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30 Things We Love About Toronto This May

5. Gray Line's Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

1 Hunting for vintage finds at Ingram Antiques, located along scenic Mount Pleasant Road.

2 Eerie portraits of Lenin scowling at Pravda Vodka Bar.

3 Admiring the historic shawls on display at the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibit Fashionably Wrapped: The Influence of Kashmir Shawls.

4 Handmade goods showcased at Bookhou,
a multidisciplinary studio and shop.

5 Seeing the city on your own schedule with Gray Line’s Hop-On, Hop-Off City Tour.

10. Hoof Café

6 Staking out Trinity Bellwoods Park for a glimpse of the notorious albino squirrels.

7 The heady aroma of spices lingering in the air of the Gerrard India Bazaar.

8 Streetcar drivers who “ding” at each other in greeting as their cars cross paths.

9 Ultra-luxe details like rosewood, polished gold and smoked mirrors at the Gucci store.

10 Rethinking breakfast offerings at Hoof Café by trying the suckling pig eggs Benedict.

12. The Drake Hotel General Store

11 Visiting galleries across the city during the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

12 Bringing home a distinctively Canadian souvenir such as a Toronto maptote from the Drake Hotel’s General Store.

13 The quiet confines of the Toronto Sculpture Garden.

14 Strolling along Canada’s Walk of Fame and counting how many names you recognize.

15 Marvelling at Toronto’s architectural highlights during Doors Open.

17. Rodney's Oyster House

16 Vintage-inspired coffee bean dispensers at Balzac’s Coffee.

17 Slurping back a freshly shucked oyster from Rodney’s Oyster House.

18 Motown’s number one diva, Diana Ross, takes to the stage at Roy Thomson Hall.

19 Beautiful white ceramic elephant-shaped teapots at Hank’s.

20 The graphically ornate silver Art Deco doors of the Design Exchange—an enticing invitation to come inside and explore further.

25. Cowbell (photo by Derek Shapton)

21 The vast selection—several thousand!—of culinary titles at The Cookbook Store.

22 Picking up new groove moves at Babalúu’s complimentary salsa lessons.

23 Feasting on the savoury potato flatbread at Nyood.

24 Escaping to the Toronto Islands on a weekday—you’ll feel like you’re in an episode of Lost.

25 The ever-changing chalkboard menu at Cowbell, which has included mains like veal sweetbreads with boar belly.

30. The view of downtown Toronto from the CN Tower

26 Creating something with your own hands at a drop-in class at the Gardiner Museum’s clay studio on Friday or Sunday.

27 The wall-sized map of Toronto from the city’s archives hanging at White Squirrel Coffee Shop.

28 Airy macarons from Nadège Patisserie in inventive flavours such as wasabi grapefruit.

29 Colourful Victorian row houses turned stores in bohemian Kensington Market.

30 A spectacular bird’s-eye view of the city 447 metres below from the CN Tower.

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