very-very fresh Krispy Creme. I live in Toronto, Midtown. Where should I go? Thanks for any infos.

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    xiolablue RE: lamaranthe Jul 5, 2011 11:45 AM

    there is a location at harbord and bathurst, south side of harbord

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      TexSquared RE: lamaranthe Jul 5, 2011 11:46 AM

      They have them in Montreal: 600 Auguste Street, Greenfield Park, PQ J4V 3R4

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        jmeggs RE: TexSquared Jul 5, 2011 12:24 PM

        Correction: they used to have them in Montreal. Look it up on Google Streetview: that location in Montreal, like all the others, is shuttered.

        Since they have such a long drive, I agree with the above poster that the location at Harbord and Bathurst is good enough... just know they don't actually make the donuts there. They're made over in Mississauga (the only real location left in Canada) and then driven to the Harbord location.

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          TexSquared RE: jmeggs Jul 5, 2011 12:30 PM

          I was going by their website which hasn't been updated....

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            lamaranthe RE: jmeggs Jul 6, 2011 02:31 PM

            Good to know... Thanks !

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              Davwud RE: jmeggs Jul 8, 2011 05:09 AM

              Keep in mind that the street view isn't current.

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              pakmode RE: TexSquared Jul 5, 2011 02:44 PM

              Are you sure it's closed?
              I remember seeing a Fabfind free coupon for these last month at the Greenfield location.

              Krispy Kreme's website still lists it with this contact number:
              Phone: 450-656-3915

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                TexSquared RE: pakmode Jul 5, 2011 02:52 PM

                Their website still lists it, but JMeggs says it's gone. I don't live in Montreal so I don't know. The OP should try calling that number to verify.

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                  ylsf RE: pakmode Jul 5, 2011 03:25 PM

                  Yeah, there was a Tuango voucher as of February 24 ,.2011 for this location. So, unless it closed since then it is still open. Possible streetview is from prior to this location being put in??

                  Hmm. .Just check Google Streetview myself. I still see teh Krispy Kreme sign up and I see the drive-through order board:

                  http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=krispy+k...

                  I imagine best way to confirm would be to call as suggested by others.

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                  lamaranthe RE: TexSquared Jul 6, 2011 02:30 PM

                  Yes, I saw that but it's too way out for them. Thanks anyway!

                3. mlukan RE: lamaranthe Jul 5, 2011 12:27 PM

                  No need to bring back from Montreal. There is a location at 5920 Mavis Rd
                  Mississauga that makes them fresh and a location at Harbord and Bathurst that brings them in every day.

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                  147 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA

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                    ylsf RE: mlukan Jul 5, 2011 01:14 PM

                    You read the request in reverse. Someone wants to bring from Toronto to Montreal, not bring back from Montreal.

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                      mlukan RE: ylsf Jul 7, 2011 05:09 PM

                      I'm awesome. Challenged, but awesome. (hand on face shaking head)

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                      lamaranthe RE: mlukan Jul 6, 2011 02:34 PM

                      You read it in reverse but the info is still good! Harbord and Bathurst. I can go that far in the hope of delighting my Montreal friends. Thanks.

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                      147 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA

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                        TexSquared RE: lamaranthe Jul 6, 2011 03:43 PM

                        I just called the number Pakmode gave above, yes they're still open. So you shouldn't have to ship them down the 401... just buy it locally!

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                          jmeggs RE: TexSquared Jul 7, 2011 07:05 AM

                          So what's the deal then, cause I was positive that all the Krispy Kremes in Canada, except one, had closed years ago? Have they started reopening them?

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                            jamesm RE: jmeggs Jul 7, 2011 07:27 AM

                            After they severely mismanaged the company, overestimated the market and became involved with some questionable accounting practices they closed everything with the exception of two locations in Toronto and two in Montreal.

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                              TexSquared RE: jamesm Jul 7, 2011 07:46 AM

                              Their biggest error was expansion during the height of Atkins. All their New York State locations except in NYC are gone too. None in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, etc. Wasn't just Canada.

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                              TexSquared RE: jmeggs Jul 7, 2011 07:45 AM

                              All the locations in Ontario except one (Mississauga) closed. They still have 1 in Montreal and 1 in Quebec City.

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                                jamesm RE: TexSquared Jul 7, 2011 07:51 AM

                                There's on Harbord as well. They don't make them there though they just receive them.

