Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

The Federal
Beloved by foodies Toronto-wide, The Federal is known for serving incredible brunches and burgers in its petite, exposed-brick space.
SOMA
Rosedale Diner
It's as much about the personality as it is about the food at this upscale eclectic diner...
Jonathan + Olivia
Get your Topshop fix here, as well as labels from New York and Paris.
Shaw Festival Theatre
A thesp-friendly theatre festival that takes place every year at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Ultra
A stylish supper club with one of the finest al fresco patios in the city, Ultra has Toronto's coolest cocktail-swillers flocking.
Saving Grace
This classic brunch spot is the saving grace of its uninspiring locale, bar one or two cute coffee shops.
m0851
Deliciously soft leather at deliciously affordable prices.
C-Pub
Cowboy boots in a Canadian market. Oh, the fun.
Carte Blanche
Give yourself carte blanche and have a little shopping spree at this boutique.
2 Cats
Perfect for those content to order drinks cheek-by-jowl (albeit both chiselled and youthful), this local hangout would be casual if it weren't so darn frenetic.
Cosmopolitan
Eastern-influenced Zen-boutique hotel in the heart of the business district...
Varsity Cinemas
Upmarket multiplex with all the trimmings...
TNT Woman/Man
Don't let the surroundings fool you, labels await within.
Smoke’s Poutinerie
A fast-food franchise that's fabulous for post-drink munchies.
Dakota Tavern
It's only been open since 2006, but this live music bar is already a solid gold institution.
Hugo Boss
Spectacle
Whether you're planning on fun in the sun or just chilling with some fiction, Spectacle has all your optical needs covered.
Jacflash
A multi-label boutique with a clear identity of its own.
Brant House
Pitching itself as a house party, clubbers come to live it up in the Brant House living room.
Nearly Naked
If the name isn't enough of a draw, it stocks lingerie from Chantelle and Princesse Tam-Tam.
Cole Haan
From ballet pumps to satchel handbags, Oxfords to sunglasses, Cole Haan kits men and women out in style.
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.
Balzac’s Coffee
Harking back to a time when French cafés were lousy with literary luminaries, this place offers a slice of Parisian panache with its assortment of organic coffees.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Canadians pour in here by the truckload with the whole family in tow to worship at the altar of ice-hockey...
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.
Silver Falls Vintage
Perfectly preserved vintage fashion.
Biff’s Bistro
Great French restaurants are few and far between in the city, but Biff's goes some way to filling that void.
Clark & Faria
Work from Canadian and International artists can be purchased at this commercial gallery.
Index G B&B
A quirky bed-and-breakfast that's cool, casual and super-creative.
Tutti Matti
Real passion imbues the kitchen and the staff – all radiating out of chef and owner Alida's love of all things Italian.
LAB Consignment
Designer delights can be found at this re-sale shop.
Butterfly
Plastic fantastic at Butterfly.
Seventy Seven
This concept store in historic Yorkville is Pink Tartan's flagship.
Red Bull 381
A nifty little space up a staircase and through an illuminated covered bridge, this is a Red Bull-sponsored art platform.
Club Monaco
The Rage
What was the rage then is the rage now. Get your brand new retro here.
Rua Vang Golden Turtle
Pho-get about the competition, this is where in-the-know Torontonians get their noodle soup fix.
Diesel
Lululemon Athletica
Canadian brand for athletic-stroke-casual wear and yoga paraphernalia.

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