Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Air Canada Centre
Indulge in Canada's one true love in this super-sized stadium.
Shaw Festival Theatre
A thesp-friendly theatre festival that takes place every year at Niagara-on-the-Lake.
C5
If you're in favour of the two birds/one stone philosophy, then you'll like this gastronomic experience within a world-class museum.
The Bay Queen Street
An impressive history lies behind this shopping powerhouse.
C-Pub
Cowboy boots in a Canadian market. Oh, the fun.
Ultra
A stylish supper club with one of the finest al fresco patios in the city, Ultra has Toronto's coolest cocktail-swillers flocking.
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.
Nearly Naked
If the name isn't enough of a draw, it stocks lingerie from Chantelle and Princesse Tam-Tam.
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.
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.
Seventy Seven
This concept store in historic Yorkville is Pink Tartan's flagship.
Massey Hall
The oldest and grandest concert hall in the city, Massey Hall dates back to 1894.
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.
Lavish & Squalor
Stay caffeinated as you shop in this liefstyle and clothes store.
Distill
Canadian crafts and designs abound in this store.
El Convento Rico
This is one of the hottest clubs in town, literally.
Maid of the Mist
You're under two hours from Niagara Falls, so you might as well make the effort, right?
Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres
Once scheduled for demolition, this is the last-surviving Edwardian double-decker theatre in the world.
Panasonic Theatre
The smallest theatre in the Mirvish stable, the Panasonic hosts an eclectic catalogue of shows.
The Ossington
There is the only bar on Ossington that passes the cat-swinging test.
Nyood Bar
Found above the restaurant of the same name, Nyood is a boisterous bar that'll have even the shiest wallflowers up and on the floor.
Made You Look
This jewellery shop is worth every step it takes to get there.
Robber
Clothes, shoes and accessories from American and Canadian designers.
The Drake
This is hands-down the coolest kid in town. Stepping over the threshold into a retro cinema-style foyer, this 19-room boutique hotel ups the ante on every level.
Soulpepper Theatre Company
An artist-founded, classical repertory theatre company in the historic environs of the Distillery District.
Canon Theatre
A stunning 2,295-seat theatre set in an impeccably restored historic building.
Betsey Johnson
Fun and funky fashion is the name of the game at Betsey Johnson.
Roots
Reservoir Lounge
This intimate swing, jazz and jump blues bar in the Old Town is as unpretentious and laid-back as it should be.
The Gladstone
If there was ever a hotel with a halo it's the good, green Gladstone.
Shopgirls
Pop along and try on some 'yoga jeans'.
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.
Harbourfront Centre
This is an internationally-recognised Canadian Yachting Association.
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).
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.

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