Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Canon Theatre
A stunning 2,295-seat theatre set in an impeccably restored historic building.
Design Exchange
Housed within the former Toronto Stock Exchange, this Design Centre and Museum is one of the city's hidden gems.
Soulpepper Theatre Company
An artist-founded, classical repertory theatre company in the historic environs of the Distillery District.
The Eaton Centre
With 230 shops and an art piece featuring a flock of life-sized Canada geese flying through the atrium, this mall is definitely a shopping stop.
Gardiner Museum
Canada's only museum dedicated entirely to ceramics, the Gardiner is compact, intimate and easily explored.
Nicolas
Vera Wang
Just the name, 'Vera Wang', is enough to conjure up visions of beautiful brides and elegant eveningwear.
Brian Bailey
Elegance. Canadian style.
Pusateri’s
This fine foods emporium attracts the custom of the cash-flash, loafer-wearing brigade.
The Fifth Social Club & Cabin Five
Pleasant country manor house meets raucous nubile crowd in the converted warehouse environs of the Fifth.
The Roof Lounge
Locals love this petite bar for its classic feel; old-world Europeans will like it for its uninterrupted view of the city.
Muzik
Set under the dome of the former Horticultural Building of Toronto's Exhibition Place, Muzik continues to nurture Toronto's most exotic-looking specimens.
Reservoir Lounge
This intimate swing, jazz and jump blues bar in the Old Town is as unpretentious and laid-back as it should be.
Windsor Arms
Quietly grand, this handsome sophisticate effortlessly delivers that tricky combination of high-tech modernity and homely warmth.
Escada
Casual and couture co-ordination awaits at Escada.
Stillwater at the Hyatt
Steady stream of corporate clients ready for a good slathering...
Cartier
Cartier is almost synonymous with luxury.
GreenShag
GreenShag is where the innovative meets conservative. The result is fantastic men's clothes.
Harbourfront Centre
This is an internationally-recognised Canadian Yachting Association.
Casa Loma
Medieval-style castle in midtown Toronto was the whimsical dream of a man with the Midas touch.
Lileo
The price tag might be significant at this luxe emporium, but there's a juice bar.
St. Lawrence Market
Torontonians are fiercely proud of this building - it's one of their oldest (built in 1851 and based on architectural plans for London's Victoria Station), and houses one of the world's best food markets.
La Perla
Burberry
Quintessentially British (originally providers of sturdy outerwear to WW1 British soldiers), Burberry has gone from fashion strength to strength.
Windsor Arms Spa
What's posh? I'll tell you what: a fireplace next to your swimming pool. The Windsor Arms Hotel ups the ante with its two-floor relaxation haven.
Wooden Sticks
Just over an hour north of the city, the course here consists of signature holes from famous courses, such as Augusta and St. Andrews.
Toronto Harbour Tour
Soak up the sights of the city by water aboard a cruise tour.
Hammam
If grottos conjure up childhood notions of overpowering stench and hairy trolls, Hammam Spa should help to put those nightmares to rest.
Body Blitz
If Barbarella wanted the once over, this is where she would come.
Sephora
A makeup mecca. Definitely worth a pilgrimage to.
Prada
Trust the chic Italians to give us such an entrancing fashion house.
Louis Vuitton
Kiehl’s
Hermès
Gucci
Chanel
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s first boutique, atelier showroom and apartment was at no. 31 rue Cambon, a now iconic address and the location of the Paris flagship store.
Le Select Bistro
Two Parisians came, saw and created a traditional French bistro where there was none (when it comes to this cuisine, Toronto will never likely threaten Montreal's crown).
Sotto Sotto
Mamma bustles around this Yorkville treasure with no airs or graces, yet her secret sauces are the stuff of dreams.
Scaramouche
As one of Toronto's most reputable restaurants, expectations run high, not least because of its famed 'view'.
Lucien
If you are looking for real Russian cuisine, then look no further than increasingly popular Lucien.

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