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8 Things That Prove Toronto Is the Coolest City

“When did Toronto get so cool?” That’s the question BBC Travel posed recently, wondering when this Canadian city became the cultural epicenter it suddenly seems to be. The truth is, Toronto has been cool for a long time. It’s just that Toronto never talks about how cool Toronto is. But with its indie cafes and artsy bars, with every street corner bearing some tasty morsel or micro-roasted espresso, and with independent fashion labels, rooftop restaurants, and a bar that serves brunch with a side of death metal, the truth is that Toronto has a bit of everything.

Want to plan a visit to this un-self-consciously cool city? Here are eight picks to get you started.

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