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30 Things We Love About Toronto This November

Chinatown East Archway<br>photo by Craig Jenkins1 The commanding gateway to Chinatown East (Gerrard Street East and Broadview Avenue), a memorial to early Chinese railway workers.

2 Treating your nails to Lux Spa’s specialty dry manicure.

3 Trying on handmade hair ornaments by Magpie Creations at Portobello East.

4 Crunching into organic, locally grown veggies at Union.

5 Peering 342 metres down to the street from the CN Tower’s glass floor.

Lux Spa6 Witnessing two people who hate each other in person fall in love via anonymous letter exchanges in Parfumerie.

7 Enjoying the Royal Conservatory of Music’s new performance venue, Koerner Hall.

8 Examining vintage mail paraphernalia from November 13 to 15 at the National Postage Stamp Show.

9 Admiring the celebrity-designed teapots after teatime at Victoria’s, the King Edward Hotel’s acclaimed restaurant.

10 Clambering over the 650-ton Precambrian rock in the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland Street, east of Avenue Road).

The Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall<br>photo by Tom Arban11 Savouring chef Guy Rubino’s robata-grilled wagyu striploin at Ame.

12 Picking out a perfectly tailored suit from Harry Rosen (page 53).

13 The Great Wall of China—an impressive display of plates at William Ashley China.

14 Mellowing out with live jazz Wednesday nights at Alleycatz Live Jazz Bar.

15 Perusing 175 years of historic photos at the City of Toronto Archives.

Jeanne Beker–designed teapot16 Petting a goat at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

17 Gazing out over Lake Ontario from atop the Scarborough Bluffs (at the foot of Brimley Road).

18 Do-It-Yourself soapmaking workshops at Nathalie-Roze & Co.

19 Staring out the front window in the first car of a TTC subway train as it zips beneath the city.

20 Fervent fans cheering every dunk and three-point shot made by the Toronto Raptors.

Scarborough Bluffs<br>photo by Bill Deneau21 The stunning curved glass facade of Roy Thomson Hall.

22 Snapping up some Canadian-made merchandise from such retailers as Roots—a great reminder of your trip.

23 The first sip of piping-hot French onion soup from Epicure Café on a cool evening.

24 Returning to ancient Greece at an Opera Atelier performance of Iphigénie en Tauride.

25 Weaving your way Zen-like through the Toronto Public Labyrinth.

Library Bar at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel26 Reminiscing about childhood Canadian television favourites like Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant at the CBC Museum.

27 Reading a novel by candlelight while sipping a premium cocktail at the Royal York Hotel’s urbane Library Bar.

28 Catching Korean director Yang Ik-june’s Breathless on the closing night of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

29 Partaking in an edifying walking tour of the Financial District, hosted by the Design Exchange.

30 Tapping into your inner artist with a life-drawing class at the Gladstone Hotel’s Art Bar.

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