Gay Pride, Gender Diversity, and…Chocolate? Displays of Affection at Teuscher Chocolates

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In honour of the Pride week we just celebrated in Toronto, I had to show you all these photos.  When I saw these adorably sweet storefront window displays by Teuscher Chocolates in the Manulife Centre, it made my heart swell.  As a girl with a number of gay, lesbian, and bisexual friends, this display of love and affection in the heart of the city means a lot to me.  The politics of gender diversity will always be a contentious topic and without getting all sociological on y’all, these images will mean different things to different people.  There’s something to be said about such a front-and-centre display of gay pride in a rather wealthy, ritzy neighbourhood.  There’s something to be said about the idea that identity will ultimately always come down to something consumable.  There’s the recognition of same-sex marriage and partnership, but at the same time, a void in racial representation.  My city is far from perfect and so are these images, but I take them for what their worth.  Their cuteness makes me happy.

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Teuscher Chocolates is located at 55 Bloor St. West inside the Manulife Centre in William Ashley China.

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Easter Just Isn’t Easter Without Chocolate – Chocolate & Bunnies at Teuscher Chocolates

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It’s been a loooong day so although I don’t have a thorough post for you guys tonight, I have something awesome for you all tomorrow to make up for it 😀  My mum and I spent tonight mixing up a delicious smelling bowl of cookie dough to chill overnight and I can’t wait to share the pictures and recipe with everyone for Easter!  In the meantime, here are some photos I took of some cute Easter bunnies and fancy schmancy chocolates in Teuscher Chocolates’s storefront display located in The Manulife Centre at Bloor St. West and Bay St.  I have a TON of fab stuff to share with you guys over the next little while and I’m really looking forward to whipping up some new scrapbook pages.  I hope everyone is having a great long weekend!

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Teuscher Chocolates is located at 55 Bloor St. West inside the Manulife Centre in William Ashley China.