Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Baldwin Village Inn
On a pretty tree-lined street bursting with eclectic eateries, this inn's proximity to the University, AGO and hospitals means that it attracts some boffin lecturer types.
Shopgirls
Pop along and try on some 'yoga jeans'.
Reposado
'Tonight: Crap margaritas, bad service, stale tunes and the ugliest half-Asians on Ossington. Kapow!' So reads the chalkboard outside.
Burrito Boyz
You need big hands to get a grip on the stuffed and toasted tortilla parcels sold here.
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.
Communist’s Daughter
It's easy to walk straight past this teeny-tiny bar that looks like a thrift store.
Reservoir Lounge
This intimate swing, jazz and jump blues bar in the Old Town is as unpretentious and laid-back as it should be.
Drake General Store
The Drake General Store is not your typical hotel gift shop.
Escada
Casual and couture co-ordination awaits at Escada.
Club V
If you like to dance in the dark then don't come here. One of the most shimmering spots to shimmy in, Club V enjoys the added bonus of all the bonuses of its Yorkville patrons.
The Gladstone
If there was ever a hotel with a halo it's the good, green Gladstone.
Stillwater at the Hyatt
Steady stream of corporate clients ready for a good slathering...
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.
Canteen
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 Canoe Tours
Up to 18 paddlers get into a historical Voyageur Canoe to explore Toronto by water.
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.
Maléna
One of a handful of restaurants in Yorkville's classy catchment area, Maléna hauls in the sophisticates in search of seafood.
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).
Crêpes à GoGo
If you're looking for the authentic folded French snack in Toronto, you can't get better than GoGo's.
The Toronto International Film Festival: A Primer
Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto
More than just a corporate crash pad, the Radisson is a self-proclaimed 'boutique-style' hotel on the Harbourfront - and there is substance to that statement.
Pasta, Paris and DJ SLOK
Electronic music genius DJ Slok, shares his thoughts on pasta, Paris and the DJ game in this quick interview.
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