Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

The Federal
Beloved by foodies Toronto-wide, The Federal is known for serving incredible brunches and burgers in its petite, exposed-brick space.
Jonathan + Olivia
Get your Topshop fix here, as well as labels from New York and Paris.
Shaw Festival Theatre
A thesp-friendly theatre festival that takes place every year at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
m0851
Deliciously soft leather at deliciously affordable prices.
TNT Woman/Man
Don't let the surroundings fool you, labels await within.
Ultra
A stylish supper club with one of the finest al fresco patios in the city, Ultra has Toronto's coolest cocktail-swillers flocking.
C-Pub
Cowboy boots in a Canadian market. Oh, the fun.
Cosmopolitan
Eastern-influenced Zen-boutique hotel in the heart of the business district...
Swan’s End Guest House
Toronto Islands: a fun day trip by 10-minute ferry, but stay the night? Torontonians will tell you its madness and can't be done. Actually, not only is it possible, this is possibly the most elegant place to stay in Toronto.
Spectacle
Whether you're planning on fun in the sun or just chilling with some fiction, Spectacle has all your optical needs covered.
Nearly Naked
If the name isn't enough of a draw, it stocks lingerie from Chantelle and Princesse Tam-Tam.
Cole Haan
From ballet pumps to satchel handbags, Oxfords to sunglasses, Cole Haan kits men and women out in style.
Silver Falls Vintage
Perfectly preserved vintage fashion.
LAB Consignment
Designer delights can be found at this re-sale shop.
Biff’s Bistro
Great French restaurants are few and far between in the city, but Biff's goes some way to filling that void.
Tutti Matti
Real passion imbues the kitchen and the staff – all radiating out of chef and owner Alida's love of all things Italian.
The Drake Underground
Found beneath the ever-popular Drake Hotel, this subterranean live music den has the city's brightest young things rocking out til the small hours.
Seventy Seven
This concept store in historic Yorkville is Pink Tartan's flagship.
The Rage
What was the rage then is the rage now. Get your brand new retro here.
Club Monaco
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The Metropolitan
The Metropolitan isn't a name that rings bells with the locals because it's in a bit of a blind spot on a residential street.
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.
Pravdka Vodka
Pravda - a Slavic word for 'truth' - was the title of the Soviet Union's communist newspaper. This vodka bar on the edge of the business district takes the Russian theme and runs, vaults and flips with it.
Lavish & Squalor
Stay caffeinated as you shop in this liefstyle and clothes store.
69 Vintage
Good quality vintage clothes in a charming store.
Distill
Canadian crafts and designs abound in this store.
Thompson Hotel
Arriving in 2010 with all the hype and magnetism of the Death Star, the first Canadian outpost of the super-stylised U.S. chain sucked in fashionistas with its force-field.
El Convento Rico
This is one of the hottest clubs in town, literally.
Second City
It's spoof and satire from the improvisational comedy enterprise that started in 1959 in Chicago.
Chosen
Vintage galore.
Preloved
An eco-boutique with some high octane fans.
Criminal Records
A great mishmash of old and new at the retro shop - find your vinyl next to DVDs.
The Bra Bar
Multi-label lingerie boutique.
MAC Cosmetics
Every colour, every shade, every brush and accessory you could possibly want can be found at MAC. Whether you're a professional pretender or the real deal, get your make up here.
Over The Rainbow
The jeans from Over The Rainbow will truly send you over the moon.
Pantages
So close to the Eaton Centre you could get there blindfolded, Pantages couldn't be more city-central.
The Ossington
There is the only bar on Ossington that passes the cat-swinging test.
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.
Made You Look
This jewellery shop is worth every step it takes to get there.

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