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The BEST Afternoon Tea in Toronto

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Since Mother’s Day is once again fast-approaching, I thought I would re-share my round-up of the best places for afternoon tea in Toronto. If you’re looking to get a reservation for Mother’s Day – STOP whatever you’re doing and call now! Places book up extra fast and if you can’t get the Sunday, consider meeting on the Saturday instead. Enjoy!

One of my favourite traditions for Mother’s Day is going for afternoon tea in Toronto with my sister and Mom along with Paul and his Mom. It’s a nice way for our parents to get caught up and a fun way to spend the afternoon together. We usually spoil our Moms with a small gift as well – see our 2014 + 2015 + 2016 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Guide. But the point is – our presence together is the present and it’s the small, yet precious moments that we will look back on and cherish.

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Having toured and tasted my way through the tea rooms of Toronto, I proclaim these to be the best places for afternoon tea in the city: (more…)

Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

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After my visit to the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver this past summer I couldn’t wait to finally see what the Toronto property would be like.

It did not disappoint.

The Shangri-La Hotel Toronto opened in September 2012 and is an Asian luxury hotel brand with lots of influences from the Far East. The lobby features large-scale Chinese calligraphy paintings, subtle Asian decor touches and a long glowing fireplace. Don’t miss Zhang Huan’s stainless steel sculpture, Rising – climbing up the side of the building on University Avenue.

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Welcome macarons + a yuzu flavour on the bottom left!

Shangri-La easily has one of the best locations in the city – at the crossroads of the financial and entertainment district and just a quick walk from the Toronto Eaton Centre. The restaurants on Queen and King Street are a streetcar ride away. It’s also next to a subway station, making it easy to get to the shopping and museums in Yorkville. It’s an excellent home base if you’re not planning on renting a car in Toronto for your getaway. You definitely don’t need it if everything on your agenda is happening around the downtown core. (more…)