Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Reposado
'Tonight: Crap margaritas, bad service, stale tunes and the ugliest half-Asians on Ossington. Kapow!' So reads the chalkboard outside.
Baldwin Village Inn
On a pretty tree-lined street bursting with eclectic eateries, this inn's proximity to the University, AGO and hospitals means that it attracts some boffin lecturer types.
Harbourfront Centre
This is an internationally-recognised Canadian Yachting Association.
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.
Canteen
Casa Loma
Medieval-style castle in midtown Toronto was the whimsical dream of a man with the Midas touch.
Toronto Canoe Tours
Up to 18 paddlers get into a historical Voyageur Canoe to explore Toronto by water.
Toronto Harbour Tour
Soak up the sights of the city by water aboard a cruise tour.
The Black Hoof
There's always a stampede for the Black Hoof, so stick on your spurs and get in there early because it doesn't take reservations (or credit cards).
Scaramouche
As one of Toronto's most reputable restaurants, expectations run high, not least because of its famed 'view'.
Rodney’s Oyster House
There's a festival for just about everything in this city, and when it's the crustacean celebration the team at Rodney's gets stuck in to the shucking.
Sassafraz
After suffering a fire in 2006, this Yorkville legend rose like a phoenix to re-embrace its coterie the following year.
L’Unita
Though only a few doors up from its younger, seafood-centred sibling Maléna, the surrounding neighbourhood of posh Yorkville seems to love both these restos in equal measure.
Colborne Lane
Chef Claudio Aprile is Toronto's answer to Heston Blumenthal, and this is where he performs his molecular gastronomy theatrics.
Canoe
Taking a punt on the Financial District 15 years ago, this pioneering restaurant is still one of the grandest and greatest in the area.

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