Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Ziliotto Design
Gorgeous jersey pieces from a designer who trained at Chanel.
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation
Privately funded contemporary art space...
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.
Winners
Make sure you have plenty of energy to tackle this discount clothing shop.
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.
Windsor Arms
Quietly grand, this handsome sophisticate effortlessly delivers that tricky combination of high-tech modernity and homely warmth.
Westin Harbour Castle
If you're nuts about ice hockey and barmy about baseball, it's a short walk from here to their respective stadiums – the Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre.
Vintage Mix 1
Get into the vintage spirit and search for that something special at Vintage Mix 1.
Vera Wang
Just the name, 'Vera Wang', is enough to conjure up visions of beautiful brides and elegant eveningwear.
Varsity Cinemas
Upmarket multiplex with all the trimmings...
Ultra
A stylish supper club with one of the finest al fresco patios in the city, Ultra has Toronto's coolest cocktail-swillers flocking.
Type Books
An independent bookstore, beloved by all who know it.
Tutti Matti
Real passion imbues the kitchen and the staff – all radiating out of chef and owner Alida's love of all things Italian.
Toronto Harbour Tour
Soak up the sights of the city by water aboard a cruise tour.
Toronto Canoe Tours
Up to 18 paddlers get into a historical Voyageur Canoe to explore Toronto by water.
Top 10 Weekend Getaways for Autumn 2012
TNT Woman/Man
Don't let the surroundings fool you, labels await within.
Tim Hortons
Canada's biggest fast-food chain makes McDonald's and Starbucks look un-enterprising.
Tiffany & Co.
You know you want to take something home in that little Tiffany blue box.
TIFF Bell Lightbox
This is the daddy of all cinemaplexes, with a film gallery, reference library, and an exhibition and performance space to boot.
Thompson Rooftop Bar
Word of warning: at the time of writing you needed to be a hotel guest to gain access, but this stunning rooftop bar boasts a proposal-worthy panorama.
Thompson Hotel
Arriving in 2010 with all the hype and magnetism of the Death Star, the first Canadian outpost of the super-stylised U.S. chain sucked in fashionistas with its force-field.
This is London
An unashamed homage to a Mayfair gentleman's club aesthetic.
The Toronto International Film Festival: A Primer
The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto
Floating nine floors above the busy city streets, The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto offers a relaxing urban retreat replete with treatments for body and mind.
The Senator
This historic diner opened in 1948, and looks like it's been preserved in aspic ever since.
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.
The Refinery
Personal shopping with Wendy.
The Rage
What was the rage then is the rage now. Get your brand new retro here.
The Power Plant
Similarly to the Tate Modern, this former power station has been revamped as a public gallery for contemporary international art.
The Paper Place
All your paper needs can be answered here. You'll probably end up with quite a lot you never knew you needed as well. It's too tempting.
The Ossington
There is the only bar on Ossington that passes the cat-swinging test.
The Metropolitan
The Metropolitan isn't a name that rings bells with the locals because it's in a bit of a blind spot on a residential street.
The Horseshoe Tavern
This live music venue has been going strong since 1947.
The Hg2 Hot Cities List 2012
Ever the purveyors of up-and-coming cities, a new year brings yet another opportunity for Hg2 to publish the annual hot cities list!
The Hazelton
Yorkville's only five-star hotel exudes all the palpable energy of a matinee idol, and clearly relishes the adulation it commands.
The Grilled Cheese
If you ski in Europe, then a hilltop shack devoted to hot cheese isn't so weird.
The Gladstone
If there was ever a hotel with a halo it's the good, green Gladstone.
The Fifth Social Club & Cabin Five
Pleasant country manor house meets raucous nubile crowd in the converted warehouse environs of the Fifth.
The Federal
Beloved by foodies Toronto-wide, The Federal is known for serving incredible brunches and burgers in its petite, exposed-brick space.

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