From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, here are some ways to pamper yourself in Toronto’s hippest neighborhood.
You know what a pub crawl is, but have you ever done a self-care crawl? If there’s anything the past few years have taught us, it’s that self-care is vital. With slow, intentional, and even gentle lifestyles spilling over into social spheres, we’ve crafted the ultimate Toronto self-care itinerary so you can pamper yourself with ease and luxury. The Bloor-Yorkville area has everything you need in one great location, whatever your needs and desires, whether it’s getting ready and pampered for an exciting evening ahead, indulging in some me time or some down time with your best friends or even being a little impulsive and changing your look.
Take a day (or four) for you and your loved ones to be pampered from head to toe with these four itineraries, including some of Bloor-Yorkville’s most beloved spots for beauty and wellness.
A romantic date
Spa at the Windsor Arms, 18 rue Saint-Thomas.
Ax & Hatchet Grooming Club, 101 Yorkville Ave #12B
Fiorio Cumberland, 136 Cumberland Street
Elevate your usual get-together and make it a full day with Bloor-Yorkville. Located on the fourth and fifth floors of the Windsor Arms Hotel, the Windsor Arms Hotel Spa is the perfect place to start. Indulge in relaxation, from the firming seaweed wrap and personalized facials to their de-stressing Swedish massage for couples and more. Stunning city views and gorgeous natural light make this the perfect post-spa selfie shot, so you can make it Instagram official. All you have to do is prepare dinner with the help of Ax and Hatchet– where they’ll (literally) line you up and even help you maintain your beard – and Fiorio Cumberland– where deep conditioning treatments and breakouts are a treat. What is better? You won’t have to venture too far as you can also indulge in some of the the best food in town in Bloor-Yorkville.
Majesty’s Pleasure, 102 Yorkville Avenue Unit 5
Winks Lashes Store, 89 Bloor Street West #200
Caudalie, 17 Hazelton Avenue
The girls just want to have fun and, well, please each other before heading to town to please each other again. Set the mood for a day (and night) of fun with all your girls and friends right in the heart of Bloor-Yorkville. Start the day by meeting at Majesty’s Pleasure thermal bar. Treat yourself to a personalized manicure of your choice and, weather permitting, a glamorous facial. Then head to Winks Lashes Shop to prep and prep your lashes and brows, whether that’s with a lash lift and tint paired with brow shaping and lamination or go for a set of glam lash extensions. Eyelash and eyebrow technicians and Winks, like Azi, will guide you through the best look for your face shape and lifestyle before carefully delivering impeccable service and results. End your afternoon at Caudalie, a French-inspired boutique spa, with luxurious body treatment, like the crushed Cabernet scrub (yes, that Cabernet) or a vine body wrap. Each treatment is created with your concerns and relaxation in mind and uses only clean, effective and long-lasting products. You’ll all be ready to face the evening feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Looking for a change
LEONETTI+co show, 114 Cumberland Street, Suite 201
Spa at the Four Seasons60 Yorkville Ave.
Dew Lounge, 68 rue Scollard
We’ve all been there, whether it’s because you’re finally getting out to enjoy the city again or just because you want to change up your look for the upcoming season. The best way to enter into self-love is to take care of yourself. Start with new locks at LEONETTI+co. Founded by an online beauty and media expert Salvatore Leonetti, you’re sure to get pro-approved advice and recommendations on any new look you’re looking for. Continue your day with a little inner zen by indulging in services tailored to the physical body, such as hair treatments and manicure-pedicure combos, to holistic mind-body treatments, such as a massage followed by a psychic reading Spa at the Four Seasons. Finally, get dolled up for no reason other than because you can. Reserve time to Dew Lounge to get a bespoke makeup and glamor session, all you have to do is put on your best outfit before heading to Yorkville’s many bars and restaurants (alone or with a friend).
Park Hyatt’s Stillwater Spa, 4 Avenue Rd.
Haartek FairManulife Centre, 55 Bloor Street West.
single player860 Yonge Street
Nothing says resetting and refreshing for the fall season like a day all about you. Start your day fresh Park Hyatt’s Stillwater Spa for a personalized body treatment, organized by your RMT. Most body treatments begin with a scrub and hydration session followed by a relaxing massage. What not to like? All products used during your services are aromatherapeutic and made with good-for-you ingredients, so they will help soothe, uplift or energize your mind and spirit just as much as they treat your skin and muscles. And just in case you want to take the spa home, you can purchase a selection of spa products. Follow your morning of relaxation with hand, foot and nail treatments and a fresh wax at Haartek Fair before getting cut, colored, treated and styled to single player. Say goodbye to all stress and hello to a new, improved and relaxed you!
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