Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto
Floating nine floors above the busy city streets, The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto offers a relaxing urban retreat replete with treatments for body and mind.
Miraj Hammam Spa
The Moroccan-inspired Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris offers traditional and high-end spa treatments from its location at the Shangri-La Hotel.
Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Positioned between the financial and entertainment districts in Downtown Toronto, the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto is one of the city’s hotel heavyweights.
The Federal
Beloved by foodies Toronto-wide, The Federal is known for serving incredible brunches and burgers in its petite, exposed-brick space.
SOMA
Museum of Contemp. Art
C5
If you're in favour of the two birds/one stone philosophy, then you'll like this gastronomic experience within a world-class museum.
Jonathan + Olivia
Get your Topshop fix here, as well as labels from New York and Paris.
Lilliput Hats
Magnificent millinery from Lilliput. And some pretty super celeb clientele, too.
Ultra
A stylish supper club with one of the finest al fresco patios in the city, Ultra has Toronto's coolest cocktail-swillers flocking.
MoRoCo
This is where the Mad Hatter would throw his tea party in Toronto.
Fashion Crimes
Fashion Crimes will have you getting in touch with your inner princess in no time.
Carte Blanche
Give yourself carte blanche and have a little shopping spree at this boutique.
The Beaconsfield
If you like your bars pretty, this one's picture-perfect.
Jacflash
A multi-label boutique with a clear identity of its own.
Swan’s End Guest House
Toronto Islands: a fun day trip by 10-minute ferry, but stay the night? Torontonians will tell you its madness and can't be done. Actually, not only is it possible, this is possibly the most elegant place to stay in Toronto.
Hazelton Spa
There's nothing frivolous here, just the tools and science to pamper and perk up an elite clientele.
Roosevelt Room
Slip down this side alley and slide back into the Old Hollywood of the roaring twenties.
Amber
Amber is the colour between stop and go, a cruel suspension of time as the doorman assesses your assets at the entrance.
House of Vintage
A vintage shop with outposts on both sides of the Atlantic.
Brant House
Pitching itself as a house party, clubbers come to live it up in the Brant House living room.
Clark & Faria
Work from Canadian and International artists can be purchased at this commercial gallery.
Royal Ontario Museum
With a collection of six million items, the ROM is the largest natural history and world culture museum in Canada.
Silver Falls Vintage
Perfectly preserved vintage fashion.
Bergo Designs
Philippe Starck and Frank Gehry can be found in this 6,000 sq foot design and commercial store.
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation
Privately funded contemporary art space...
The Drake Underground
Found beneath the ever-popular Drake Hotel, this subterranean live music den has the city's brightest young things rocking out til the small hours.
Red Bull 381
A nifty little space up a staircase and through an illuminated covered bridge, this is a Red Bull-sponsored art platform.
The Rage
What was the rage then is the rage now. Get your brand new retro here.
Butterfly
Plastic fantastic at Butterfly.
Le Germain Maple Leaf Sq.
Nothing here immediately indicates that you're staying just a stone's throw from a hockey and basketball stadium - other than the puck and ball shapes on the carpet.
Dolce Social Ballroom
One of the grandest spots in town, Dolce Social Ballroom oozes glitz, glamour and oodles of gold.
69 Vintage
Good quality vintage clothes in a charming store.
Rotate This
Vinyl forever, baby.
Aunties & Uncles
Named after a B-side tune from The Jam, this is the flipside to a sleek business brunch.
Diesel
Milli
Milli's womenswear labels glitter.
Preloved
An eco-boutique with some high octane fans.
El Convento Rico
This is one of the hottest clubs in town, literally.
Thompson Hotel
Arriving in 2010 with all the hype and magnetism of the Death Star, the first Canadian outpost of the super-stylised U.S. chain sucked in fashionistas with its force-field.

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