Treat Yourself: The Top Places to Get Pampered in the GTA

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Her Majesty’s Pleasure (Image: Instagram/@hermajestyspleasure)

The city is full of spas and salons to treat yourself at but with so many choices, sometimes it can be hard to choose. Vv Magazine’s Kate Dingwall narrows down the best of the best places to get pampered in Toronto and the GTA. 

As we bid adieu to the polar vortex (hopefully), it’s time to break out the high hemlines and summer sandals. Get yourself ready for the warm weather by getting your nails done, hair done, everything did at one of the top spas in Toronto and the GTA. 

Her Majesty’s Pleasure
556 King St. West
You cannot find a more perfect place for a girl’s day out than Her Majesty’s Pleasure. The King West spa, heavily favoured by the Instagram set, is one part cocktail bar, one part spa, one part shop, and one part social locale. Not only do they offer a long list of spa services, including manicures, blow-outs, and body-bronzing, but they have a full cocktail and snack bar to boot. Spend your Sunday at the spa, sipping on bourbon old fashioneds and getting your nails painted.

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Hammam Spa (Image: Instagram/@skinceuticalsca)

Hammam Spa
602 King St. West
Nestled right at the corner of King and Portland, the uber-luxe Hammam Spa boasts steam rooms, body treatments, manicures, pedicures, and massages. Designed to be like an underground grotto, it’s a great way to escape the city without even leaving it. If you purchase a service over $100, you have access to their famous steam room: a traditional Turkish bath ritual involving cool baths and hot steams.

Elmwood Spa
18 Elm St. 
The sprawling Elmwood Spa takes up four floors of a historic building just west of Yonge and north of Dundas. Known for their killer massages, after purchasing a service you have access to their beautiful water installations, including pools, whirlpools, steam rooms and pool-side lounge. Plus, if you’re feeling peckish, you can add a three-course meal to your package for just $29.

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The whirlpool at Elmwood Spa (Image: Instagram/@elmwoodspa)

Pure + Simple
Multiple locations across Toronto
For a quick way to unwind on your lunch break, swing by one of Pure + Simple’s locations. The organic beauty line and full-service spa offers facials and massages using only paraben-free products. Keep an eye out for their deals where you can easily snag a facial for half price.

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Kate Dingwall

Kate Dingwall

Kate Dingwall is a freelance fashion writer and editor. Her work can be seen in publications including Fucking Young!, FLARE, and Yahoo Style. Hobbies include eating her way through the city’s taco shops, road trips and knowing way too much about #Menswear. Find her on Instagram @Kate.Dingwall
Kate Dingwall