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1. Lie face down on the glass floor at the [http://www.cntower.ca/index.aspx CN Tower] <br />
2. Sit upstairs at [http://www.toronto.ca/union_station/ Union Station] during rush hour <br />
3. Skate at [http://www.toronto.ca/city_hall_tour/nps.htm Nathan Phillips Square]<br />
4. Tour the [http://www.steamwhistle.ca/ Steam Whistle Brewery]<br />
5. Have a hot chocolate at [http://www.somachocolate.com/ Soma] in The Distillery District<br />
6. Do a bike tour of [http://www.toronto.ca/parks/island/ Toronto Island]<br />
7. Go shopping at [http://honesteds.sites.toronto.com/ Honest Ed’s]<br />
8. Walk the [http://www.beachesbia.com/explore.asp boardwalk] at The Beach<br />
9. Go to [http://ydsquare.ca/web/ Dundas Square]<br />
10. Dine at a [http://www.toprestaurants.com/Toronto/Toronto.htm famous chef’s restaurant]<br />
11. Take a city walking tour and check out [http://www.janeswalk.net/participating_cities/toronto jane's walk]<br />
12. Get out of the [http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/Canada/Province_of_Ontario/Toronto-903418/Off_the_Beaten_Path-Toronto-Outside_Greater_Toronto_area-BR-1.html downtown core]<br />
13. Ride the [http://www3.ttc.ca/Routes/501/Eastbound.jsp 501 Queen Streetcar]<br />
14. Go shopping in [http://www.chinatownbia.com/ Chinatown]<br />
15. Have a [http://www.moonbeancoffee.com/scripts/retailstore.asp coffee] in [http://www.kensington-market.ca/Default.asp?id=1&l Kensington Market]<br />
16. Window shop in [http://www.bloor-yorkville.com/ Yorkville]<br />
17. Eat corn on the sidewalk in [http://www.gerrardindiabazaar.com/ Little India] in the summer<br />
18. Take a [http://www.worldofstock.com/closeups/TAE2226.php train ride] through [http://www.toronto.ca/parks/highpark.htm High Park]<br />
19. Walk the entire [http://www.toronto.ca/path/ PATH]<br />
20. Check out a [http://www.nowtoronto.com/music/listings.cfm local band]<br />
21. Sample honey at [http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/ St. Lawrence Market]<br />
22. Tour the [http://www.cbc.ca/facilities/ CBC building]<br />
23. Eat Souvlaki on [http://www.thedanforth.ca/ The Danforth]<br />
24. Have dinner in [http://littleitaly.sites.toronto.com/ Little Italy]<br />
25. Read in the garden at [http://www.casaloma.org/ Casa Loma]<br />
26. Come face to face with a dinosaur at the [http://www.rom.on.ca/ ROM]<br />
27. Visit the [http://www.ago.net/ AGO] for free<br />
28. Sample free beer at the [http://www.millstreetbrewery.com/ Mill St Brewery] in the Distillery District<br />
29. Explore the [http://spacing.ca/laneways.htm Toronto alleys]<br />
30. Go to the [http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/ Ontario Science Center]<br />
31. Check out the [http://torontoparks.com/ parks] running north from the Don Valley - (ride a bike from the lake through the Don Valley all the way up through Serena Gundy Park and all the way up to Sunnybrook Park or Edward's Gardens or something - there are trails all the way up, lots of cool stuff in there.)<br />
32. [http://www.highpark.org/ High Park] is also pretty cool<br />
33. [http://ootboot.com/guidebook/cherry_beach/ Cherry Beach]<br />
34. Sunnyside Park beaches<br />
35. [http://www.toronto.ca/waterfront/tour/tommyt_park.htm Tommy Thompson Park]<br />
36. [http://www.toronto.ca/waterfront/tour/scarborough_bluffs.htm Bluffers Park] <br />
37. Ice skating between Toronto Islands<br />
38. spent the last Sunday of the month (only from May to October)at Kensington Market - [http://www.kensington-market.ca/Default.asp?id=1&l=1 Pedestrian-only streets]<br />
39. Go buy some Whiskey Cheddar from [http://www.yelp.ca/biz/global-cheese-toronto Global Cheese] in Kensington Market and eat it because I just had some and this stuff is seriously delicious. (as stated by ROB_K)<br />
