Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Shaw Festival Theatre
A thesp-friendly theatre festival that takes place every year at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The Bay Queen Street
An impressive history lies behind this shopping powerhouse.
Lilliput Hats
Magnificent millinery from Lilliput. And some pretty super celeb clientele, too.
MoRoCo
This is where the Mad Hatter would throw his tea party in Toronto.
C-Pub
Cowboy boots in a Canadian market. Oh, the fun.
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.
Fashion Crimes
Fashion Crimes will have you getting in touch with your inner princess in no time.
Roosevelt Room
Slip down this side alley and slide back into the Old Hollywood of the roaring twenties.
Cole Haan
From ballet pumps to satchel handbags, Oxfords to sunglasses, Cole Haan kits men and women out in style.
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.
Hazelton Spa
There's nothing frivolous here, just the tools and science to pamper and perk up an elite clientele.
The Beaconsfield
If you like your bars pretty, this one's picture-perfect.
Silver Falls Vintage
Perfectly preserved vintage fashion.
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.
Massey Hall
The oldest and grandest concert hall in the city, Massey Hall dates back to 1894.
Fairmont Royal York
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.
Harry Rosen
Men go wild in this luxury department store just for you.
Dolce Social Ballroom
One of the grandest spots in town, Dolce Social Ballroom oozes glitz, glamour and oodles of gold.
69 Vintage
Good quality vintage clothes in a charming store.
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.
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.
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.
Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres
Once scheduled for demolition, this is the last-surviving Edwardian double-decker theatre in the world.
Maid of the Mist
You're under two hours from Niagara Falls, so you might as well make the effort, right?
Jacobs & Co.
There's a whiff of machismo about this sophisticated meat Mecca in the trendy King Street area.
Panasonic Theatre
The smallest theatre in the Mirvish stable, the Panasonic hosts an eclectic catalogue of shows.
Criminal Records
A great mishmash of old and new at the retro shop - find your vinyl next to DVDs.
Ritz-Carlton Spa
An entire fifth floor (that's 23,000-square-foot) dedicated to your health and wellbeing.
Sydney’s
Nota Bene
This is fail-safe fine-dining: a large creamy room with flattering light and unobtrusive music, a smart-casual dress code and an exquisite menu.
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.
Canon Theatre
A stunning 2,295-seat theatre set in an impeccably restored historic building.
Soulpepper Theatre Company
An artist-founded, classical repertory theatre company in the historic environs of the Distillery District.
Stillwater at the Hyatt
Steady stream of corporate clients ready for a good slathering...
Muzik
Set under the dome of the former Horticultural Building of Toronto's Exhibition Place, Muzik continues to nurture Toronto's most exotic-looking specimens.
Reservoir Lounge
This intimate swing, jazz and jump blues bar in the Old Town is as unpretentious and laid-back as it should be.

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