Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

69 Vintage
Good quality vintage clothes in a charming store.
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
Aunties & Uncles
Named after a B-side tune from The Jam, this is the flipside to a sleek business brunch.
Badlands Vintage
Vintage clothes from the 80s and 90s in a shop decorated with the odd bit of taxidermy.
Barchef
This is the inner-sanctum of Toronto's cocktail culture, where a drink's not a drink, it's 'an experience'.
Bergo Designs
Philippe Starck and Frank Gehry can be found in this 6,000 sq foot design and commercial store.
Blowfish
Blowfish has been a word on everyone's lips since it opened here in 2003.
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.
Brian Bailey
Elegance. Canadian style.
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.
Butterfly
Plastic fantastic at Butterfly.
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.
Canteen
Carte Blanche
Give yourself carte blanche and have a little shopping spree at this boutique.
Century Room
Capturing the best features of the century-old building it's housed in, this lounge/nightclub has played host to celebs like Jude Law and Jamie Foxx.
Champagne & Cupcakes
Dresses only at this boutique. And South Korean lingerie, too.
Chosen
Vintage galore.
Clark & Faria
Work from Canadian and International artists can be purchased at this commercial gallery.
Club V
If you like to dance in the dark then don't come here. One of the most shimmering spots to shimmy in, Club V enjoys the added bonus of all the bonuses of its Yorkville patrons.
CN Tower
Toronto's signature landmark is an iconic national symbol and attracts two million visitors a year.
Colborne Lane
Chef Claudio Aprile is Toronto's answer to Heston Blumenthal, and this is where he performs his molecular gastronomy theatrics.
Courage My Love
A shop as vintage as the wares within.
Criminal Records
A great mishmash of old and new at the retro shop - find your vinyl next to DVDs.
David’s
Get your feet looking fabulous with shoes from the likes of Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin.
Deja vu
A treasure trove for vintage finds.
Design Exchange
Housed within the former Toronto Stock Exchange, this Design Centre and Museum is one of the city's hidden gems.
Diesel
Dolce Social Ballroom
One of the grandest spots in town, Dolce Social Ballroom oozes glitz, glamour and oodles of gold.
Drake General Store
The Drake General Store is not your typical hotel gift shop.
El Convento Rico
This is one of the hottest clubs in town, literally.
Fashion Crimes
Fashion Crimes will have you getting in touch with your inner princess in no time.
Footwork
Eschewing pretty décor, Footwork gets down and dirty with the business of electronic dance.
Hazelton Spa
There's nothing frivolous here, just the tools and science to pamper and perk up an elite clientele.
Holt Renfrew
Whether you want to relax in a spa, chat to the concierge about the theatre, or, well, shop, then Holt Renfrew is definitely the place to go.
Hotel Le Germain
This boutique hotel stands apart from the rest, both physically and stylistically.

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