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30 Things We Love About Toronto This July

1. Have a fowl dining experience at Ultra (photo by Device 222)

1 Dramatic 15-foot-tall renderings of roosters in the dining room at Ultra.

2 A night of Shakespeare and star gazing with the Canadian Stage TD Dream in High Park’s production of Romeo and Juliet.

3 Deep-fried ice cream from Hernando’s Hideaway—a crispy dough with vanilla ice cream inside is an ideal treat.

4 Sparkling red chandeliers and cozy nooks at What Are You Looking At Bar & Lounge.

5 Discovering Canada’s talented Inuit artists at Feheley Fine Arts through prints and more.

5. See Shuvinai Ashoona's Summer Tent (detail pictured) at Feheley Fine Arts

6 A tour of the University of Toronto’s serene St. George campus.

7 “Mancakes” from For the Love of Cake, like the Guinness-flavoured chocolate treat with a whiskey ganache.

8 The camaraderie between Toronto FC fans as they chant in unison for their team.

9 Trying on the sorting hat in Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre.

10 The overwhelming dim sum selection at Bright Pearl—more than 80 dishes are wheeled around the restaurant in carts.

13. Seek out exceptional tomes at Ben McNally Books

11 Savoury thin-crust pizza from Mercatto.

12 Hearing the revving engines and squealing tires at the Honda Indy.

13 Perusing signed first editions at Ben McNally Books.

14 Highback leather chairs and dark wood at rejuvenating men’s enclave Truefitt and Hill.

15 Cheering on Elle Woods as she demonstrates how stilettos and summonses can go together in Legally Blonde: The Musical.

24. Dare to ride the Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland

16 Heading lakeside to explore the myriad ways to enjoy yourself along the Harbourfront.

17 Starting the day with a refreshing spicy watermelon soup from the brunch menu at Senses.

18 Taking in the spectacular view of the cityscape from Panorama’s 51st-floor patio.

19 Warm and doughy bagels from St. Urbain.

20 Meet them halfway: singing along with hip-hop troupe the Black Eyed Peas on their world tour.

28. Observe a firing demonstration at Fort York

21 Pampering your palate with a Summerlicious prix fixe menu.

22 The wall-length chalkboard at Jules Bistro Café where the menu is written in cursive.

23 Catching a spectacular display of pyrotechnics during Ontario Place’s Festival of Fire.

24 Screaming your lungs out on the Behemoth, the country’s biggest, tallest and fastest roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland.

25 The Bluegrass Brunch at the Dakota Tavern where pint-sized hipsters are welcome.

29. Peruse antiques on Sundays at the St. Lawrence Market

26 Coming eye-to-eye with a life-sized clay figure in the Royal Ontario Museum’s exhibit The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army.

27 Treating yourself to a decadent double chocolate raspberry truffle from Godiva.

28 Uniformed guards performing musket firings at Fort York.

29 Snatching up one-of-a-kind treasures at the Sunday antique fair at the St. Lawrence Market’s north building.

30 Strolling along the boardwalk at The Beach—the fresh air makes for a peaceful escape.

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