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Best of Toronto: 30 Things We Love About Our City This March

Each and every month we scour the city to bring you all the very best that Toronto has to offer! Check out our latest favourites below.

Best of Toronto #1: Rock 'n' Horse Saloon

Best of Toronto #1: Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon

1 Strapping on our spurs, downing a few drinks and taking a ride on the mechanical bull at Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon.

2 The numerous sushi restaurants in the Annex and Koreatown neighbourhoods, especially the two locations of New Generation Sushi.

3 Sonic Boom‘s vast selection of used and new music plus unexpected musical accessories.

4 The consistent laughs to be had at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club

5 Stumbling across one of the locations of used bookstore BMV, and once inside, stumbling across so many books you want to buy.

6 The unobtrusive-yet-grand elegance of the Loblaws grocery store within the former Maple Leaf Gardens.

7 The historic, 24-hour hipster-haven diner known as The Lakeview.

8 Taking a seat on a bench looking west and taking in Broadview Avenue’s broad view over Riverdale Park East and out toward downtown Toronto.

9 Picking up apparel with the iconic three-stripes logo at the Adidas store.

10 The city’s biggest and baddest selection of dope vintage clothes at Black Market.

Best of Toronto #11: Valdez

Best of Toronto #11: Valdez

11 The eclectic iglesia-inspired decor—and Latin street-style fare—at Valdez.

12 The fat beats and delicious Vietnamese sandwiches at Banh Mi Boys.

13 Trying to decide what to buy amongst the thousands of unique decor items and other artisan goods at the One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale.

14 Enhancing your mood with swing, bebop, ballads and more performed nightly at The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar.

15 The recently renovated Toronto Reference Library—making research easy in a calming and capacious setting.

16 Feeding our appetites for knowledge at the Ontario Science Centre.

17 Jumping from time-period to time-period—and style to style—while wandering through the Art Gallery of Ontario.

18 Facing off against your friends, coffee or beer in hand, at board game café Snakes & Lattes.

19 Crossing the concrete of Nathan Phillips Square and entering Toronto’s seat of political power, City Hall.

Best of Toronto #21: Mike Nelson's large-scale works at The Power Plant

Best of Toronto #21: Mike Nelson’s large-scale works at The Power Plant

21 Walking through British artist Mike Nelson’s monumental installations on display at The Power Plant.

22 Getting up to something fishy at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Toronto’s newest attraction and a major visual spectacle.

23 Stout Irish Pub‘s standout quality in Cabbagetown, including its cute little collection of board games and impressively large selection of craft beers.

24 Lusting after—and then, finally, receiving—a latte from Dark Horse Espresso Bar.

25 Partaking in a low-key brunch at Insomnia.

26 Perusing the lengthy list of expertly mixed drinks at the posh Cocktail Parlor.

27 Attending screenings of both classic films and contemporary movies from around the globe at the TIFF Bell Lightbox‘s five state-of-the-art cinemas.

28 Chowing down on the perfectly grilled, award-winning namesake patty at The P&L Burger.

29 Snapping some architecturally intriguing photos of the Financial District‘s numerous skyscrapers.

30 High-quality leather goods, including ever-popular purses and messenger bags, from Roots.

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