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30 Things We Love About Toronto this April

4. Koerner Hall (photo by Neill Sturgess)

1 Exploring self-portraits by noted artists such as Alex Colville and Mary Pratt in a new exhibit at Mira Godard Gallery.

2 Checking out the latest kicks from Converse and Red Wing Shoes at Get Outside.

3 Putting on your detective hat to solve a classic “whodunit” at Mysteriously Yours Mystery Dinner Theatre.

4 The near-perfect acoustics of The Royal Conservatory‘s Koerner Hall.

5 A hot lunch from Food Cabbie, a food truck stationed at Queen Street East and Mutual Street.

8. Ortolan (photo by Leila Ashtari)

6 Reflecting on historic photos at the City of Toronto Archives.

7 Perusing the quirky giftware selection at Cubeshops.

8 Tucking into Ortolan, a cozy boîte with an ever-changing chalkboard menu.

9 Heaping servings of authentic Thai cuisine, like pad gra prao, at Khao San Road.

10 Unique handmade Canadian goods at Distill in the Distillery Historic District, like glassware and jewellery.

15. Paul Sloggett's Green Machine at Moore Gallery

11 The fragrant and exotic spices from plates of lamb rogan josh at Indian Rice Factory.

12 The shimmer of Cartier’s 40-foot-wide bronze exterior.

13 An earl grey cupcake from Desmond and Beatrice.

14 Flaky and buttery pastries from Clafouti, like light-as-air croissants.

15 Admiring the abstract works of Ontario artist Paul Sloggett at Moore Gallery, such as Green Marchine.

22. Norval Morrisseau's The Sacred Bear Giving Children and Animals a Ride, at Kinsman Robinson Galleries

16 Enjoying the early spring breeze off of Lake Ontario while strolling along the Harbourfront.

17 Biting into a juicy bison burger topped with the “stampede mayo” from the Stampede Bison Grill
(5 Brock Ave., 416-534-4999).

18 The stunning beauty of the vaulted Beaux Arts-style atrium at Commerce Court. Look up—you won’t want to miss it.

19 An order of Bannock restaurant’s namesake fare with toppings like smoked salmon, duck or prosciutto.

20 The fervor of the “scramble” at Yonge and Dundas streets, where you can cross the street in any direction.

28. CheeseWerks

21 Posing with the Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

22 Learning more about Canada’s First Nations heritage through the works of Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, including The Sacred Bear Giving Children and Animals a Ride, at Kinsman Robinson Galleries.

23 A night of dancing at the posh Dolce Social Ballroom.

24 Appreciating the history of the Ed Mirvish Theatre (244 Victoria St.), originally a vaudeville and motion-picture house built in 1920.

25 Enjoying weekend brunch at local favourites: Le Petit Dejeuner and Origin.

29. The Four Seasons Centre

26 Indulging in a specialty tipple—like the cherry blossom-infused vodka—at Suits.

27 Delicate undergarments from such enviable labels as Ravage and Grenier at Bra Bar.

28 Savouring an updated childhood favourite, grilled cheese, at CheeseWerks.

29 Ascending the free-span glass staircase at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts—you’ll feel like you’re floating on air.

30 Watching airplanes taking off and landing at the island airport from the dining room of 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower.

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