Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Ziliotto Design
Gorgeous jersey pieces from a designer who trained at Chanel.
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation
Privately funded contemporary art space...
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.
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.
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.
Vera Wang
Just the name, 'Vera Wang', is enough to conjure up visions of beautiful brides and elegant eveningwear.
Tiffany & Co.
You know you want to take something home in that little Tiffany blue box.
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.
This is London
An unashamed homage to a Mayfair gentleman's club aesthetic.
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.
The Power Plant
Similarly to the Tate Modern, this former power station has been revamped as a public gallery for contemporary international art.
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.
The Club at Bond Head
36-hole course that has won accolades in Travel & Leisure Golf magazine and Golf Digest.
The Beaconsfield
If you like your bars pretty, this one's picture-perfect.
The Bay Queen Street
An impressive history lies behind this shopping powerhouse.
Sydney’s
Stillwater at the Hyatt
Steady stream of corporate clients ready for a good slathering...
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.
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.
Spectacle
Whether you're planning on fun in the sun or just chilling with some fiction, Spectacle has all your optical needs covered.
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.
Sheraton Centre
It's a daunting experience rolling through the revolving doors and into the hectic hub of this 1,377-room 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.
Sephora
A makeup mecca. Definitely worth a pilgrimage to.
Senses
Jet-fresh celebs who've checked into the Soho Met hotel love this five-star eatery on the hotel's ground floor.
Scarpetta Toronto
If the Thompson Hotel is Toronto's shiny new box, then Scarpetta is the jewel inside.
Scaramouche
As one of Toronto's most reputable restaurants, expectations run high, not least because of its famed 'view'.
Sassafraz
After suffering a fire in 2006, this Yorkville legend rose like a phoenix to re-embrace its coterie the following year.
Royal Alexandra Theatre
Having opened in 1907 without any conversions since, 'The Royal Alex' is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
Roy Thomson Hall
Home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir...
Rogers Centre Stadium
The five-level stadium formerly known as the SkyDome is home to Toronto's baseball team, The Blue Jays, and the Toronto Argonauts Football Club.
Ritz-Carlton Spa
An entire fifth floor (that's 23,000-square-foot) dedicated to your health and wellbeing.
Reservoir Lounge
This intimate swing, jazz and jump blues bar in the Old Town is as unpretentious and laid-back as it should be.
Real Sports Bar
Much like locating the candy store right next to the kid, a sports bar in Maple Leaf Square - the epicentre of Toronto's sports district - was never going to have difficulty with passing trade.
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.
Pusateri’s
This fine foods emporium attracts the custom of the cash-flash, loafer-wearing brigade.
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.
Prada
Trust the chic Italians to give us such an entrancing fashion house.
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.
Pantages
So close to the Eaton Centre you could get there blindfolded, Pantages couldn't be more city-central.

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