Finding luxury in Toronto


The last time I visited Toronto was more than sixteen years ago. Yup, in 1996! I was a student with a backpack and I stayed at a hostel. This Wednesday, I’ll be returning with a few blogger friends to experience the good life, albeit for a few days, in Canada’s largest city. As we explore the city, we hope to find the answers to one question:

“What’s Luxury in Toronto?”

toronto-skyline-night-photoOur trip kicks off with a limousine pick-up at the airport. We’ll be driven to our luxurious accommodation at the brand new Shangri-La Hotel Toronto. A cocktail reception awaits us, after which we’ll be treated to dinner atop the iconic CN Tower – I’m sure the night views of Toronto are phenomenal. In the following days, we’ll scout around the city’s leisure, arts, shopping and culinary scenes to uncover the best that Toronto offers to the discerning traveller. I have the great pleasure of being accompanied by my good friends Abigail King (@insidetravellab), Isabelle Kenis (@isabellestravel) and Sarah Lee (@livesharetravel), all experts in luxury travel.

Follow #LuxuryToronto

Follow us on our trip from 14th – 17th November 2012 on Twitter via the hashtag #LuxuryToronto to learn about everything luxury in this great Canadian city. Should you have any tips on the finer things to do, see and eat in Toronto, don’t hesitate to join in the fun by tweeting about it – don’t forget to include the #LuxuryToronto hashtag – or leave a comment below or on my facebook page.

Note: This campaign is brought to you by iambassador and is sponsored by the Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Toronto and Shangri-La Hotel Toronto. As always opinions are my own.

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5 Responses to “Finding luxury in Toronto”

  1. Keith Jenkins 19/11/2012 4:54 pm

    Thanks Paul! We visited Yorkville as well and popped into some of the shops/boutiques. Very cool district indeed!


  2. Paul Krol 16/11/2012 7:29 pm

    As a fellow Torontonian, make sure you visit Yorkville, which is located near bloor/bay and is probably Canada’s most expensive district.

  3. kensington 15/11/2012 10:11 pm

    Thinking you might love Monk restaurant & lounge at the Templar Hotel in toronto. enjoy your trip!

  4. Julian 14/11/2012 5:11 pm

    I’ve got a trip booked for Toronto, early next year and I can’t wait! Just in gathering information mode at the moment so will keep my eye on your Toronto shenanigans.


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