Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Ziliotto Design
Gorgeous jersey pieces from a designer who trained at Chanel.
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.
Windsor Arms
Quietly grand, this handsome sophisticate effortlessly delivers that tricky combination of high-tech modernity and homely warmth.
Vintage Mix 1
Get into the vintage spirit and search for that something special at Vintage Mix 1.
Vera Wang
Just the name, 'Vera Wang', is enough to conjure up visions of beautiful brides and elegant eveningwear.
Type Books
An independent bookstore, beloved by all who know it.
Tutti Matti
Real passion imbues the kitchen and the staff – all radiating out of chef and owner Alida's love of all things Italian.
Toronto Harbour Tour
Soak up the sights of the city by water aboard a cruise tour.
Tiffany & Co.
You know you want to take something home in that little Tiffany blue box.
This is London
An unashamed homage to a Mayfair gentleman's club aesthetic.
The Senator
This historic diner opened in 1948, and looks like it's been preserved in aspic ever since.
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 Horseshoe Tavern
This live music venue has been going strong since 1947.
The Fifth Social Club & Cabin Five
Pleasant country manor house meets raucous nubile crowd in the converted warehouse environs of the Fifth.
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 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.
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...
St. Lawrence Market
Torontonians are fiercely proud of this building - it's one of their oldest (built in 1851 and based on architectural plans for London's Victoria Station), and houses one of the world's best food markets.
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.
Soulpepper Theatre Company
An artist-founded, classical repertory theatre company in the historic environs of the Distillery District.
Sotto Sotto
Mamma bustles around this Yorkville treasure with no airs or graces, yet her secret sauces are the stuff of dreams.
Silver Falls Vintage
Perfectly preserved vintage fashion.
Shaw Festival Theatre
A thesp-friendly theatre festival that takes place every year at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Sephora
A makeup mecca. Definitely worth a pilgrimage to.
Second City
It's spoof and satire from the improvisational comedy enterprise that started in 1959 in Chicago.
Scaramouche
As one of Toronto's most reputable restaurants, expectations run high, not least because of its famed 'view'.
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...
Rotate This
Vinyl forever, baby.
Roosevelt Room
Slip down this side alley and slide back into the Old Hollywood of the roaring twenties.
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.
Red Tea Box
This odd little shop is for total tea enthusiasts (and anyone who likes cake).
Queen And Beaver
If you're pining for an exemplary British roast or a fish and chips fix, proprietor Jamieson Kerr grew up in the U.K. and knows how to do it right.

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