Turns out you can actually feel Zen and refreshed on King West thanks to this city oasis. The Hammam Spa is the day spa of our dreams. Once you step inside, you'll feel like you've been transported to a luxe palace — and you'll get treated like royalty, too.
Here, you'll find skin, hair and body therapy to make you feel like your best self. Find us in their signature Hammam Rhassoul detoxifying body wrap with clay mined in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. TTYL.
2. The Spa at the Four Seasons
60 Yorkville Ave.
Head to the ninth floor of the Four Seasons Hotel for your own slice of cloud nine. The spa's signature body scrubs and masks like the lime and macadamia scrub will cleanse, soften and leave you smelling like a delicious pie filling for the rest of the day — we're not mad about it.
Check out their new MedSpa with skin enhancing treatments and their state-of-the-art wellness centre (complete with indoor pool), and you'll never hear, "you look tired," again.
3. Spa MyBlend at The Ritz-Carlton
181 Wellington St. W.
Indulge in the city's largest luxury spa: Spa My Blend by Clarins at the iconic, five-star Ritz-Carlton Toronto. This Zen den is 23,000 square feet of pure bliss where signature services get a touch of glamour (champagne, pour moi?).
Take a dip in the aroma-infused vitality pool, namaste all day in the co-ed sanctuary and get the skin care of your dreams with the help of their high-tech LED mask, which deeply stimulates the skin leading to its own powerful self-regeneration.
Recharge, rejuvenate and chill the heck out with personalized treatments and some pretty tasty cucumber-infused water.
4. Elmwood Spa
18 Elm St.
In a historic brick building near the bustling Yonge and Dundas square is the surprising sanctuary of Elmwood Spa. At this downtown day spa you can get treatments like the refreshing Fire and Ice body scrub with peppermint and aloe vera exfoliation followed by a therapeutic massage with hot lava shells, or a personalized facial treatment on your lunch break — don't worry we won't tell, that glow is totally from your computer screen.
5. Guerlain Spa at Hotel X
111 Newfoundland Rd.
The Guerlain Spa located inside the towering Hotel X right on the waterfront is a special treat-du-jour. It's the only Canadian location of the French beauty house, and it is fancy as f–rench.
In need of a massage? Try their multi-sensorial massage rituals that will leave you in a complete state of bliss. Snack on delicate macarons in your plush robe, watch sailboats dance on the lake and wonder, “is this real life?”
6. Miraj Hammam Spa at the Shangri-la Hotel
188 University Ave.
As soon as the elevator doors open onto the fifth floor of Toronto's Shangri-la, it's bye bye city life, hello sanctuary I'm never leaving. Out of all the spas we've been to, the facials here are the best, hands down. I tried their plant-based marine renewal facial. It's a brightening facial that uses natural ingredients and "youth-enhancing" botanicals to enhance stressed out skin (a.k.a. a wellness retreat for your face).
Psst, they also offer a list of packages or "retreats," where you can get multiple services for a set price like the four hour Lost in Luxury which will take you through a personalized massage, oxygenating facial ritual, Miraj mani and pedi for a cool $633.
7. Go Place
3275 Hwy 7 Unit 2, Markham
There's big and then there's Go Place, a new luxury leisure club and spa in Markham. This behemoth is over 68,000-square-feet of wellness, and we're here for it and their seven different types of saunas, from a volcanic rock room to the therapeutic infrared. You can sneak a workout in at their on-site gym, or chill the heck out in the jacuzzis.
General admission for adults is $65.95 and that gives you access to every room. Don't skip out on some sashimi and signature drinks at their stunning restaurant.
8. Touch Massage Bar
451 King St. W.
Touch is described as a "modern lifestyle massage bar." I'm not sure what that means exactly, but I would very much like to make frequent massages here part of my lifestyle, especially since it moonlights as a café and wine bar. The vibes are bohemian beachy with warm, sandy tones; calming textures; and décor we're immediately pinning to our Pinterest board.
Registered massage therapists provide a variety of services that range from a 25 minute foot massage to an 80 minute lymphatic drainage jet lag cure.
9. Formula Fig
50 Ossington Ave.
Not going to lie, when this glossy, green-tiled rowhouse opened on Ossington last year, we thought it was a sexy new café. But, instead of croissants we found the secret weapon to gorgeous skin all year round: Formula Fig's high-tech facials. Done in as little as 30-minutes, these super facials use a variety of techniques and technology so you can get that glow on-the-go.
We love the Hydrate + Glow facial which uses microdermabrasion, a cooling oxygen serum infusion, LED light therapy and an optional ultrasonic skin slider for the best face wash ever.
10. Spa by Valmont at The Hazelton Hotel
118 Yorkville Ave.
Ouff, we're still dreaming about the soothing hot stone massage we got at the Spa by Valmont, located at the always-chic Hazelton Hotel. After a day of shopping in Yorkville, check yourself into this urban retreat for a massage designed to release toxins and reduce stress. Or, opt for a 120-minute, bougie Essence of Bees facial that nourishes your skin with three different massages and masks using products from, you guessed it, bees.
