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30 Things We Love About Toronto This August

3. Honest Ed's

1 The Douglas fir-clad Walker Court staircase at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

2 Colourful vintage French posters adorning the soft butter-hued walls at Biff’s.

3 Day or night, the flashing lights at Honest Ed’s bargain emporium.

4 Crisp, refreshing apple coleslaw from Le Petit Déjeuner.

5 Jousting knights on horseback at Medieval Times.

5. Medieval Times

6 The return of Stratford’s favourite heartthrob, Justin Bieber, in concert at the Air Canada Centre.

7 Meandering through the tranquil gardens of High Park.

8 Sipping a cold one and tucking into a gourmet sandwich at My Place: A Canadian Pub.

9 The CN Tower’s silhouette on Bay Street’s skyscrapers.

10 Classic couture from the likes of Chanel and Dior at The Paper Bag Princess.

8. My Place (photo by Rick O'Brien)

11 All-natural ice cream with such toppings as bourbon caramel sauce from Drake Scoops + Tees.

12 The tony, hushed environs of Yorkville boutique Eleven where gowns by Joeffer Caoc hang like prized works of art.

13 Words of wisdom along the walls of Matahari Grill, including “You are the master of every situation”.

14 Trying out the iPad and playing around with other Mac products at The Apple Store.

15 Singing along at Rock of Ages to hits from the ‘80s. You’ll wanna rock when you feel the noize.

13. Matahari Grill

16 Strolling the pedestrian-friendly outdoor retail complex Shops at Don Mills for designer goods.

17 Demonstrating your stick skills in a simulated shootout at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

18 Examining masterpieces from the Far East in Private Pleasures: Japanese Porcelain of the Edo Period at the Gardiner Museum.

19 A savoury seafood feast of shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams at Donatello.

20 The impressive glass and cast-iron domed Palm House at Allan Gardens.

26. Ruby Watchco

21 Travelling by segway around the Distillery Historic District.

22 A sweet way to start the day: French toast with bananas in dulce de leche, chantilly cream and maple syrup from Delux.

23 Pedaling around the Toronto Islands with the family on a rented four-seat quadricycle.

24 Watching the Toronto Argonauts blitz the field during a home game against the Montreal Alouettes.

25 An indulgent afternoon tea service at MoRoCo Chocolat with champagne and handmade seasonal preserves.

27. Mjölk

26 The daily-changing menu utilizing Ontario-grown produce at chef Lynn Crawford’s latest resto, Ruby Watchco.

27 Perusing streamlined Scandinavian design at Mjölk in the Junction.

28 The global selection of coffee beans brewed at Broadview Espresso, from Brazilian to Ethiopian to Zambian varieties.

29 Getting “Lost Together” in “This Town” with Blue Rodeo in concert on August 26.

30 Sampling such authentic Greek fare as spanokopita at Taste of the Danforth.

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