1 Trying on the Sorting Hat at the Ontario Science Centre’s Harry Potter exhibition.
2 Stargazing from beneath the retractable roof of the Rogers Centre during a Toronto Blue Jays game.
3 Biting into fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes from Mildred’s Temple Kitchen.
4 Ultra-girly aprons with ruffles and lace from Anthropologie.
5 Indulging in duck confit pizza at Pizzeria Libretto—it’s not your typical slice of pie.
6 A signature treatment from one of the city’s many spas.
7 Travelling by segway around the Distillery Historic District. The cobblestone pathways make for a bumpy ride!
8 Perusing the colourful culinary gadgets, tools and tchotchkes at Good Egg.
9 Crooning a tune at the Gladstone Hotel’s karaoke bar. Go ahead, we dare you to take the mic away from the regulars.
10 Supporting Canadian artisans at the One of a Kind Show.
11 Fire engine red bar chairs at Crush Wine Bar. You’ll experience a touch of vintage nostalgia as you sip your vino.
12 Meandering around the wooded trails of High Park, a nearly 400-acre green space west of the downtown core.
13 The wall art welcoming you to Holts Café: an illustration of a fork and knife.
14 Browsing through the eclectic and curious selection of out-of-print secondhand books at The Monkey’s Paw (page 61).
15 The edgy thrill of dining at Conviction, which is staffed by criminals-turned-reformed citizens.
16 Singing (loudly) along to the music of Journey and Styx at Rock of Ages.
17 The super-sleek environs of The Room at The Bay—lucite chairs and sculptural mobiles alongside designer clothes.
18 The CN Tower’s silhouette on Bay Street’s skyscrapers.
19 Shopping for home furnishings at Leon’s historic Roundhouse location, once used to service steam-powered locomotives.
20 The leafy entrance to Edward Day Gallery, which showcases photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more.
21 Day or night, the flashing lights at Honest Ed’s bargain emporium.
22 Examining the gilded treasures of Egypt’s kings at the Art Gallery of Ontario one last time before its King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibit closes.
23 Doing the scramble at Yonge and Bloor. Pedestrians rule the streets, crossing in any direction—even diagonally.
24 Topping up your wardrobe with items from yesteryear at Toronto’s vintage shops.
25 The melodious church bells of St. James Cathedral, which chime at 5:15 p.m. weekdays amidst rush hour traffic.
26 Appreciating the intricate designs in your latte foam at Dark Horse Espresso Bar.
27 The stunning curved glass facade of Roy Thomson Hall.
28 Artist-designed benches in Liberty Village that depict the area’s sites and history.
29 The pristine and unobtrusive service at Canoe.
30 Strolling along Canada’s Walk of Fame, a discreet tribute to such famed Canucks as Eugene Levy and Glenn Gould.