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30 Things We Love About Toronto This October

Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors<br>courtesy of NBA Photos and Ron Turenne1 Admiring the multicoloured autumn foliage while strolling through High Park.

2 Acting like an eccentric collector at The Monkey’s Paw (1229 Dundas St. W., 416-531-2123), a premier used bookshop.

3 Viewing fall’s hottest trends at the Portobello East Fashion & Art Market on October 25.

4 Experiencing an art installation at 3 a.m. during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

5 Rooting for Chris Bosh and the rest of the Toronto Raptors during their NBA season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Penny Arcade6 The chic new decor at venerable steakhouse Habour Sixty.

7 Exploring 16,000 square feet of horticulture at the Allan Gardens Conservatory.

8 Sipping perfectly pulled lattes at Hank’s Café.

9 Learning about local food at Cowbell’s Farmers Night dinner on October 20.

10 Dishing with friends over manicures and pedicures at 10 Spot Beauty Bar.

<i>Yul and Steve</i> by Johnathan Ball11 Attending an acclaimed out-of-town production—like West Side Story—at this year’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

12 Singing along with Australian disco vixen Kylie Minogue at the Air Canada Centre.

13 Making something old new again with vintage apparel from Penny Arcade (1177 Dundas St. W., 647-346-1386).

14 Savouring OddFellows’ funky, rustic Canadiana-inspired menu of comfort fare.

15 Pondering Johnathan Ball’s intriguing mixed-media works at Yorkville’s Liss Gallery.

Casa Loma16 Taking a salty bite from an “oink on a kaiser”—the peameal bacon sandwich from Paddington’s Pump at the St. Lawrence Market.

17 Admiring Edward Steichen’s beautiful high-fashion photography at the AGO.

18 Catching a documentary on the domed IMAX screen at the Ontario Science Centre.

19 Choosing from Beer Bistro’s many premium brews.

20 Feasting on the opulent Royal Thanksgiving Brunch at Casa Loma.

Spice Route21 Losing your cool at Canada’s Wonderland’s Halloween Haunt.

22 Finding a quick, easy and delicious bite to eat near Yonge-Dundas Square.

23 Indulging your mind at a live reading during the International Festival of Authors.

24 Closing the weekend with comedy at the Rivoli’s Laugh Sabbath, every Sunday night starting at 8:30 p.m..

25 Perusing the historic Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books at the Lillian H. Smith library.

The Summerhill railway station LCBO26 Pretending it’s still summer by ordering margaritas at eclectic taco bar El Trompo.

27 Spying whimsical designer toys and contemporary art at Queen West shop Magic Pony.

28 Noshing on Spice Route’s 15-course Lundin spread—like brunch, but served in the afternoon, Sundays, noon to 10 p.m..

29 Tutored wine tastings in the historic Summerhill railway station, now an LCBO liquor store.

30 Finding a new masterpiece at the Toronto International Art Fair.

One response to “30 Things We Love About Toronto This October”

  1. Number 1 and number 26 are my favorites!

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