Her helper by the till stands ensconced by tiers of kaleidoscopic confectionary, doling out baked goods and savoury snacks to Kensington Market dawdlers. This is a good place to try a butter tart – a sugary Canadian staple as iconic as the maple leaf that comes in the form of a small pastry case filled with molten caramel, raisins and pecans.
Cupcake flavours change daily, but expect them heavily frosted and sprinkled (think vegan coconut, blueberry or choc chip mint). Surrender to the goo of ‘Seven Layers of Goodies’ – a brick of chocolate, butterscotch, coconut, nuts, biscuit, butter and evaporated milk. For the non-sweet-toothed, there are gourmet pizzas, empanadas and salads, but that’s not going to get you your sugar high.