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

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: Jessica Bradley Gallery

Best of Toronto #1: Jessica Bradley Gallery

1 Awesome—and often local—contemporary art displayed in an industrial-style space at Jessica Bradley Gallery.

2 Relaxing at friendly Swedish-inspired café Fika with a cardamom-spiced latte.

3 Getting fitted for a high-quality yet affordable blazer at Dutch import Suitsupply.

4 Singing along with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, when she performs her greatest hits at Roy Thomson Hall.

5 An artfully interactive fam-jam courtesy of the AGO’s Family Sundays program.

6 Getting out of town for a day to see the Shaw Festival’s presentation of Cabaret.

7 Admiring the whimsical “street style meets fairy tale” fashions at Bicyclette Boutique.

8 The way 93 Harbord blends Middle Eastern fare with North American flair.

9 Scouring Labour of Love for unique Canadian-made gift items.

10 Savouring the pollo pibil—zesty slow-roasted chicken with rice and seasonal vegetables—at midtown Mexican restaurant Frida.

11 Taking in the massive number of Canadian and international non-fiction films on offer at this year’s Hot Docs festival.

12 Queen West’s 69 Vintage—for its amazing selection of high quality clothing and one-of-a-kind finds.

13 Being able to rock out with maturity at Massey Hall, which hosts a three-night stand by The National.

14 Ethically sourced organic beauty products from all over the world at Article 27.

15 Being reminded of the genius of Charlie Chaplin at this year’s Toronto Silent Film Festival.

Best of Toronto #16: Scott Conarroe at Stephen Bulger Gallery

Best of Toronto #16: Scott Conarroe’s Gardens, Wenzhoe Zheijiang at Stephen Bulger Gallery

16 Contemplating China’s competing narratives—as depicted by Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe at his Stephen Bulger Gallery exhibition.

17 Discovering (and then, perhaps, tweeting about) emerging artists at Hashtag Gallery.

18 Satisfying a sweet tooth at MoRoCo Chocolat with delectable s’mores and chocolate fondue.

19 Weekend brunching at The Scullery. The menu features a selection of breakfast tacos, waffles and fresh scones.

20 Returning to the Pride Lands during The Lion King‘s limited engagement at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

21 Trying on flowing new garments for spring at Kaliyana.

22 Learning how to make beautiful flower arrangements and gorgeous terrariums at a Botany Floral Studio workshop.

23 Shopping for all your menswear needs at Nomad—from jeans and blazers to satchels and grooming products, this shop has all the swag.

24 Browsing contemporary fine art from 200 Canadian and international artists at the Toronto Art Expo.

25 Appreciating nature at the Evergreen Brick Works‘ Wild Weekend Workshops for Urban Families.

26 The saucy “Shameless Breakfast Club” discount offered by Duke’s Refresher.

27 The stunning murals that often adorn MOCCA’s front courtyard.

28 Backyard barbecue-style fare, whatever the weather, at chef Anthony Rose’s Big Crow.

29 Two opportunities to inquire about Catholicism with both The Last Confession and A God in Need of Help on stage.

30 Another chance to work up the courage to try the CN Tower’s EdgeWalk.

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