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

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, and don’t forget that our July picks are still applicable throughout the summer!

Best of Toronto #1: a Segway tour of the Distillery Historic District

Best of Toronto #1: a Segway tour of the Distillery Historic District

1 Navigating the cobblestone laneways of the Distillery Historic District on a two-wheeled Segway tour.

2 Seeking shade under the bright pink umbrellas at the city’s urban sand spot, Sugar Beach.

3 Savoury pies from the wood fired oven at Queen Margherita Pizza.

4 A stroll along foodie-friendly Baldwin Street for cuisine from global points including Italy, France, Japan and Korea.

5 Browsing the beautiful cake pedestals, tea pots and gift items at Red Letter.

6 Experiencing Toronto’s waterfront on a harbour tour with Mariposa Cruises.

7 Scanning the vast selection of dinner- and serveware from the 18th to 20th centuries at Louis Wine.

8 Teeing off at one of the city’s public golf courses.

9 A leisurely sunset paddle on the Humber River with Toronto Adventures.

10 Seeing stilt walkers, fire jugglers and more at Scotiabank Buskerfest.

Best of Toronto #11: the Canadian National Exhibition

Best of Toronto #11: the Canadian National Exhibition

11 Immersing yourself in the carnival atmosphere at The Ex.

12 Tucking into comfort fare like burgers and ribs at neighbourhood watering hole The Roxton.

13 Heaping plates of eggs, sausages and pancakes at the Dakota Tavern’s weekend Bluegrass Brunch.

14 Catching a Toronto Blue Jays game when the dome of the Rogers Centre is open.

15 Beautiful baubles direct from Paris at Fabrice.

16 Affordable works from Canadian artists at Art Interiors.

17 Escaping to the Toronto Islands on a weekday. Fewer visitors means it feels like you have the whole place to yourself.

18 Fresh-baked cookies from Desmond & Beatrice­—like the blueberry almond chip.

19 Deep-fried gourmet goodies from Jelly Modern Doughnuts.

20 A strong cup of organic, free-trade java to start our day at Red Rocket Coffee (1364 Danforth Ave., 416-406-0880).

Best of Toronto #21: the Mediterranean decor (and food) at Estiatorio Volos

Best of Toronto #21: the Mediterranean decor (and food) at Estiatorio Volos

21 Mediterranean-inspired touches at Estiatorio Volos, such as green glass fishing buoys in nets suspended from the ceiling.

22 Perfectly torched meringue on Cava’s lemon pistachio baked Alaska.

23 Strolling the leafy campus of the city’s hallowed educational institution, the University of Toronto.

24 Perusing original works by more than 50 local craftspeople at The Arts Market.

25 Spending an evening with The Bard beneath the stars courtesy of Shakespeare in High Park.

26 Catching a live concert at the historic Horseshoe Tavern.

27 Celebrating the well-heeled career of Christian Louboutin—and his trademark red soles—at the Design Exchange.

28 Beauty products displayed in an apothecary-style setting at Blossom Lounge.

29 The ultra-glam interior of Robert Gage Salon, which is awash in black and white with contemporary photos.

30 Taking in the panoramic skyline view of the city from the 18th floor of the Roof Lounge while you sip a cocktail.

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