40. [http://www.townofyork.com/service.html historical post office] on adelaide st east<br />
41. any historical house, ie: [http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/mackenzie.htm mackenzie], [http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/spadina.htm spadina], etc..<br />
42. [http://www.toronto.ca/parks/riverdalefarm.htm riverdale farm]/[http://www.oldcabbagetown.com/ cabbagetown] especially when the festivals are on<br />
43. tobogganing down riverdale park east hill.. the west side has a baseball diamond now.. may be a bit dangerous!<br />
44. sunbathing at [http://www.toronto.ca/parks/island/ hanlan's point] [http://www.pathcom.com/~frebeach/ clothing optional beach]<br />
45. Watch a movie at one of Toronto's many [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/user/clamen/misc/Canadiana/CA-filmfests.html film festivals]<br />
46. Walk around Toronto dressed as a zombie<br />
47. Have a coffee in the cafe at the corner of Baldwin and Augusta before 8AM on a weekday and watch the people who pass before they go to work<br />
48. Visit LCBO [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summerhill-North_Toronto_CPR_Station Summerhill] to glory in the past, marvel in the present, as the immaculately restored North Toronto Railway Station (Circa 1916) is now the largest and most fascinating wine & spirits store in Canada.<br />
49. Fair Trade coffee & delicious sandwiches at [http://www.tinto.ca/ Tinto's] on Roncesvalles<br />
50. Join the [http://www.caribana.com/ Caribana Parade] <br />
51. [http://www.evergreen.ca/rethinkspace/ Brickworks Farmer's Market] (May - Oct) and for that matter, biking in and around the Brickworks<br />
52. Checking out the view of Toronto from hill next to Brickworks<br />
53. Check out where Lake Ontario meets Scarberia (near Port Union Station)<br />
54. Watch the sun rise/set from the end of the [http://www.friendsofthespit.ca/ Leslie Spit]<br />
55. The [http://www.junctionartsfest.com/ Junction Arts Fest] in September (one of Toronto's best kept secrets)<br />
56. Bike the [http://www.out-there.com/ton01hkg.htm Humber River Trail]<br />
57. Picnic in [http://www.toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/morningside.htm Morningside Park]<br />
58. Bonfire on beach out in Scarborough (near Morningside I think)<br />
59. [http://www.blogto.com/music/2007/07/in_photos_promise_at_cherry_beach/ Promise Party] at the Beaches <br />
60. [http://www.toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/sunnybrook.htm Sunnybrook Park] (horses are in the back of the park, in the stables)<br />
61. Biking [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhibition_Place the Ex] at night during spring when no one is around, spooky.<br />
62. go to for an ice cream at [http://www.dine.to/dutchdream the Dutch Cafe] (funny building and awesome assortment of ice cream!)<br />
63. dive into [http://pomegranaterestaurant.ca/ pomegranate] deliciousness <br />
64. take a walk from the beaches westward to sunnyside park on the boardwalk (or bike)<br />
65. take the carillon tour with [http://www.couchsurfing.com/profile.html?id=DHKP2K Gerald] from CS.<br />
66. Get your hands on the ceramic wheel at the [http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/index.aspx Gardiner Museum] on Fridays and Sundays<br />
67. Enjoy an aperitif with view from the rooftop bar of the [http://www.parktoronto.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/lounges/index.jsp Park Hyatt]<br />
68. Go to a concert at the beautiful [http://www.roythomson.com/home.cfm Roy Thomson Hall] (and find discounted tickets on sale the same day)<br />
69. Watch [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rocky_Horror_Picture_Show Rocky Horror Picture Show] at [http://www.bloorcinema.com/ Bloor Cinema] on Halloween at midnight<br />
