Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

Amber
Amber is the colour between stop and go, a cruel suspension of time as the doorman assesses your assets at the entrance.
Barchef
This is the inner-sanctum of Toronto's cocktail culture, where a drink's not a drink, it's 'an experience'.
Bergo Designs
Philippe Starck and Frank Gehry can be found in this 6,000 sq foot design and commercial store.
Birk’s Jewellery
Oh, the sparkling, glimmering, beautiful things that can be found at Birk's.
Brant House
Pitching itself as a house party, clubbers come to live it up in the Brant House living room.
Brass Rail
There's a lot of love for the living legend that is the Brass Rail.
Brian Bailey
Elegance. Canadian style.
Burberry
Quintessentially British (originally providers of sturdy outerwear to WW1 British soldiers), Burberry has gone from fashion strength to strength.
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.
Carte Blanche
Give yourself carte blanche and have a little shopping spree at this boutique.
Cartier
Cartier is almost synonymous with luxury.
Chanel
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s first boutique, atelier showroom and apartment was at no. 31 rue Cambon, a now iconic address and the location of the Paris flagship store.
Clark & Faria
Work from Canadian and International artists can be purchased at this commercial gallery.
Club V
If you like to dance in the dark then don't come here. One of the most shimmering spots to shimmy in, Club V enjoys the added bonus of all the bonuses of its Yorkville patrons.
Coach
Luxury leather from this American design house.
Colborne Lane
Chef Claudio Aprile is Toronto's answer to Heston Blumenthal, and this is where he performs his molecular gastronomy theatrics.
Consort Bar
If you want a quiet, grown-up drink, with no nubile distractions or threat of impromptu dancing, then sashay right in here my friend.
Corktown Designs
Corktown Designs specialises in contemporary jewellery.
David’s
Get your feet looking fabulous with shoes from the likes of Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin.
Escada
Casual and couture co-ordination awaits at Escada.
For Your Eyes Only
Not just for your eyes only, but for your hands, too.
Four Seasons Centre
Canada's first and only purpose-built opera house is home to both the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada.
Girl Friday
Clothes for a woman with style, and a budget.
GreenShag
GreenShag is where the innovative meets conservative. The result is fantastic men's clothes.
Gucci
Hermès
Holt Renfrew
Whether you want to relax in a spa, chat to the concierge about the theatre, or, well, shop, then Holt Renfrew is definitely the place to go.
Hugo Boss
I Miss You
Beautiful designer vintage fashion.
Jacflash
A multi-label boutique with a clear identity of its own.
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.
Le Germain Maple Leaf Sq.
Nothing here immediately indicates that you're staying just a stone's throw from a hockey and basketball stadium - other than the puck and ball shapes on the carpet.
Lileo
The price tag might be significant at this luxe emporium, but there's a juice bar.
Louis Vuitton
Maison Mercer
Fame-seekers and fashion victims crowd into the sumptuous environs of Maison Mercer to see and be seen.
MaxMara
Milli
Milli's womenswear labels glitter.
Nadege
Former pastry chef at London's Yauatcha, Hakkasan and The Ivy, Nadege has the experience and the heritage (she's French) to know a good croissant from a bad one.
National Helicopters Inc.
The perfect way to take in Toronto and its must-see sights.
Niagara Helicopters
For the ultimate snapshot of the Falls, it's got to be from the air.

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