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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.

LUXE SHOP

Last fall, Chanel de­buted a brand new flag­ship in a her­itage build­ing—it’s Canada’s only stand­alone lo­ca­tion for the pres­ti­gious French la­bel. Amidst hushed en­vi­rons of muted hues of black, white and gold, the first level fea­tures four sa­lons dis­play­ing cos­tume jew­ellery, hand­bags, footwear, scarves and watches, while the sec­ond floor fea­tures ready-to-wear cloth­ing. 98 Yorkville Ave., chanel.com

EAT YOUR VEG­GIES

Mak­ing health­ier eat­ing choices doesn’t have to come at the ex­pense of flavour. Not at Planta, at least. Chef David Lee’s plant­based restau­rant serves up dishes like of egg­plant lasagna, co­conut ce­viche, a zuc­chini noo­dle bowl, wa­ter­melon poke and even a car­rot hot dog. 1221 Bay St., plantarestau­rants.com

RE­LAX­ING OA­SIS

The Spa at the Hazel­ton is a sooth­ing sanc­tu­ary for those in need of pam­per­ing. The menu in­cludes treat­ments rang­ing from man­i­cures and pedi­cures to fa­cials to mas­sages and body wraps. There’s a spe­cial menu just for men that in­cludes a gentle­men’s fa­cial, as well as pack­ages for the ul­ti­mate in­dul­gence. 118 Yorkville Ave., the­hazel­ton­ho­tel.com

GREEN SPACE

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-ton piece of the Cana­dian Shield.

115 Cum­ber­land St.

AC­CES­SORIES FOR EV­ERY­ONE

Need a new brief­case, suit­case, or wal­let? Look no fur­ther than Betty Hem­mings Leather­goods, a neigh­bour­hood in­sti­tu­tion known for its well-crafted busi­ness ac­ces­sories, lug­gage and small leather goods from rep­utable brands such as Swaine Adeney Brigg, Hart­mann, Pinei­der, Longchamp and Bel­staff. 162 Cum­ber­land St., bet­ty­hem­mings.com

COZY KNITS

Van­cou­ver-based Black Goat Cash­mere ex­panded its foot­print east when it opened its third store here in 2015 (its two other lo­ca­tions are in B.C.). It car­ries a se­lec­tion of fash­ion­for­ward yet time­less cash­mere pieces for both men and women, in­clud­ing sweaters, cardi­gans, tu­nics and capes, all made with wool sourced from Mon­go­lia. 131 Bloor St. W., black­goat­cash­mere.com

EAST­ERN FLAVOURS

Head to Kasa Moto for con­tem­po­rary Ja­panese fare. The serene, light-filled restau­rant is a des­ti­na­tion for ro­bata-grilled hot and cold small plates like beef tataki or rock shrimp tem­pura. Sushi and sashimi are also on the menu for any­one crav­ing ni­giri or rolls. Of course, there’s sake to go along with your meal, plus cock­tails in­fused with Ja­panese flavours like yuzu and shiso.

115 Yorkville Ave., kasamoto.ca

Chanel

vil­lage of Yorkville Park

Planta

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