Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Art Gallery of Ontario
The AGO houses the world's largest collection of Canadian art.
Museum of Contemp. Art
Shaw Festival Theatre
A thesp-friendly theatre festival that takes place every year at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Royal Alexandra Theatre
Having opened in 1907 without any conversions since, 'The Royal Alex' is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
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.
Varsity Cinemas
Upmarket multiplex with all the trimmings...
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...
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation
Privately funded contemporary art space...
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.
Royal Ontario Museum
With a collection of six million items, the ROM is the largest natural history and world culture museum in Canada.
Clark & Faria
Work from Canadian and International artists can be purchased at this commercial gallery.
Massey Hall
The oldest and grandest concert hall in the city, Massey Hall dates back to 1894.
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.
Red Bull 381
A nifty little space up a staircase and through an illuminated covered bridge, this is a Red Bull-sponsored art platform.
Bata Shoe Museum
Opened by Sonja Bata of the shoe manufacturing family, this is a charming homage to footwear through the ages.
Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres
Once scheduled for demolition, this is the last-surviving Edwardian double-decker theatre in the world.
Allen Lambert Galleria
Within the office complex of Brookfield Place, there is a six-storey 'Galleria' connecting Bay Street with Heritage Square.
The Power Plant
Similarly to the Tate Modern, this former power station has been revamped as a public gallery for contemporary international art.
Panasonic Theatre
The smallest theatre in the Mirvish stable, the Panasonic hosts an eclectic catalogue of shows.
Roy Thomson Hall
Home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir...
CN Tower
Toronto's signature landmark is an iconic national symbol and attracts two million visitors a year.
Gooderham Building
This thin wedge of a red-brick building is a Toronto landmark.
TIFF Bell Lightbox
This is the daddy of all cinemaplexes, with a film gallery, reference library, and an exhibition and performance space to boot.
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.
Gardiner Museum
Canada's only museum dedicated entirely to ceramics, the Gardiner is compact, intimate and easily explored.
Soulpepper Theatre Company
An artist-founded, classical repertory theatre company in the historic environs of the Distillery District.
Casa Loma
Medieval-style castle in midtown Toronto was the whimsical dream of a man with the Midas touch.

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