Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Grayline Bus Tours
This is a hop-on/hop-off open-topped bus tour of the city.
Art Gallery of Ontario
The AGO houses the world's largest collection of Canadian art.
Winners
Make sure you have plenty of energy to tackle this discount clothing shop.
Madison Manor Boutique Hotel
If Anne of Green Gables came to the big city, this is where she'd stay.
Dakota Tavern
It's only been open since 2006, but this live music bar is already a solid gold institution.
Smoke’s Poutinerie
A fast-food franchise that's fabulous for post-drink munchies.
Hockey Hall of Fame
Canadians pour in here by the truckload with the whole family in tow to worship at the altar of ice-hockey...
Royal Ontario Museum
With a collection of six million items, the ROM is the largest natural history and world culture museum in Canada.
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation
Privately funded contemporary art space...
Hippo Tours
The Hippo is a 'unique 40-passenger vessel' that will drive you through the streets of Toronto and keep you afloat in Lake Ontario (while you're drowning in public humiliation).
City Hall & Phillips Sq.
Acting as both a courthouse and a symbol for the city, City Hall is a must-do on any visitor's itinerary.
Red Bull 381
A nifty little space up a staircase and through an illuminated covered bridge, this is a Red Bull-sponsored art platform.
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.
Lululemon Athletica
Canadian brand for athletic-stroke-casual wear and yoga paraphernalia.
Red Tea Box
This odd little shop is for total tea enthusiasts (and anyone who likes cake).
Rua Vang Golden Turtle
Pho-get about the competition, this is where in-the-know Torontonians get their noodle soup fix.
LeVack Block
On a street heavily peppered with bars, this is the hot chili - and it's all down to the dance floor.
Badlands Vintage
Vintage clothes from the 80s and 90s in a shop decorated with the odd bit of taxidermy.
Vintage Mix 1
Get into the vintage spirit and search for that something special at Vintage Mix 1.
Bruce Bell Walking Tours
An ex-actor turned historic tour guide, Bruce Bell delivers his Toronto tid-bits with humour and panache.
Allen Lambert Galleria
Within the office complex of Brookfield Place, there is a six-storey 'Galleria' connecting Bay Street with Heritage Square.
Bata Shoe Museum
Opened by Sonja Bata of the shoe manufacturing family, this is a charming homage to footwear through the ages.
Type Books
An independent bookstore, beloved by all who know it.
The Grilled Cheese
If you ski in Europe, then a hilltop shack devoted to hot cheese isn't so weird.
Gooderham Building
This thin wedge of a red-brick building is a Toronto landmark.
A Taste of Quebec
Indulge in terroir products from Quebec at this food boutique.
George Street Diner
A comfort food diner with plenty of Irish charm; just what you need to soak up the booze.
Tim Hortons
Canada's biggest fast-food chain makes McDonald's and Starbucks look un-enterprising.
CN Tower
Toronto's signature landmark is an iconic national symbol and attracts two million visitors a year.
Gardiner Museum
Canada's only museum dedicated entirely to ceramics, the Gardiner is compact, intimate and easily explored.
BMO Field
This is home to Toronto F.C. and Canada's first Major League Soccer team.
Canada’s Wonderland
Open May to September, this is Canada's premier theme park.
Design Exchange
Housed within the former Toronto Stock Exchange, this Design Centre and Museum is one of the city's hidden gems.
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.
Reposado
'Tonight: Crap margaritas, bad service, stale tunes and the ugliest half-Asians on Ossington. Kapow!' So reads the chalkboard outside.
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.

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