ALPHABET CITY – TORONTO FROM ‘A’ TO ‘Z’

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ALPHABETCITY6It’s so easy to alphabetize this city.  TORONTO has much to offer if only you look for it.  Below – some of my favourite people, places and things that make this a super place to live and explore – despite our having the most dysfunctional mayor in history.

<PHOTO OPPOSITE – ‘View From The Window Seat’ by Ross Winter>

A – Art Gallery of Ontario, Annex, Animal Farm, Atwood (Margaret)
B – Blue Jays, Beaches, Bluffs, Bridle Path, boys choirs, Barenaked Ladies, Bulger Gallery
C – CBC, COC, CNE, Cabbagetown, Cinecycle, carillons, Cameron House
D – Distillery District, Design Centre, dollhouse makers, downtown drive-in, drag artists
E – El Mocambo, Eaton Centre, Elmer Iseler Singers
F – Ferries, Fleck Dance Theatre, 401 Richmond, farmer’s mkts, Four Seasons, festivals
G – Ghost signs, ghost tours, Gladstone, GO, Galleria, Greektown, Globe & Mail

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H – Hyatt Rooftop Bar, Hanlan’s Point, Horseshoe, H2O Park, Honest Ed’s
I – Ice rinks (x50), IMAX (x5), Islands, independent bookshops & coffee bars
J – Junction, jobbers, Joso’s
K – Kensington Market, Koerner Hall
L – Luminato, Lightbox, Leslieville, Lightfoot (Gordon)
M – Massey Hall, Martin Goodman Trail, MOCCA, Music Garden, marathon (x2)
N – National Ballet, National Ballet School, Neville Park pumping station, NOW
O – Osgoode Hall, Opera House, OCADU, Ossington, Old Don Jail
P – Porter Air, Polkaroo, pandas, PATH, Propeller, Polson Pier
Q – ‘Q’ with Jian Gomeshi, Queen’s Park, quicksand (Wychwood Park)
R – Ravines, Rush Lane, Rex, Royal Alex, Revue, ROM, roller girls, rep cinemas (x9)
S – Streetcars, Senator, Silver Snail, Spit, Sugar Beach, small publishers, Spadina, Spacing
T – TIFF, Thomson Collection, Tafelmusik, Type bookshop, Trinity College, transit pass, TSO
U – Union Station, unicyclists, Upper Canada College, Underpass Park
V – Victorian architecture, viaducts, Victoria College
W – West Queen West, Winter Garden, Winchester Dance Theatre, Wicked
X – Xtra (best LGBTQ weekly in the land)
Y – Ydessa Hendeles, Yorkville, Young People’s Theatre, Young Centre
Z –  Zoomer radio AM740, Znaimer (Moses), Zoo, Zhang Huan sculpture

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