Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

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.
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.
Royal Alexandra Theatre
Having opened in 1907 without any conversions since, 'The Royal Alex' is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
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.
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.
For Your Eyes Only
Not just for your eyes only, but for your hands, too.
This is London
An unashamed homage to a Mayfair gentleman's club aesthetic.
Hugo Boss
Bergo Designs
Philippe Starck and Frank Gehry can be found in this 6,000 sq foot design and commercial store.
Tiffany & Co.
You know you want to take something home in that little Tiffany blue box.
Le Germain Maple Leaf Sq.
Nothing here immediately indicates that you're staying just a stone's throw from a hockey and basketball stadium - other than the puck and ball shapes on the carpet.
Birk’s Jewellery
Oh, the sparkling, glimmering, beautiful things that can be found at Birk's.
Coach
Luxury leather from this American design house.
Ziliotto Design
Gorgeous jersey pieces from a designer who trained at Chanel.
Brass Rail
There's a lot of love for the living legend that is the Brass Rail.
Girl Friday
Clothes for a woman with style, and a budget.
National Helicopters Inc.
The perfect way to take in Toronto and its must-see sights.
Nadege
Former pastry chef at London's Yauatcha, Hakkasan and The Ivy, Nadege has the experience and the heritage (she's French) to know a good croissant from a bad one.
Roy Thomson Hall
Home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir...
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.
Consort Bar
If you want a quiet, grown-up drink, with no nubile distractions or threat of impromptu dancing, then sashay right in here my friend.
MaxMara
Maison Mercer
Fame-seekers and fashion victims crowd into the sumptuous environs of Maison Mercer to see and be seen.
Barchef
This is the inner-sanctum of Toronto's cocktail culture, where a drink's not a drink, it's 'an experience'.
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.
David’s
Get your feet looking fabulous with shoes from the likes of Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin.
Spice Route
Not only does Spice Route have a hot location on ultra-cool King Street West, it's easily the most exotic-looking venue on the strip: plumes of fire, wood and lots of foliage.
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.
Nicolas
Brian Bailey
Elegance. Canadian style.
Pusateri’s
This fine foods emporium attracts the custom of the cash-flash, loafer-wearing brigade.
Vera Wang
Just the name, 'Vera Wang', is enough to conjure up visions of beautiful brides and elegant eveningwear.
Cartier
Cartier is almost synonymous with luxury.
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.
Escada
Casual and couture co-ordination awaits at Escada.
GreenShag
GreenShag is where the innovative meets conservative. The result is fantastic men's clothes.
Lileo
The price tag might be significant at this luxe emporium, but there's a juice bar.
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.
Prada
Trust the chic Italians to give us such an entrancing fashion house.

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