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The Best Spas in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 3, 2014

spas in TorontoThe best spas in Toronto offer a luxurious escape from day-to-day life, provided you're willing to fork over a healthy amount of cash for that urban getaway. Most of Toronto's top relaxation destinations are situated in high-end hotels studded around the downtown core - suitable, given the luxe surroundings and often-elaborate treatments on the menu.

Whether you're looking for a tension-busting massage, a glow-boosting facial, an exotic 30-ingredient body treatment, or just a really good sweat in a steam room, these spas will serve it up (with a side of herbal tea).

Here are the best spas in Toronto.

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Body Blitz

Body Blitz

This women's only spa, which boasts two locations, sets itself apart through a specialized "water circuit" based around ancient water practices. In addition to a number of treatments (including their signature full-body scrub), visitors can enjoy a gauntlet of pools and saunas (including several Polar Bear-worthy cold-water dips). More »

Hammam Spa

Hammam Spa

The grotto-like Hammam Spa, nestled underground at King and Portland, is set apart by the steam room that gave the spa its name. A visit is $55, or pop in free with any treatment over $100. Their top seller? A one-hour Swedish massage ($140). More »

Elmwood Spa

Elmwood Spa

Spread across four floors, boasting 34 treatment rooms and two restaurants, the 32-year-old Elmwood is a Toronto institution. Bonuses are the complimentary use of the "water therapies" areas (including a whirlpool, steam room, swimming pool) and the $29 three-course lunch you can add on to your treatments. More »

Stillwater Spa

Stillwater Spa

True to its home in the Park Hyatt, Stillwater doesn't skimp on the luxury. Their lengthy list of facials includes a pearl-protein treatment ($365). Packed into their 10,000 square feet are 17 treatment rooms, a couple's treatment area, a lounge, pool, saunas, whirlpools, and a salon. More »

Spa My Blend (Ritz Carlton)

Spa My Blend (Ritz Carlton)

The Ritz-Carlton's spa (which received the lofty title of World's Best Hotel Spa from Travel + Leisure magazine in 2013) got a makeover from French beauty brand Clarins. Rebranded as Spa My Blend, it offers an exclusive line of skin products that can be mixed and matched by the staff to create a custom experience. There's only one other Spa My Blend - in Paris. More »

Four Seasons Spa

Four Seasons Spa

The Four Seasons' spa is spread over 30,000 square feet. The spaciousness amps up the luxurious ambiance (and cuts down on that doctor's waiting room feeling). The personalized feel has earned the spa rave reviews. Sample treatments include a gold plumping facial for $250, or a patchouli-and-hemp infused 'We Are Yorkville' package meant to honour the area's bohemian roots ($420). More »

Miraj Hammam (Shangri La Hotel)

Miraj Hammam (Shangri La Hotel)

The Shangri La sets itself apart from the luxury-spa pack with a full roster of 'Vinotherapie' treatments from luxury skin care line Caudalie (think crushed cabernet body scrubs and reservatrol-based skin products), as well as low- and high-intensity hammam steam room facilities. More »

Sweetgrass Spa

Sweetgrass Spa

Sweetgrass's signature treatments include the Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage ($150 for 60 minutes), a technique which uses the entire forearm, and a 24-karat gold leaf mask ($195). Available amenities at this women's only spa include an ozonated swimming pool and an infrared sauna, as well as catering from George Restaurant. More »

Shizen Spa

Shizen Spa

Shizen's two locations, at the Cosmopolitan and the Pantages, offer a peaceful, minimalist atmosphere tucked into the heart of downtown. The standout on their roster of treatments is the Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusions facial. According to the spa, it's a celebrity favourite. More »

Discussion

10 Comments

David / March 3, 2014 at 03:09 pm
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Another great option in place of these spa's, is an in home spa service - where they bring the spa to you. Spa-in.ca is great - massages, candles, incense, music just like a hotel spa, but in the comfort of your own home. They also do facials, mani-pedi, etc, etc
Youmissedafew / March 3, 2014 at 03:45 pm
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You missed including Steamworks, Spa Excess, and Oak Leaf Steam Bath. Everyone should check them out
Hamish Grant replying to a comment from Youmissedafew / March 3, 2014 at 04:22 pm
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They covered men's spas back in 2007 (could be time for an update though!)

http://www.blogto.com/tno/2007/04/welcome_to_the_bathhouse_a_straight_mans_guide/
BESTOFISVOTEDON / March 3, 2014 at 05:58 pm
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Seriously. BEST OF lists are based on reader votes. Bathhouses are not spas.
bathguy replying to a comment from BESTOFISVOTEDON / March 3, 2014 at 08:54 pm
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and yet.....drum rrrrroll...you can get a facial....
Olivia / March 7, 2014 at 05:38 pm
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I love the four seasons spa. Their hot tub has some super powerful jets plus the pool has underwater music. Very cool. I've been to Sweetgrass once and the staff were rude and horrible.
Natalia / March 30, 2014 at 03:11 pm
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Do not go to Time for nail Spa. They pretend they sterilize instruments, fake or not well enough. After having gel nails there I got Paronychia- bacterial infection around the nail bed with pus on every finger. The pus had to be drained every day and I had to wear band aid on every finger for at least 3 month.
My friend had manicure/pedicure done. They started from pedicure and wanted to use same instrument without any cleaning to do manicure.
Peter / April 10, 2014 at 11:51 am
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Best is to have your spa at home :-) If not permanent one, than at least a portable hot tub. Maybe an inflatable one like here:
http://www.inflatablehottubhq.com/
dialus / April 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm
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It is really great.Thank you so much.
Jillian / July 23, 2014 at 12:16 pm
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Hello, I live in North York and I'm looking for a day spa in North York, Woodbridge, or Thornhill that does RMT massage and also has some kind of complimentary facilities like sauna, hottub, etc. Can you let me know if any exist?

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