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30 Things We Love About Toronto This June

1. Down some dumplings (photo by Andrew John Virtue Dobson)

1 Dipping steamed dumplings into chili-peppered soy sauce at Mother’s Dumplings.

2 Jamming along to Jethro Tull and Procol Harum on June 18 at the Molson Amphitheatre.

3 Feeling sexy in a new bikini from Avec Plaisir Fine Lingerie and Swimwear.

4 The dinner-hour hubbub fueled by sake and affordable Japanese pub fare at popular izakaya Guu.

5 Having an anti-spa experience at The Ten Spot—forget serenity, this beauty bar is all about fun and funky.

8. Help out at Hogwarts

6 Savouring four daily courses of fresh, seasonal, local fare at Ruby Watchco, star chef Lynn Crawford’s new bistro.

7 Being transported to new worlds—or learning about our own—at readings by local authors at the Toronto Reference Library.

8 Tending to the mandrakes in the greenhouse at Harry Potter: the Exhibition, on now at the Ontario Science Centre.

9 Wheeling into cool art gallery 52 McCaul for its Life Cycles photo and vintage bike exhibit, from June 7 to 20.

10 Celebrating Pride Week with your lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered friends.

13. Tool around the Toronto Islands

11 Testing the latest brand-name drivers, irons and wedges on Golf Town’s interactive game simulators.

12 The first delicious lick of your custom-made ice cream cone from Marble Slab Creamery.

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

14 The difficulty of choosing between hundreds of concerts at the North by Northeast music festival.

15 Biting into a thick smoked meat sandwich at Caplansky’s.

18. Find Bob Kramer knives and more at Williams Sonoma

16 Browsing original silkscreened t-shirts at Model Citizen.

17 Hearing one of the many talented buskers who perform in TTC subway stations.

18 Picking out classic gifts for the kitchen at Williams-Sonoma.

19 Encountering China’s world-famous terracotta warriors in the Royal Ontario Museum’s latest blockbuster exhibition.

20 Looking stylish while shading your eyes with a pair of designer sunglasses from Karir Eyewear.

22. Grab a table at Local Kitchen & Wine Bar (photo by Andrew John Virtue Dobson)

21 Working up a sweat with a game of frisbee at Ashbridges Bay Park.

22 Sharing Italian fare, good vino and fellowship at Local Kitchen and Wine Bar.

23 A leisurely stroll through High Park.

24 Savouring authentic Canadian cuisine—like tasty Alberta lamb loin—at Canoe.

25 Learning about lagers on a tour of Steam Whistle Brewery.

26. Cheer for Adam Lind and the rest of the Jays

26 Cheering on Adam Lind, Aaron Hill and the rest of the Toronto Blue Jays as they swing for the Rogers Centre fences.

27 Stocking up on Keihl’s sun-blocking skincare products for face, lips and body.

28 Marvelling at the Luminato festival’s many innovative sights and sounds.

29 The diverse roster of musical giants—from Keith Jarrett to The Roots—at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

30 Evaluating the latest works by Quebec-based artists at Thompson Landry Gallery.

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