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30 Things We Love About Toronto This March

#2 Toronto designer Lucian Matis

1 Admiring the fantastic floral exhibitions on display at Canada Blooms (page 16).

2 Spotting top Toronto designers like Lucian Matis at LG Fashion Week, from March 28 to April 1.

3 Shouting “opa!” for saganaki and other Mediterranean fare at Pan on the Danforth (page 56).

4 Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a pint of green beer and traditional Irish stew at the Irish Embassy Pub & Grill.

5 Picking out stylish, eco-chic essentials for little ones from Baby on the Hip.

#3 Pan on the Danforth (photo courtesy of Dine.TO)

6 Studying the intriguing clay works in the Gardiner Museum’s exhibition, From the Melting Pot into the Fire: Contemporary Ceramics in Israel.

7 Getting pampered in Rosedale within the cozy confines of Civello Salon and Spa.

8 Indulging in a Red Square martini at ultra-swank Russian vodka bar Pravda.

9 Trying on retro-chic apparel at Courage My Love and other vintage havens in Kensington Market (page 39).

10 Discovering great Canadian novels at Type Books.

#7 The cozy confines of Civello Spa

11 Strolling past Old City Hall and its menacing gargoyles that loom over the city below.

12 Digging into classic Canadian grub at Poutini’s House of Poutine.

13 An “olfactory tour” at the Chanel fragrance boutique inside Holt Renfrew.

14 Marveling at Wangechi Mutu’s intricate, colourful collages at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

15 Sipping sauvignon blanc and biting into brie at the Wine & Cheese Show.

#12 Poutini's gooey offerings

16 Courageously sampling blood sausage crepes, grilled beef hearts and other meaty offerings from the Hoof Café.

17 Stepping back in time to explore a historic 19th-century home during March Mania in the Valley at Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum.

18 Snatching up one-of-a-kind treasures during the Sunday antique fair in the St. Lawrence Market’s north building.

19 Enjoying gourmet lattes and fellowship among friends at Dark Horse Espresso Bar.

20 Watching new scripts come to life on stage during the New Ideas Festival, from March 10 to 27.

#18 St. Lawrence Market's Sunday antique fair (photo by Jessica Napier)

21 Rocking out to homegrown talent during Canadian Music Week.

22 Escaping the cold with exotic animals inside the Toronto Zoo’s tropical pavilions.

23 Perusing the Provençal-chic home accessories from French Country.

24 Lacing up for one final whirl around the Natrel Skating Rink at Harbourfront Centre.

25 A belly dancing show with dinner at Moroccan restaurant The Sultan’s Tent.

26 The Cupcake Shoppe’s fluffy “Yonge and Eligible” cupcake with vanilla buttercream.

27 Indulging in the exceptional “lobsterlicious” prix fixe menu at Scaramouche.

28 Taking pint-sized hipsters to the Dakota Tavern’s family-friendly Bluegrass Brunch.

29 Singing along to smash hits by Our Lady Peace at Massey Hall.

30 Savouring the dim glow as the city turns out its lights for Earth Hour on March 27 at 8:30 p.m.

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