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Best of Toronto: 30 Things We Love About Our City in June 2013

Each and every month we scour the city to bring you all the very best that Toronto has to offer!

Best of Toronto #1: colourful scarves from Augustina

Best of Toronto #1: colourful scarves from Augustina

 Accessorizing with luxe leather purses, statement jewellery and colourful scarves at Augustina.

2  Purring over the new Canadian production of Cats.

3  Story time at the Franklin Children’s Garden on Toronto’s Centre Island.

4  Rows of sparkly chandeliers at Troika Vodka Boutique.

5  Treating yourself to a hot lather shave from Truefitt and Hill, a classic barber shop and spa exclusively for gents.

6  Sipping a perfectly brewed cup of java from De Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters.

7  An order of artisanal sausages and Belgian fries from German beer-hall eatery Wvrst.

8  A scoop of ice cream from Dutch Dreams, which offers flavours like cotton candy and espresso.

9  A dim sum feast at Crown Princess Fine Dining.

10  People-watching through the floor-to-ceiling windows of dBar in tony Yorkville.

Best of Toronto #TK: Kanji's lovely takes on sushi and other seafood-based dishes

Best of Toronto #13: Kanji’s lovely takes on sushi and other seafood-based dishes

11  Scoping out fun, board game-inspired works by Jim and Kathleen Keifer at Liss Gallery.

12  A fusion of flavours and cultures at Kanji, such as tuna tartare or sushi tortilla.

13  Immersing yourself in the soulful sounds of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.

14  Donning a straw hat from Goorin Bros.—the perfect mix of style and shade.

15  Seeing a soldier’s encampment circa 1812 at Fort York National Historic Site.

16  Enjoying a good laugh at a performance of Ins Choi’s Kim’s Convenience, a touchingly comedic story of family and cultural differences.

17  Celebrating the career of Christian Louboutin and his signature red-soled stilettos at the Design Exchange.

18  A heart-thumping thrill ride on Leviathan—the tallest and fastest of its kind in the country—at Canada’s Wonderland.

19  A sweet start to the weekend with a brunch fondue at MoRoCo Chocolat.

20  Sitting in the gulag at Pravda Vodka Bar, a “jail cell” that serves as a VIP space complete with a bouncer in Soviet military attire.

Best of Toronto #TK: Tiger of Sweden's très-chic boutique on Ossington Avenue

Best of Toronto #23: Tiger of Sweden’s très-chic boutique on Ossington Avenue

21  Climbing the majestic turret at Casa Loma for a breathtaking view of the city.

22  Checking out the vast selection of graphic novels, comic books and vintage editions at The Beguiling.

23  Trying on slim-cut suits from Scandinavian label Tiger of Sweden at its new west-end storefront.

24  Slurping back a steaming bowl of shoyu ramen noodles with toppings like pork belly or sweet corn at Kinton Ramen.

25  Pondering the juxtaposition and collision of emotions in Montreal artist Alain Bonder’s works at Ingram Gallery.

26  A visit with the Toronto Zoo’s newest residents, Er Shun and Da Mao, two giant pandas who arrived here last month from China.

27  Contemporary new digs for footwear impresario Stuart Weitzman along Bloor Street West’s “Mink Mile.”

28  Strolling the pedestrian-friendly outdoor retail complex the Shops at Don Mills.

29  Kicking back with creative libations at Weslodge Saloon.

30  Tasting locally produced lagers, ales and stouts during Ontario Craft Beer Week.

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