Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

SOMA
Museum of Contemp. Art
House of Vintage
A vintage shop with outposts on both sides of the Atlantic.
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation
Privately funded contemporary art space...
Royal Ontario Museum
With a collection of six million items, the ROM is the largest natural history and world culture museum in Canada.
Butterfly
Plastic fantastic at Butterfly.
Red Bull 381
A nifty little space up a staircase and through an illuminated covered bridge, this is a Red Bull-sponsored art platform.
Rotate This
Vinyl forever, baby.
Aunties & Uncles
Named after a B-side tune from The Jam, this is the flipside to a sleek business brunch.
Sweaty Betty’s
This cluttered nook attracts a misfit parade of artsy, bookish types of unannounced sexuality and longhaired tattooed folk of indeterminate age.
Vintage Mix 1
Get into the vintage spirit and search for that something special at Vintage Mix 1.
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.
Badlands Vintage
Vintage clothes from the 80s and 90s in a shop decorated with the odd bit of taxidermy.
Deja vu
A treasure trove for vintage finds.
King of Kensington
Although the name is far from modest, 'King of Kensington' is fast becoming a favourite on Kensington Avenue with 40 years of vintage on offer.
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.
CN Tower
Toronto's signature landmark is an iconic national symbol and attracts two million visitors a year.
The Horseshoe Tavern
This live music venue has been going strong since 1947.
Courage My Love
A shop as vintage as the wares within.
Design Exchange
Housed within the former Toronto Stock Exchange, this Design Centre and Museum is one of the city's hidden gems.
TIFF Bell Lightbox
This is the daddy of all cinemaplexes, with a film gallery, reference library, and an exhibition and performance space to boot.
Reposado
'Tonight: Crap margaritas, bad service, stale tunes and the ugliest half-Asians on Ossington. Kapow!' So reads the chalkboard outside.
Footwork
Eschewing pretty décor, Footwork gets down and dirty with the business of electronic dance.
Canteen
Kiehl’s

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