Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

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Vinyl forever, baby.
Second City
It's spoof and satire from the improvisational comedy enterprise that started in 1959 in Chicago.
Queen And Beaver
If you're pining for an exemplary British roast or a fish and chips fix, proprietor Jamieson Kerr grew up in the U.K. and knows how to do it right.
The Senator
This historic diner opened in 1948, and looks like it's been preserved in aspic ever since.
Brass Rail
There's a lot of love for the living legend that is the Brass Rail.
Chosen
Vintage galore.
Coach
Luxury leather from this American design house.
LeVack Block
On a street heavily peppered with bars, this is the hot chili - and it's all down to the dance floor.
Preloved
An eco-boutique with some high octane fans.
Ziliotto Design
Gorgeous jersey pieces from a designer who trained at Chanel.
Birk’s Jewellery
Oh, the sparkling, glimmering, beautiful things that can be found at Birk's.
Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres
Once scheduled for demolition, this is the last-surviving Edwardian double-decker theatre in the world.
Bruce Bell Walking Tours
An ex-actor turned historic tour guide, Bruce Bell delivers his Toronto tid-bits with humour and panache.
Vintage Mix 1
Get into the vintage spirit and search for that something special at Vintage Mix 1.
Guu Izakaya
An Izakaya is a chaotic Japanese bar and snack-stop that promises a bullet train to inebriation. The crazy Guu chain has been getting around Vancouver, and now it's Toronto's turn.
Badlands Vintage
Vintage clothes from the 80s and 90s in a shop decorated with the odd bit of taxidermy.
Maid of the Mist
You're under two hours from Niagara Falls, so you might as well make the effort, right?
Bata Shoe Museum
Opened by Sonja Bata of the shoe manufacturing family, this is a charming homage to footwear through the ages.
Deja vu
A treasure trove for vintage finds.
King of Kensington
Although the name is far from modest, 'King of Kensington' is fast becoming a favourite on Kensington Avenue with 40 years of vintage on offer.
Roy Thomson Hall
Home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir...
Holt Renfrew
Whether you want to relax in a spa, chat to the concierge about the theatre, or, well, shop, then Holt Renfrew is definitely the place to go.
Consort Bar
If you want a quiet, grown-up drink, with no nubile distractions or threat of impromptu dancing, then sashay right in here my friend.
Jacobs & Co.
There's a whiff of machismo about this sophisticated meat Mecca in the trendy King Street area.
Criminal Records
A great mishmash of old and new at the retro shop - find your vinyl next to DVDs.
Greg’s Ice Cream
Greg's has been Toronto's tastiest ice-cream parlour for 30 years now, and shows no signs of a meltdown.
Panasonic Theatre
The smallest theatre in the Mirvish stable, the Panasonic hosts an eclectic catalogue of shows.
MaxMara
Type Books
An independent bookstore, beloved by all who know it.
Maison Mercer
Fame-seekers and fashion victims crowd into the sumptuous environs of Maison Mercer to see and be seen.
Czehoski
A deli-cum-restaurant/bar, Czehoski packs 'em in with a a wide range of beer on tap and quirky vintage furnishings aplenty.
Sydney’s
Nota Bene
This is fail-safe fine-dining: a large creamy room with flattering light and unobtrusive music, a smart-casual dress code and an exquisite menu.
The Horseshoe Tavern
This live music venue has been going strong since 1947.
Gooderham Building
This thin wedge of a red-brick building is a Toronto landmark.
George Street Diner
A comfort food diner with plenty of Irish charm; just what you need to soak up the booze.
I Miss You
Beautiful designer vintage fashion.
Ritz-Carlton Spa
An entire fifth floor (that's 23,000-square-foot) dedicated to your health and wellbeing.
David’s
Get your feet looking fabulous with shoes from the likes of Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin.
Canon Theatre
A stunning 2,295-seat theatre set in an impeccably restored historic building.

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