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

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 many of our September picks remain applicable throughout the fall.

Best of Toronto #1: I Love Lucy—Live on Stage (photo: Ed Krieger)

Best of Toronto #1: I Love Lucy—Live on Stage (photo: Ed Krieger)

1  Hearing “Lucy, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!” in the stage production of I Love Lucy.

2  Sipping $3 mimosas or $4 caesars at The Lakeview.

3  Anticipating cooler temperatures with a sable or shearling coat from Four Seasons Fur.

4  Indulgent truffle popcorn from Suits Lobby Lounge—you’ve never tasted kernels so rich.

5  Reveling in creativity at Nuit Blanche, a dusk-to-dawn celebration of art across the city.

6  Whimsical terrariums in a range of sizes from Crown Flora.

7  Browsing popular Japanese labels like Koromo and Momotaro at Blue Button Shop.

8  Lunch on the go with a Vietnamese sub from Banh Mi Boys.

9  Rubbing elbows with literary greats at the International Festival of Authors.

10  Scouring the shelves of Magic Pony for collectible items from around the world.

Best of Toronto #11: the CN Tower's thrilling EdgeWalk

Best of Toronto #11: the CN Tower’s thrilling EdgeWalk

11  A sky-high adrenaline rush with EdgeWalk at the CN Tower—walk the perimeter of the iconic structure 356 metres up in the air.

12  Celebrating sneaker history at the Bata Shoe Museum‘s Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition.

13  Cheeky novelty gifts at The Outer Layer, such as Anne Taintor luggage tags or mustache-shaped Tupperware.

14  Tasty and healthy vegetarian eats at Fresh, such as the dragon or tiger rice bowls.

15  A row of stag heads at The Bay’s Bloor Street location—in the company’s four signature colours, naturally.

16  Meandering through the leafy confines of the Evergreen Brick Works to see the rich autumn foliage.

17  Beautiful made-in-Europe baubles from Rue Pigalle.

18  Getting into the spirit of Halloween with a “haunted” Muddy York Walking Tour.

19  Sampling the “ceviche of the day” at Playa Cabana.

20  Biting into a delicious ice cream sandwich from Bakerbots Baking—to spite the cooling weather!

Best of Toronto #21: Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Best of Toronto #21: Jelly Modern Doughnuts

21  Gourmet doughnuts like maple bacon or Madagascar bourbon vanilla from Jelly Modern Doughnuts.

22  Surveying the works of contemporary Canadian artists at Leonardo Galleries.

23  Learning about—and sampling—the lagers and ales brewed on-site at the Beer Academy.

24  Strolling along Dundas Street West, home to indie boutiques, coffee shops and some great new restaurants.

25  Trying different Thai curries—from penang to massaman styles at Sabai Sabai.

26  Exploring a century of French lingerie in a special exhibit at the Design Exchange on to October 13.

27  Classic comfort food by way of melted fromage at Cheesewerks.

28  Scouring the Sunday antiques sale at the St. Lawrence Market for vintage jewellery and silverware.

29  Visiting with the latest additions to the Toronto Zoo: giant pandas named Er Shun and Da Mao.

30  Soaking up bohemian culture in Kensington Market.

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