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SOMA’s retail stores finally reopen after extended closure

SOMA’s retail stores finally reopen after extended closure

SOMA’s retail stores finally reopen after extended closure

What is sure to gladden any chocoholics heart, SOMA Chocolatemaker has announced the reopening of its two retail stores. Shuttered since March, due to city-wide coronavirus closures, SOMA reopened its King St. W location on July 22 with the Distillery location set to follow today, July 23.

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It’s been 3 months since we shut down and the time has finally come... The KING ST shop will re-open on Wednesday July 22 The DISTILLERY shop will re-open on Thursday July 23 It’s been a busy month making fresh batches of chocolate and gelato to fill the shops again. More of your favourites will be added as this lovely team slowly grows again. To start, shorter hours: KING ST- Tues-Sat 12-8pm, DISTILLERY- Wed-Sun 12-8pm BROCK- open only for curb-side pick-ups store will re-open soon once we find our footing. The sweetest teams will be waiting for you at both locations. Both shops have been renovated to keep the community safe. Hot chocolate, truffles, gelato, & coffee drinks will be to go, masks and sanitized hands are mandatory. For now there is no seating at King but there is a carefully spaced patio at Distillery. We are so so excited to see you all again. The online store as always will be open for you (who knew so many of you shop in the middle of the night) and now you can do curb-side pick-ups in 3 different locations. And because so many of you are working at home Free shipping in Canada and Free Porch drops are still in effect. It’s been an emotional 3 months uncertain at times I have to tell you peeps- YOU are Amazing!! David and I really enjoyed meeting you on porch drops, the chats, the smiles, waves, meeting your super sweet kids and pets seeing you in your element. It was an unexpected and super lovely way to connect to you. Thank-you for all your support, messages of encouragement and all the generous gifts of dumplings, food, art pieces, cards and sanitizer. Hearts touched so full. See you all soon. #supportsmallbusiness

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As anyone in the city with a sweet tooth knows, SOMA is one of the best shops in Toronto for handmade truffles and cookies, luscious drinking chocolate and habit-inducing gelati and sorbets, often featuring seasonal flavours. For special occasions, the team's whimsical, photogenic creations burst with unexpected flavours and steal the show on any table.

Owned by husband and wife team David Castellan and Cynthia Leung, SOMA has wowed customers since 2003, with its commitment to hand-crafted, small-batch chocolate making and exceptional products.

This past March, SOMA, along with every non-essential business in the city, closed its doors to customers. Though products have been available through an online store, the team was eager to reopen to walk-in customers. Before that happened, though, necessary renovations were undertaken at both locations to ease social distancing and keep staff and customers safe.

Though SOMA could have reopened when Toronto entered Phase 2 on June 19, the owners chose to wait until they saw COVID-19 infection rates decline. "We had to take the time to think it all through and we had a lot to do to make it safe," said Leung in an interview with blogTO. "We had to wait for the right time."

It seems the time is now, with modified hours of 12-8 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday on King and from Wednesday to Sunday at Distillery.

Wear your mask, sanitize your hands, and grab some much-needed sweet treats from the people who make them best.

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SOMA’s retail stores finally reopen after extended closure

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SOMA’s retail stores finally reopen after extended closure

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What is sure to gladden any chocoholics heart, SOMA Chocolatemaker has announced the reopening of its two retail stores. Shuttered since March, due to city-wide coronavirus closures, SOMA reopened its King St. W location on July 22 with the Distillery location set to follow today, July 23.

View this post on Instagram

It’s been 3 months since we shut down and the time has finally come... The KING ST shop will re-open on Wednesday July 22 The DISTILLERY shop will re-open on Thursday July 23 It’s been a busy month making fresh batches of chocolate and gelato to fill the shops again. More of your favourites will be added as this lovely team slowly grows again. To start, shorter hours: KING ST- Tues-Sat 12-8pm, DISTILLERY- Wed-Sun 12-8pm BROCK- open only for curb-side pick-ups store will re-open soon once we find our footing. The sweetest teams will be waiting for you at both locations. Both shops have been renovated to keep the community safe. Hot chocolate, truffles, gelato, & coffee drinks will be to go, masks and sanitized hands are mandatory. For now there is no seating at King but there is a carefully spaced patio at Distillery. We are so so excited to see you all again. The online store as always will be open for you (who knew so many of you shop in the middle of the night) and now you can do curb-side pick-ups in 3 different locations. And because so many of you are working at home Free shipping in Canada and Free Porch drops are still in effect. It’s been an emotional 3 months uncertain at times I have to tell you peeps- YOU are Amazing!! David and I really enjoyed meeting you on porch drops, the chats, the smiles, waves, meeting your super sweet kids and pets seeing you in your element. It was an unexpected and super lovely way to connect to you. Thank-you for all your support, messages of encouragement and all the generous gifts of dumplings, food, art pieces, cards and sanitizer. Hearts touched so full. See you all soon. #supportsmallbusiness

A post shared by Cyn (@somachocolatemaker) on

As anyone in the city with a sweet tooth knows, SOMA is one of the best shops in Toronto for handmade truffles and cookies, luscious drinking chocolate and habit-inducing gelati and sorbets, often featuring seasonal flavours. For special occasions, the team's whimsical, photogenic creations burst with unexpected flavours and steal the show on any table.

Owned by husband and wife team David Castellan and Cynthia Leung, SOMA has wowed customers since 2003, with its commitment to hand-crafted, small-batch chocolate making and exceptional products.

This past March, SOMA, along with every non-essential business in the city, closed its doors to customers. Though products have been available through an online store, the team was eager to reopen to walk-in customers. Before that happened, though, necessary renovations were undertaken at both locations to ease social distancing and keep staff and customers safe.

Though SOMA could have reopened when Toronto entered Phase 2 on June 19, the owners chose to wait until they saw COVID-19 infection rates decline. "We had to take the time to think it all through and we had a lot to do to make it safe," said Leung in an interview with blogTO. "We had to wait for the right time."

It seems the time is now, with modified hours of 12-8 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday on King and from Wednesday to Sunday at Distillery.

Wear your mask, sanitize your hands, and grab some much-needed sweet treats from the people who make them best.

Tags:

Toronto Chocolate Shops

SOMA