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

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.

Best of Toronto #1: Toronto landscapes at Legoland Discovery Centre

Best of Toronto #1: Toronto streetscapes at Legoland Discovery Centre

1  Iconic attractions like the Hockey Hall of Fame recreated in plastic bricks at the Legoland Discovery Centre.

2  Fragrant scents from Crabtree & Evelyn’s heritage collection, such as Venetian Violet flower water.

3  Stepping back into life as it was in the 1920s at the ornately decorated Spadina Museum.

4  Mollusks served with house-made condiments like jalapeno lime jelly at Cool City Oyster Yard.

5  The glowing marquee at Rooster Coffee House in Corktown.

6  Contemporary decor pieces like egg chairs upon which to indulge in a latte at the new Nespresso Boutique Bar.

7  Celebrating the year of the horse—according to the lunar calendar—at one of many Chinese restaurants in the city.

8  Bulky TV consoles with dials used as tables at nightlife hot spot Media Bar.

9  Modern Italian cuisine like polenta frites at Paese Ristorante.

10  The exotic spices infused in such dishes as lamb korma at Babur Indian Cuisine.

Best of Toronto #11: Rue Pigalle

Best of Toronto #11: Rue Pigalle

11  Perusing elegantly crafted European jewellery and hair pieces at Rue Pigalle.

12  The cozy, vintage chic ambience of Swirl Wine Bar—great for a night cap.

13  Sampling sakes distilled on site at the Ontario Spring Water Sake Company.

14  Capping off a feast at Mideastro with halva tiramisu or fig kataiv.

15  Oohing over the 1,000-plus artifacts, like a hippo jaw and stuffed birds, displayed along the Stair of Wonders at the Royal Ontario Museum.

16  Earth-friendly food for your pooch at The Bone House.

17  Imbibing seasonal offerings from Mill Street Brewery with a sampler six-pack.

18  Choosing from wholesome food options at Richtree Natural Market while shopping at the Toronto Eaton Centre.

19  A late-night snack of steamed chicken or cauliflower buns from The Federal.

20  Expert craft beer and snack pairings at Bellwoods Brewery.

Best of Toronto #21: The Fifth Pub House and Café

Best of Toronto #21: The Fifth Pub House and Café

21  Savoury bites like braised beef sandwiches on-the-go from The Fifth Café.

22  Relieving aching muscles with the natural lava shell massage at Sweetgrass Spa.

23  Scenic landscapes by Michael French on view at Kinsman Robinson Galleries.

24  Aromatic loaves of Alsatian sourdough, poppy seed baguettes, and olive oil brioche from Petite Thuet.

25  A leisurely brunch at local favourite Lady Marmalade in Leslieville.

26  The finest selection—and biggest in the country—of ladies footwear at The Bay’s Queen Street location.

27  Spying colourful street art by top taggers along “Graffiti Alley” (south of Queen Street, west of Spadina Avenue).

28  Cashing in on dining deals at participating Winterlicious restaurants.

29  Learning about specialty cheeses from France, Italy and beyond at La Fromagerie.

30  Viewing the skyline on a stroll along the city’s western waterfront.

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