Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


The Commonwealth on Camera
Last Minute Diamond Jubilee Getaways
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).
There aren't enough adjectives, Italian or otherwise, to describe how delectable the food is here - though it's easily encapsulated in a kissing-of-fingertips gesture.
Sotto Sotto
Mamma bustles around this Yorkville treasure with no airs or graces, yet her secret sauces are the stuff of dreams.
Scarpetta Toronto
If the Thompson Hotel is Toronto's shiny new box, then Scarpetta is the jewel inside.
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.
After suffering a fire in 2006, this Yorkville legend rose like a phoenix to re-embrace its coterie the following year.
Who wants molecular gastronomy for dinner every night? Not culinary wizard Claudio 'Colborne Lane' Aprile, who went and opened this more affordable, less showy second venture.
Pizzeria Libretto
When it comes to praising this pizza place at the top of the 'Ossington Strip', all Torontonians are singing the same tune.
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Being tucked away in the residential development of Liberty Village and with a train track running outside its window, this isn't the most alluring of locations.
If you are looking for real Russian cuisine, then look no further than increasingly popular Lucien.
A genius 'celebrity' chef and a discreet, informal restaurant experience are rarely peas in the proverbial pod.
A treasure chest filled with a cornucopia of sea-faring delights, this pearl of a seafood restaurant is as much about what you see as what you get.
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.
Conceived as merely the kitchen for Kennedy's catering business (which he runs alongside various restaurants), loyal fans demanded breakfast, lunch and now dinner here.
Foxley was one of the first restaurants to take a gamble on what is now coined as the 'Ossington Strip'.
Colborne Lane
Chef Claudio Aprile is Toronto's answer to Heston Blumenthal, and this is where he performs his molecular gastronomy theatrics.
Taking a punt on the Financial District 15 years ago, this pioneering restaurant is still one of the grandest and greatest in the area.
If the term hadn't been so abhorrently cheapened, we'd tell you that Buca has the X-Factor...
If it feels like you're eating in a redeveloped auto garage, that's because you are.
Rugby Roundup – Expatriate Guide
John Allan’s Spa
This men-only grooming club, popular in New York and Chicago, opened in 2011 in the increasingly impressive flagship of The Bay department store on Yonge and Queen.
The Club at Bond Head
36-hole course that has won accolades in Travel & Leisure Golf magazine and Golf Digest.
Glen Abbey Golf Club
This is the first solo-designed course by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, and it's held a record 25 Canadian Open tournaments.
Senzel Limousine
Global Alliance
401 Bay Centre
The Hg2 Hot Cities List 2012
Ever the purveyors of up-and-coming cities, a new year brings yet another opportunity for Hg2 to publish the annual hot cities list!
Hg2 Talks Winter Wear with Style-Passport
As temperatures fall, and with the recent launch of our Toronto guide in mind Hg2 talks winter wear with our friends style-passport.
Hg2’s Top 5 Winter Warmer Drinks
With Winter upon us, Hg2 has scoured the world for the best drinks to warm you up on an icy winter evening.
Hg2 talk Toronto with EatDrinkToronto’s Ally T
She trawls Toronto’s restaurants, cafes, and bars, injecting her reviews with humor and a grounded approach. Hg2 talk Toronto with EatDrinkToronto's Ally T.
A Marilyn Monroe global city tour
With the upcoming release of My Week with Marilyn, we decided to compile a guide to a worldwide tour of all things Marilyn Monroe.
Shangri La hotel, Toronto
Take a look at what's to come in the forthcoming Hg2 Toronto! The Shangri La hotel is definitely set to be one of the city's finest when it opens next year.
Review: The Royal York hotel, Toronto
After opening back in 1929, The Royal York hotel in Toronto has charmed guests time and time again. Here's a review preview from our upcoming Hg2 Toronto.
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