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30 Things We Love About Toronto This March

2. Thomas and Friends

1 Taking a bite of a delicious ice cream sandwich for dessert at Marben—even in winter.

2 Having fun with the kids—and a big blue tank engine—at Thomas and Friends, live on stage from March 18 to 20.

3 Indulging at the Toronto Wine and Cheese Show, which runs from March 18 to 20.

4 The tweedy atmosphere at Nicholas Hoare—perfect for bibliophiles.

5 Seeing Swan Lake performed with unerring grace by Russia’s famed Mariinsky Ballet.

7. Elmwood Spa

6 Applauding top Canadian musicians as they get deserved praise at the 40th annual Juno Awards on March 27.

7 Rejuvenating skin, muscles and mind at Elmwood Spa.

8 Singing and swooning along with songbird Sarah McLachlan on March 17 and 18.

9 Marrying French and Japanese culinary delights at Forte Bistro’s new sushi bar.

10 The selection of whimsical modern and classic toys from Kidding Awound.

12. The Chef's House

11 Learning all about the vital importance of water at the Royal Ontario Museum’s newest exhibition.

12 Helping George Brown College culinary students hone their skills by dining at teaching restaurant The Chef’s House.

13 Ordering daring fare like pig-face tacos at the Black Hoof.

14 Finding fashionable, organic and oh-so-soft clothes for little ones at Mini Mioche.

15 Being in the audience as Janet Jackson sings her hits at the Sony Centre on March 12.

16. The art of Tim Burton

16 Exploring a world-renowned director’s creative process at the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s massive Tim Burton exhibition.

17 Admiring the skills of Canadian violinist Karen Gomyo, who joins the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on March 23 and 24.

18 Answering the call of the wild from March 16 to 20 at the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show.

19 Picking up spring wardrobe staples at the two-storey H&M on Bloor Street West.

20 Embracing our love of French fare with dishes like milk-poached veal and sautéed sweetbreads at Auberge du Pommier.

23. Secrets From Your Sister

21 Examining the colourful works of ceramicist Betty Woodman at the Gardiner Museum.

22 The savoury-sweet taste of cashew chicken at Golden Thai, one of the city’s most venerable Southeast Asian eateries.

23 Finding the perfect cup size with a personalized fitting at lingerie boutique Secrets from Your Sister.

24 Oohing and aahing as Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan flies in for another dunk at the Air Canada Centre.

25 The adorable meerkats in the Toronto Zoo’s African Rainforest pavilion.

24. DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors

26 Marvelling at the stories of Robert Munsch, performed live by Solar Stage Children’s Theatre from March 5 to 20.

27 Exploring the varied indoor and outdoor attractions—from a skating rink to a shopping centre—in the Harbourfront area.

28 Sipping a cocktail at Avenue’s commanding onyx bar.

29 Getting a runway-side seat to see the latest couture trends—LG Fashion Week starts March 28.

30 Spotting all the intricate details in Scott Conarroe’s latest landscape photos at Stephen Bulger Gallery.

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