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30 Things We Love About Toronto This August

30 Things: Tundra Trek at the Toronto Zoo1 Admiring the flavourful artistry of crepes and handmade chocolates at Art Square Café.

2 Preparing for the beach with designer swimwear and accessories from Almost Naked (479 Queen St. W., 416-360-8200).

3 The haunting imagery of the Noise Ghost exhibition at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery.

4 Browsing for blazers and ties in fun colours and prints at men’s boutique Theodore 1922.

5 Strolling down Philosopher’s Walk (between Bloor Street to Hoskin Avenue, west of Queen’s Park) to the University of Toronto’s cultured quads.

30 Things: Chef Keith Froggett at Scaramouche6 Acquiring style—and UV protection—with Prada, Gucci and Burberry sunglasses from Holt Renfrew.

7 Welcoming arctic wolves, snowy owls and polar bears to the Toronto Zoo’s new Tundra Trek.

8 Savouring Kerr Farms’ naturally raised Angus beef filet mignon, perfectly prepared by Scaramouche chef Keith Froggett.

9 Shopping for summer dresses at adorable boutique Champagne and Cupcakes (1114 Queen St. W., 416-533-2253).

10 Downing pints and perogies on Czehoski’s rooftop patio.

30 Things: Tattoo Rock Parlour11 The electric ambience and live music at Tattoo Rock Parlour (567 Queen St. W., 416-703-5488)—sip Courvoisier on the lower level by an intimate fireplace.

12 Finding tranquility among the trees and ornate tombstones of Mount Pleasant Cemetery (375 Mount Pleasant Rd.).

13 Embracing Greek culture and cuisine at Taste of the Danforth—try a spanokopita served on the street, or a shot of ouzo.

14 The waterfront patio of Cabana at Polson Pier (11 Polson St., 416-649-7437)—sip cocktails while enjoying a lake view.

15 Sampling more than 200 ales at Beerlicious, from August 6 to 9 at Exhibition Place’s Bandshell Park (200 Princes Blvd.).

30 Things: Beerlicious16 The shimmer of Cartier’s 40-foot bronze exterior and the gems housed inside.

17 Delving into dark dreams in The Art of Catching Wild Pigeons by Torchlight at the SummerWorks Theatre Festival.

18 Escaping to Novo Spa for a calming lavender and honey body wrap treatment.

19 The sizeable Sunday brunch buffet with live jazz at Hot House Café.

20 Japanese delicacies from the conveyor belt at Funé.

30 Things: Rogers Centre suites21 Splashing with the family at Ontario Place’s downtown water playground, Soak City.

22 Visiting a luxury suite as part of the Rogers Centre Tour Experience.

23 Looking pretty in Pink Tartan, a chic Canadian fashion line, from Options For Her.

24 The genre-bending melodies of Elvis Costello at Massey Hall on August 28.

25 Surveying the cultural nuances of needlepoint at the Textile Museum of Canada.

26 Tucking into barbecued meat cut right at your table at Red Violin Brazilian Steakhouse.

30 Things: Judy Chicago's <i>The Creation</i> (detail) at the Textile Museum of Canada27 Sunbathing and volleyball on a sweltering day at Kew Beach or Ashbridges Bay.

28 The 19th-century Georgian architecture of Campbell House Museum.

29 Dancing to Brit-pop Saturday nights at the Mod Club.

30 Vintage couture gowns from Divine Decadence Originals.

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