Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Grayline Bus Tours
This is a hop-on/hop-off open-topped bus tour of the city.
The Bay Queen Street
An impressive history lies behind this shopping powerhouse.
Royal Alexandra Theatre
Having opened in 1907 without any conversions since, 'The Royal Alex' is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
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.
Four Seasons Centre
Canada's first and only purpose-built opera house is home to both the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada.
Air Canada Centre
Indulge in Canada's one true love in this super-sized stadium.
Art Gallery of Ontario
The AGO houses the world's largest collection of Canadian art.
Shaw Festival Theatre
A thesp-friendly theatre festival that takes place every year at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Fashion Crimes
Fashion Crimes will have you getting in touch with your inner princess in no time.
Winners
Make sure you have plenty of energy to tackle this discount clothing shop.
Ultra
A stylish supper club with one of the finest al fresco patios in the city, Ultra has Toronto's coolest cocktail-swillers flocking.
C-Pub
Cowboy boots in a Canadian market. Oh, the fun.
Madison Manor Boutique Hotel
If Anne of Green Gables came to the big city, this is where she'd stay.
Smoke’s Poutinerie
A fast-food franchise that's fabulous for post-drink munchies.
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.
Dakota Tavern
It's only been open since 2006, but this live music bar is already a solid gold institution.
Nearly Naked
If the name isn't enough of a draw, it stocks lingerie from Chantelle and Princesse Tam-Tam.
Roosevelt Room
Slip down this side alley and slide back into the Old Hollywood of the roaring twenties.
City Hall & Phillips Sq.
Acting as both a courthouse and a symbol for the city, City Hall is a must-do on any visitor's itinerary.
Hippo Tours
The Hippo is a 'unique 40-passenger vessel' that will drive you through the streets of Toronto and keep you afloat in Lake Ontario (while you're drowning in public humiliation).
Royal Ontario Museum
With a collection of six million items, the ROM is the largest natural history and world culture museum in Canada.
Niagara Helicopters
For the ultimate snapshot of the Falls, it's got to be from the air.
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation
Privately funded contemporary art space...
Clark & Faria
Work from Canadian and International artists can be purchased at this commercial gallery.
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...
Massey Hall
The oldest and grandest concert hall in the city, Massey Hall dates back to 1894.
Seventy Seven
This concept store in historic Yorkville is Pink Tartan's flagship.
Princess of Wales Theatre
A 2,000-seat theatre purpose-built by the Mirvish family, the Princess of Wales is steps from their other landmark, 'The Royal Alex', in the heart of the Entertainment District.
Harry Rosen
Men go wild in this luxury department store just for you.
Red Bull 381
A nifty little space up a staircase and through an illuminated covered bridge, this is a Red Bull-sponsored art platform.
Rogers Centre Stadium
The five-level stadium formerly known as the SkyDome is home to Toronto's baseball team, The Blue Jays, and the Toronto Argonauts Football Club.
Rua Vang Golden Turtle
Pho-get about the competition, this is where in-the-know Torontonians get their noodle soup fix.
Brassaii
Gustav Brassaï (note the spelling) was a Hungarian photographer famous for his Parisian cityscapes. Curiously, this establishment chose his name but can't use his correct spelling due to legal reasons.
Lavish & Squalor
Stay caffeinated as you shop in this liefstyle and clothes store.
Lululemon Athletica
Canadian brand for athletic-stroke-casual wear and yoga paraphernalia.
Red Tea Box
This odd little shop is for total tea enthusiasts (and anyone who likes cake).
Distill
Canadian crafts and designs abound in this store.
El Convento Rico
This is one of the hottest clubs in town, literally.
Sky Yard
Like a bona fide A-lister, it's easy to be nice when you're on top of the pile - and this delightfully sassy bar must have vertigo.
LeVack Block
On a street heavily peppered with bars, this is the hot chili - and it's all down to the dance floor.

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