A one-time bo­hemian en­clave turned ex­clu­sive shop­ping and din­ning area.

The site of Toronto’s fa­mous 1960s bo­hemian scene is now a hip dis­trict, home to some of Canada’s most ex­clu­sive shop­ping and din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

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Lod­ing looks like the per­fectly or­ga­nized men’s walk-in closet of your dreams. Step in and sip an espresso while you try on the French bou­tique’s shoes, shirts, belts, and ac­ces­sories. An­other thing that makes shop­ping at Lod­ing so fun: fixed prices. All shoes (and shirts and belts and sweaters…), no mat­ter the style, are the same af­ford­able price. 133 Av­enue Rd., lod­ing.ca


Don’t let the rum­bling un­der your seat scare you—it’s all part of the am­biance of Broth­ers,a nar­row restau­rant sit­u­ated atop the Bay sub­way en­trance. Own­ers Chris White and Jonathan Ni­co­lau are both alumni of pop­u­lar lo­cal Ital­ian chain Ter­roni, but the food here is best clas­si­fied as Mediter­ranean. Stop by for a cof­fee in the morn­ing be­fore full service starts. 1240 Bay St.


Treat your­self to af­ter­noon tea at the Wind­sor Arms, Toronto’s Vic­to­rian bou­tique ho­tel. Set­tle into the French-style lobby room or the pur­ple room— fea­tur­ing its orig­i­nal 1927 fire­place—and en­joy a tra­di­tional light meal of scones, sand­wiches and, of course, a wide se­lec­tion of loose-leaf teas (gluten-free op­tions are avail­able on ad­vance re­quest). 18 St. Thomas St., wind­so­rarmshotel.com


Grab a cof­fee or gelato and take a break in the Vil­lage of Yorkville Park—a col­lec­tion of about a dozen dif­fer­ent land­scapes, in­clud­ing an alder grove, a crab ap­ple or­chard, a herb gar­den and a one-bil­lion-year-old, 650-tonne piece of the Cana­dian Shield. 115 Cum­ber­land St.


A store like Kid­ding Awound cer­tainly stands out in tony Yorkville. Let your hair down af­ter a day of lux­ury shop­ping and check out the col­lec­tion of toys for kids, joke nov­el­ties for adults and a won­der­ful of­fer­ing of clas­sic tin and windup toys. 91 Cum­ber­land St., kid­din­ga­wound.com


Bar Reyna is a cock­tail lounge best known for Her Royal High­ness, a drink that in­cludes vodka, saf­fron and cit­rus, and is served in a brass pineapple gob­let. But it’s also the per­fect place to chill for a late-night snack—es­pe­cially if you can score a spot on the back pa­tio. Try the lamb shank baklava, crispy cala­mari or Le­banese tacos. 158 Cum­ber­land St., bar­reyna.com


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