Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

The Bay Queen Street
An impressive history lies behind this shopping powerhouse.
MoRoCo
This is where the Mad Hatter would throw his tea party in Toronto.
Cosmopolitan
Eastern-influenced Zen-boutique hotel in the heart of the business district...
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.
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.
The Beaconsfield
If you like your bars pretty, this one's picture-perfect.
Hazelton Spa
There's nothing frivolous here, just the tools and science to pamper and perk up an elite clientele.
Cole Haan
From ballet pumps to satchel handbags, Oxfords to sunglasses, Cole Haan kits men and women out in style.
Spectacle
Whether you're planning on fun in the sun or just chilling with some fiction, Spectacle has all your optical needs covered.
Biff’s Bistro
Great French restaurants are few and far between in the city, but Biff's goes some way to filling that void.
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.
Fairmont Royal York
Harry Rosen
Men go wild in this luxury department store just for you.
Westin Harbour Castle
If you're nuts about ice hockey and barmy about baseball, it's a short walk from here to their respective stadiums – the Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre.
Brassaii
Gustav Brassaï (note the spelling) was a Hungarian photographer famous for his Parisian cityscapes. Curiously, this establishment chose his name but can't use his correct spelling due to legal reasons.
Dolce Social Ballroom
One of the grandest spots in town, Dolce Social Ballroom oozes glitz, glamour and oodles of gold.
Le Meridien King Edward
With its distinctive blue awning, revolving door and liveried doorman, Toronto's first luxury hotel still bustles with business 107 years on.
Senses
Jet-fresh celebs who've checked into the Soho Met hotel love this five-star eatery on the hotel's ground floor.
Jacobs & Co.
There's a whiff of machismo about this sophisticated meat Mecca in the trendy King Street area.
Pantages
So close to the Eaton Centre you could get there blindfolded, Pantages couldn't be more city-central.
Ritz-Carlton Spa
An entire fifth floor (that's 23,000-square-foot) dedicated to your health and wellbeing.
Sydney’s
The Eaton Centre
With 230 shops and an art piece featuring a flock of life-sized Canada geese flying through the atrium, this mall is definitely a shopping stop.
Blowfish
Blowfish has been a word on everyone's lips since it opened here in 2003.
Sheraton Centre
It's a daunting experience rolling through the revolving doors and into the hectic hub of this 1,377-room hotel.
Stillwater at the Hyatt
Steady stream of corporate clients ready for a good slathering...
Reservoir Lounge
This intimate swing, jazz and jump blues bar in the Old Town is as unpretentious and laid-back as it should be.
Windsor Arms Spa
What's posh? I'll tell you what: a fireplace next to your swimming pool. The Windsor Arms Hotel ups the ante with its two-floor relaxation haven.
Hammam
If grottos conjure up childhood notions of overpowering stench and hairy trolls, Hammam Spa should help to put those nightmares to rest.
Body Blitz
If Barbarella wanted the once over, this is where she would come.
Sephora
A makeup mecca. Definitely worth a pilgrimage to.
Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto
More than just a corporate crash pad, the Radisson is a self-proclaimed 'boutique-style' hotel on the Harbourfront - and there is substance to that statement.
Splendido
There aren't enough adjectives, Italian or otherwise, to describe how delectable the food is here - though it's easily encapsulated in a kissing-of-fingertips gesture.
Sassafraz
After suffering a fire in 2006, this Yorkville legend rose like a phoenix to re-embrace its coterie the following year.
Lucien
If you are looking for real Russian cuisine, then look no further than increasingly popular Lucien.
Lee
A genius 'celebrity' chef and a discreet, informal restaurant experience are rarely peas in the proverbial pod.
The Club at Bond Head
36-hole course that has won accolades in Travel & Leisure Golf magazine and Golf Digest.
Glen Abbey Golf Club
This is the first solo-designed course by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, and it's held a record 25 Canadian Open tournaments.

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