Moist and mouthwatering with icing and social responsibility piled high – if you love cupcakes and you love social justice, you’ll be excited to know that this popular cupcake shop just reopened its new location in Brampton.
Cristina’s Tortina Shop closed its location at 17 Ray Lawson Boulevard a few weeks ago, and the shop officially reopened at 332 Main Street North on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
The shop’s look and feel remain the same, with its classic pink and brown colour scheme and massive dessert cases!
The beloved Brampton bakery prides itself on creating and advocating for equal employment opportunities for people with Down syndrome and other special needs – aka. Exceptionalities, in the words of owner Mary Iusso.
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Iusso created the shop for her daughter Cristina, and others with Down syndrome and other Exceptionalities.
The shop showcases people’s capabilities and even its logo reflects its support for people of all abilities – the logo is of Cristina, and the three cupcakes and 21 polkadots on her apron pay tribute to Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), says Iusso.
You can enjoy such unique cupcake concoctions as raspberry coconut, Nutella, and cookie dough, specialty cakes like the shop’s signature sprinkle cake, and other treats like cookies and mini cupcakes. It’s best to pre-order here if you’re looking for larger orders or one of those other treats.
The new location’s closest intersection is Main and Vodden, beside Action Physiotherapy Clinic and in the same plaza as Sonique Hair Design, closer to the downtown core.
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