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11. Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain
This thermal water wonderland is at the top of our relaxation bucket list. Just a two-hour drive north of Toronto and you're transported into tranquillity on 25 acres of natural forest with views of the Niagara Escarpment. Heat up during the colder months in a series of hydrotherapy Scandinavian baths, release endorphins under the Nordic waterfall and digital detox in the heart of nature.
In the warmer months, experience a different kind of bathing on their certified forest bathing trail. A slow, mindful walk through the woods can help reduce stress levels and fatigue by reconnecting with something other than a sidewalk pigeon.
12. Ste. Anne's Spa, Grafton
East of Cobourg, nestled amongst Grafton's rolling countryside, is the peaceful and idyllic Ste. Anne's Spa. Located in a country castle from the 1800s, you'll feel like you've gone back in time, or, at least feel like time has stopped for a little while. Staying in your plush bathrobe all day is heavily encouraged here (most guests wear theirs to dinner). Treat yo' fine self to one or more of their 35 rejuvenating spa treatments, and save time for a dip in the heated all-season pools.
13. 100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake
After a day of winery hopping in Niagara-on-the-lake, wine down at this gorgeous, five-star vintage hotel and spa. The renovated 19th-century canning factory now boasts 122 guest rooms, two restaurants and a sprawling 13,000 square feet sanctuary: The 100 Fountain Spa.
With a heated indoor saltwater pool, fitness centre, hot tub, outdoor pool and hot spring pool, the 100 Fountain is more like a resort. There's an extensive menu of spa services and holistic treatments to choose from, but don't miss out on their signature Beyond Vino Body Wrap, an anti-aging body treatment that uses grapes from Niagara vineyards.
14. HydroSpa Muskoka and the JW Marriott Muskoka
Life is better in cottage country, but it's even better when you're overlooking the serene Lake Rosseau from the private rooftop pool at the luxury HydroSpa Muskoka. Located at the JW Marriott resort, this experience puts the 'ahhhh' in spa.
The treatments are inspired by natural elements like rock and water, and provide a wonderful escape from all of Earth's other, not-so-great elements like email. Their day spa pass ($79) includes access to relaxation lounges with lake views, barrel saunas and outdoor heated pool and hot tub.
15. Millcroft Inn and Spa, Caledon
If you want to leave the city for a self-care retreat in the country, a stay at the Millcroft Inn & Spa could cure a multitude of sins and stress. Located in Caledon, a town with winding horseback riding trails and Schitt's Creek vibes, the Millcroft Inn and its surrounding pond and waterfall feels farther than only an hour's drive from Toronto.
Built in 1881, the Inn has been renovated to preserve its original beauty while making room for new additions like outdoor hot spring pools. Whether you're there for lunch at the spa's fully licensed café, cocooning in a clay body wrap, or just dropping in for a mani, you'll leave feeling balanced and fuller than when you arrived.
16. Langdon Hall Hotel & Spa, Cambridge
Visiting Langdon Hall feels like a retreat to the French countryside from the moment you pull up to the 120-year old mansion. The wellness centre is over 7,500 square feet, and includes a tennis court, a croquet lawn, an indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool and a gym.
You can spend an entire day escaping the world here with a spa menu that runs from facials and pedicures to full-body hot-stone massages and acupuncture or oil treatments. Finish with a drink on the garden patio overlooking the pond.
17. Elora Mill Hotel and Spa, Elora & Fergus
In the storybook village of Elora, atop the breathtaking Elora Gorge is the one-of-a-kind Elora Mill Hotel and Spa. Inside the towering, rustic limestone building, cozy luxury awaits — not to mention one of the best rooftop pools overlooking the gorge's rushing water.
The view from the spa's top floor solarium is spectacular with floor-to-ceiling windows displaying nature in all her beauty. We could spend all day there, sipping our fresh pressed juice and bubbly (yes, at the same time). Better yet, we'll get the mimosa body scrub to hydrate and brighten our skin, thank you very much.
18. Vettä Nordic Spa, Oro-Medonte
Embrace the sauna life at Oro-Medonte's new, Finnish-inspired day spa. Ever feel like there's just not enough time in the day? At Vettä, time is cherished. Whether you're looking for a quiet moment to yourself or a social gathering with your pals, Vettä caters to all the different ways people recharge.
There are designated quiet and social zones, and you can do it all surrounded by nature. Move through the ritual of Finnish hydrotherapy, get a relaxing massage, and eat your heart out at the Finnish-inspired restaurant.
19. Thermëa Spa Village, Whitby
Thermëa hasn't had the best of starts. But we think it has plenty of potential, especially as the sister spa of Quebec's popular Nordik Spa-Nature. This sprawling relaxation station in Whitby has heated outdoor baths, saunas, massage pavilions and a wide array of rejuvenation rituals from the 2000-year-old Nordic tradition of thermotherapy to their Källa flotation pool with tons (literal tons) of epsom salt.