Tom Brazier, owner and operator of Toronto’s beloved Tiny Tom Donuts, has died at 73.
The brand shared the news on social media on Wednesday morning, and said that the Brazier family will carry on his legacy.
“Tom was beloved by all who were blessed to know him,” reads the announcement. “He was looking forward to celebrating his 60th anniversary at the CNE and the 27th year at Canada’s Wonderland this summer.”
Each year, the bite-sized sweet treat draws crowds at these summer celebrations and activities, satisfying cravings for deep-fried bursts of sugar.
The brand’s announcement, posted to Facebook and Instagram, has already garnered countless comments from fans mourning Brazier’s passing and expressing love for the little dessert.
“Always put a smile on my face whenever I saw the truck at the CNE or other events,” one person wrote.
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In addition to visiting summery events each year, Tiny Tom Donuts regularly operates out of its 7323 Woodbine Avenue storefront in Markham. However, the shop is currently closed due to COVID-19.