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Toronto

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.
Miraj Hammam Spa
The Moroccan-inspired Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris offers traditional and high-end spa treatments from its location at the Shangri-La Hotel.
Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Positioned between the financial and entertainment districts in Downtown Toronto, the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto is one of the city’s hotel heavyweights.
The Federal
Beloved by foodies Toronto-wide, The Federal is known for serving incredible brunches and burgers in its petite, exposed-brick space.
SOMA
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.
Shaw Festival Theatre
A thesp-friendly theatre festival that takes place every year at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Air Canada Centre
Indulge in Canada's one true love in this super-sized stadium.
Lilliput Hats
Magnificent millinery from Lilliput. And some pretty super celeb clientele, too.
Museum of Contemp. Art
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.
Grayline Bus Tours
This is a hop-on/hop-off open-topped bus tour of the city.
Art Gallery of Ontario
The AGO houses the world's largest collection of Canadian art.
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.
Rosedale Diner
It's as much about the personality as it is about the food at this upscale eclectic diner...
Jonathan + Olivia
Get your Topshop fix here, as well as labels from New York and Paris.
Caplansky’s
Montreal claims to be the Canadian Mecca of the smoked-meat sandwich, so it caused much kvetching when Zane Caplansky had the chutzpah to make a Toronto version.
C-Pub
Cowboy boots in a Canadian market. Oh, the fun.
One King West
This hotel was once the prestigious Dominion Bank, opened in 1914 using the same architects who designed the magnificent Royal Ontario Museum on Bloor Street.
Carte Blanche
Give yourself carte blanche and have a little shopping spree at this boutique.
Varsity Cinemas
Upmarket multiplex with all the trimmings...
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.
Fashion Crimes
Fashion Crimes will have you getting in touch with your inner princess in no time.
TNT Woman/Man
Don't let the surroundings fool you, labels await within.
South of Temperance
Negotiating your way to the bar during peak times is about as fun as airport security, but currently this after-work spot is hot with the corporate crowd.
MoRoCo
This is where the Mad Hatter would throw his tea party in Toronto.
m0851
Deliciously soft leather at deliciously affordable prices.
Winners
Make sure you have plenty of energy to tackle this discount clothing shop.
Cosmopolitan
Eastern-influenced Zen-boutique hotel in the heart of the business district...
Hilton Garden Inn
If you hadn't seen the brand emblazoned on the outside of the building, you'd swear you were standing in the lobby of a fancy-pants boutique hotel.
Ultra
A stylish supper club with one of the finest al fresco patios in the city, Ultra has Toronto's coolest cocktail-swillers flocking.
Saving Grace
This classic brunch spot is the saving grace of its uninspiring locale, bar one or two cute coffee shops.
Madison Manor Boutique Hotel
If Anne of Green Gables came to the big city, this is where she'd stay.
Roosevelt Room
Slip down this side alley and slide back into the Old Hollywood of the roaring twenties.
Amber
Amber is the colour between stop and go, a cruel suspension of time as the doorman assesses your assets at the entrance.
Brant House
Pitching itself as a house party, clubbers come to live it up in the Brant House living room.
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.
Park Hyatt
Swishing past the fountain courtyard and into the serene environs of the opulent Park Hyatt lobby, there's already that warm-glow-of-an-upgrade feeling.
This is London
An unashamed homage to a Mayfair gentleman's club aesthetic.

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