Cutting through the Financial District, this street can seem like home to little more than corporate skyscrapers. But delve deeper and you’ll find fine dining, shopping and entertainment destinations, all epitomizing downtown Toronto’s polish.
MUSICAL MONOLITH A bowl of inverted glass encases Roy Thomson Hall, one of Canada’s finest performance stages. Home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the venue also features an eclectic year-round lineup of shows—from classical and contemporary music to comedy, lectures and more—in an acoustically grand setting.
SEA AND STEAK A fixture in Ottawa and Vancouver, The Shore Club now offers its high-end surf and turf in Toronto, too. An interior that evokes the art deco ocean liners of yore sets an elegant tone for indulging in seafood staples, flawless steaks and inventive cocktails.
HUNTER’S DEN Sustainable, farm-fresh ingredients prepared with subtle ingenuity is the ethos of Marben. This decidedly unstuffy restaurant sports copious amounts of reclaimed wood, plus decor touches like mason jars and paintings of animals. The rustic look matches well with a menu rich in seasonal vegetables, artisan-raised meats and fresh fish, all served in a conveniently shareable manner.
URBAN OASIS An urban nightspot with a spa-inspired atmosphere, C Lounge is known for its 2,500-square-foot patio framed by VIP cabanas and lounge chairs, allowing you to unwind in warm weather by the decorative pool or mingle indoors at the bar while sipping one of many premium cocktail options. Top DJs spin on Fridays and Saturdays for your dancing pleasure.
MENSWEAR HAVEN From suits to corduroy, GotStyle has men covered—in Canadian labels like Bustle, office-chic Strellson from Switzerland and more. Alterations are handled on site, and the in-house barbershop offers shaves and other refined treatments. 62 Bathurst St., 416-260-9696; www.gsmen.com.
SWEAT IT ALL OUT The Wellington strip is chock full of dining options—fortunately, Moksha Yoga is an excellent choice for stretching out, post gluttony. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned practitioner, the studio’s convenient drop-in classes aim to instruct and relax. An light-filled interior of exposed brick and gleaming hardwood is sure to inspire serenity.