                                Most business analysts laughed when the CEO blamed their troubles on Atkins and said it was an excuse that reeked of desperation. Their bigger challenges were with the 'creative' accounting and poorly thought-out aggressive expansion as well as devaluing their product by placing it everywhere, i.e convenience stores, gas stations, etc...

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                                147 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA

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                                  callitasicit RE: jamesm Jul 7, 2011 09:07 PM

                                  Just curious if anyone has tried the lemon and lemon cream filled doughnuts that are offered this month at KK?

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                                    Davwud RE: callitasicit Jul 8, 2011 05:14 AM

                                    Can't say for sure but I've had a lot of KK donuts. The simple fact is, once you get away from the "Original Cream" they're not all that good. Even the OC are only decent if they aren't "HOT NOW"!!

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                                      magic RE: Davwud Jul 8, 2011 06:15 AM

                                      Their cake donuts look great but are usually mediocre at best.

                                      The originals as well as their cinnamon rolls are absolutely dreamy when hot. And just being at a location where you can see the donuts being made fresh is an incredible thing to watch and smell!

                                      Hey, maybe the cake donuts would be great too if they were served warmish…

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                                        jamesm RE: Davwud Jul 8, 2011 06:40 AM

                                        Krispy Kreme donuts have a very small window where they go from great to average. And as mentioned I've always found anything other than the original to be mediocre at best.

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                                          magic RE: jamesm Jul 8, 2011 07:28 AM

                                          Next time you guys go try their cinammon rolls, those are actually very good!!

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                                            callitasicit RE: magic Jul 8, 2011 08:12 AM

                                            I used to love their cinnamon rolls. I don't really care for their flavoured cake doughnuts, I remember tasting their banana one and it was just awful; so artificial tasting. I really want to try their lemon kreme doughnut because my favourite doughnut is the glazed kreme filled doughnut.

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                                              magic RE: callitasicit Jul 8, 2011 08:34 AM

                                              The lemon kreme sounds great on paper!

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                                                callitasicit RE: magic Jul 8, 2011 12:29 PM

                                                If they do it right, it could be awesome.

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                          ta0126 RE: lamaranthe Jul 8, 2011 04:03 PM

                          i went to the harbord store and had 2 donuts: an apple-filled and an oreo (limited time flavour). they were fresh and excellent. it was late in the day but the display was still well stocked. quite the contrast from my last kk (a pharmacy in the usa) and the one before (gas station in toronto). one thing i noticed - they handled their product well. no crumbled crullers, no cracked glaze, no cream squishing out all over its neighbour. there's something to be said for presentation. i know we're just talking donuts but look at what tim hortons has become and you know what i mean.

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                            petek RE: ta0126 Jul 8, 2011 04:10 PM

                            Anyone know the hours of operation for the Harbord St location?

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                            147 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA

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                              pakmode RE: ta0126 Jul 10, 2011 12:24 PM

                              So true. Our office cafeteria has a Tim Hortons in it, and you should see the way the glaze/dips melt off and meld together a couple hours into the day. I'll try and take some pics and post them on here. Absolutely nasty.

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                                GoodGravy RE: pakmode Jul 10, 2011 06:24 PM

                                I noticed that too. If you leave glazed TH donuts out overnight, the glaze/topping slides right off. It's bizarre. I've gotten into the habit of bringing up a dozen Dunkin Donuts when I go to Toronto. My Canadian relatives seem to prefer them.

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                                  callitasicit RE: GoodGravy Jul 10, 2011 08:32 PM

                                  There has to be someone who has tried the lemon kreme doughnuts;) I live in Markham so I am reluctant to make the trip unless these are good.

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                                    jmeggs RE: callitasicit Jul 11, 2011 08:14 AM

                                    I tried them. They're good. I wouldn't drive from Markham for them, though.

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                                      callitasicit RE: jmeggs Jul 11, 2011 09:35 AM

                                      Thanks Jmeggs. If I am downtown, I might go that extra mile to get a half dozen doughnuts or cave and buy a dozen of the variety;)

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                                        erly RE: callitasicit Jul 11, 2011 10:01 AM

                                        Twice a Year I am in North Carolin and have 1 Lemon Doughnut which I really like
                                        A friend knowing this brought a box of Lemon Cream and Lemon to the Hotel.
                                        I found the Cream not as Lemony

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                              ta0126 RE: lamaranthe Jul 12, 2011 04:27 PM

                              harbord hours: mon-sat 7-10, sun 8-8. i think the lemon glazed is a regular flavour, and the monthly flavours are lemon creme pie and lemon cake.

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