Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

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.
401 Bay Centre
69 Vintage
Good quality vintage clothes in a charming store.
A Marilyn Monroe global city tour
With the upcoming release of My Week with Marilyn, we decided to compile a guide to a worldwide tour of all things Marilyn Monroe.
A Taste of Quebec
Indulge in terroir products from Quebec at this food boutique.
Air Canada Centre
Indulge in Canada's one true love in this super-sized stadium.
Allen Lambert Galleria
Within the office complex of Brookfield Place, there is a six-storey 'Galleria' connecting Bay Street with Heritage Square.
Amber
Amber is the colour between stop and go, a cruel suspension of time as the doorman assesses your assets at the entrance.
Ame
Amirali: Tehran to Toronto In The Mix
Art Gallery of Ontario
The AGO houses the world's largest collection of Canadian art.
Aunties & Uncles
Named after a B-side tune from The Jam, this is the flipside to a sleek business brunch.
Bad Attitude / GUEST BLOGGER
Badlands Vintage
Vintage clothes from the 80s and 90s in a shop decorated with the odd bit of taxidermy.
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.
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.
Barchef
This is the inner-sanctum of Toronto's cocktail culture, where a drink's not a drink, it's 'an experience'.
Bata Shoe Museum
Opened by Sonja Bata of the shoe manufacturing family, this is a charming homage to footwear through the ages.
Bergo Designs
Philippe Starck and Frank Gehry can be found in this 6,000 sq foot design and commercial store.
Betsey Johnson
Fun and funky fashion is the name of the game at Betsey Johnson.
Biff’s Bistro
Great French restaurants are few and far between in the city, but Biff's goes some way to filling that void.
Birk’s Jewellery
Oh, the sparkling, glimmering, beautiful things that can be found at Birk's.
Blowfish
Blowfish has been a word on everyone's lips since it opened here in 2003.
BMO Field
This is home to Toronto F.C. and Canada's first Major League Soccer team.
Body Blitz
If Barbarella wanted the once over, this is where she would come.
Boehmer
If it feels like you're eating in a redeveloped auto garage, that's because you are.
Brant House
Pitching itself as a house party, clubbers come to live it up in the Brant House living room.
Brass Rail
There's a lot of love for the living legend that is the Brass Rail.
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.
Brian Bailey
Elegance. Canadian style.
Bruce Bell Walking Tours
An ex-actor turned historic tour guide, Bruce Bell delivers his Toronto tid-bits with humour and panache.
Buca
If the term hadn't been so abhorrently cheapened, we'd tell you that Buca has the X-Factor...
Burberry
Quintessentially British (originally providers of sturdy outerwear to WW1 British soldiers), Burberry has gone from fashion strength to strength.
Burrito Boyz
You need big hands to get a grip on the stuffed and toasted tortilla parcels sold here.
Butterfly
Plastic fantastic at Butterfly.
C-Pub
Cowboy boots in a Canadian market. Oh, the fun.
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.
Camp 4
One of the most recent fun-size bars to open in this area, Camp 4 is packed to the rafters with young vintage-wearing hipsters.
Canada’s Wonderland
Open May to September, this is Canada's premier theme park.
Canoe
Taking a punt on the Financial District 15 years ago, this pioneering restaurant is still one of the grandest and greatest in the area.

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