70. Read a book in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Park_(Toronto) Queen’s Park] Spring/Summer/Fall which is also home to [http://www.ontla.on.ca/Side_bar/visitor_information/out/index.htm Ontario Legislative Assembly]<br />
71. [http://rhythmplus.ca/ Mutahdi’s Drumming Festival] (July – Queen’s Park)<br />
72. [http://ourfaves.com/find/toronto?q=karaoke%20night Kick Ass Karaoke]<br />
73. Brunch in [http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/ St. Lawrence Market]<br />
74. Picnic on [http://www.toronto.ca/parks/island/ Toronto Islands]<br />
75. Plant trees in with [http://www.toronto.ca/don/ Bring Back the Don]<br />
76. The [http://www.the519.org/programs/aidsmem/aidsmem.shtml AIDS Memorial] (behind the 519 on church) <br />
77. Eat at [http://www.zeldas.ca/ Zelda's] <br />
78. Play a round of [http://www.manhunt-toronto.com/ manhunt] <br />
79. Visit [http://www.irelandparkfoundation.com/ Ireland Park] down at the waterfront<br />
80. Audit a lecture by one of Toronto's (semi-)famous professors: Mark Kingswell, Nick Mount, etc<br />
81. Might even recommend visiting a couple [http://www3.ttc.ca/Subway/index.jsp subway stations] as destinations in and of themselves: [http://www3.ttc.ca/Subway/Stations/Museum/station.jsp Museum] and [http://www3.ttc.ca/Subway/Stations/Dupont/station.jsp Dupont] for starters. <br />
82. Pay a visit to [http://www.401richmond.net/ 401 Richmond]<br />
83. the actual [http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/ Distillery District]<br />
84. Watch the real pros play basketball at [http://www.torontobasketball.ca/outdoor-courts/ Harbourfront Community Centre outdoor courts]<br />
85. [http://www.torontoartscape.on.ca/places-spaces/artscape-wychwood-barns Wychwood Barns] an exciting project they have going with the [http://www.thestop.org/ STOP] <br />
86. [http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/ Harbourfront] Festivals (any weekend starting from May - September) there's Hot N Spicy, Ukranian, Askenazi, Chinese... showcases the diversity of Toronto.<br />
87. Sample Polish or Ukranian [http://www.roncesvallesbakery.ca/ desserts] in [http://www.roncesvallesvillage.ca/  roncesvalles]/[http://www.bloorwestvillage.ca/ Bloor West Village]<br />
88. Eat at the world's only [http://www.hungarythai.com/ Hungarain Thai] restaurant in [http://www.kensington-market.ca/Default.asp?id=1&l=1 Kensington Market]<br />
89. Participate in Improv at [http://www.baddogtheatre.com/modules/news/ Bad Dog Theatre]<br />
90. [http://www.MIAGallery.ca Museum of Inuit Art]  on your way to Harbourfront<br />
91. Check out [http://www.martiniboys.com/Toronto/The-Matador-Club-nightlife.html Matador's] a late night after hours club<br />
92. [http://www.beachesjazz.com/ Jazz festival] in [http://www.beachesbia.com/ the Beach]<br />
93. Check out one of the many historical churches in the city like; [http://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/ St. Michael’s], [http://www.stjamescathedral.on.ca/ St. James’], [http://www.stpatrickstoronto.ca/ St. Patrick’s], etc.. <br />
94. check out the [http://fringetoronto.com/ Fringe Fest]<br />
95. [http://www.canstage.com/dream “Dream in High Park”] plays presented during the summer.<br />
96. Shop at [http://www.activesurplus.com/ Active Surplus]<br />
97. Check out [http://www.drummersinexile.com/ drummers in exile]; summer: [http://www.toronto.ca/parks/parks_gardens/trinitybellwoods.htm trinty-bellwood park], winter:[http://www.theannexwreckroom.com/  annex wreck room]<br />
98. Check out the[http://www.pridetoronto.com/  Gay Pride Parade]<br />
99. Check out [http://www.toronto.ca/special_events/wintercity/ WinterCity]<br />
100. [http://www.sneaky-dees.com/ Sneaky Dee’s]<br />
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