We know life can get hectic from time to time, and everyone deserves some TLC to feel refreshed and recharged.
Luckily, you don’t even have to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city for a little R&R, as Toronto is full of some seriously amazing spas to unwind at.
From Turkish baths to honey-infused facials, we’ve rounded up 8 of the best spas in Toronto to pamper yourself at.
No strangers to luxury, the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville boasts a spa fit for royalty set on the ninth floor of the building, featuring skyline views, a pool, steam rooms, salon, and various treatments to indulge in. From the luxury queen or king facial to massages using smooth, warm bamboo, you’ll leave feeling completely renewed. They even offer psychic readings and traditional Chinese medicine.
Where: 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto
This traditional Middle Eastern spa specializes in Hammam and Gommage treatments, and is found on the fifth floor of the Shangri-la Hotel. You’ll be transported far away just with the spa’s thoughtful design touches, all inspired by cities like Marrakech, Istanbul, and Paris. Try for a plant-based facial or their vanilla body polish treatment, which will leave you smelling sweet for the rest of the day.
Where: 188 University Ave, Toronto
3. Elmwood Spa
Housed in a historic brick building in the heart of the city, Elmwood Spa is an oasis spanning four floors with two onsite restaurants, a juice bar, hydrotherapy, and 34 treatment rooms. You can easily spend the entire day there with one of their day spa packages, or try one of their specialty massages like the Fire and Ice which incorporates the use of both smooth heated and cooled shells.
Where: 18 Elm St, Toronto
One of the largest luxury spas in the city is found in none-other than the five-star Ritz-Carlton Toronto, with a whopping 23,000 square feet of space that includes a eucalyptus steam room, green tea vitality pool, and relaxing sauna. Spa myBlend by Clarins features a range of treatments from facials to signature body treatments, and you can even enjoy a glass of bubbly at the nail bar.
Where: 181 Wellington St W, Toronto
With locations in the buzzy King West neighbourhood as well as North York, Hammam Spa will transport you to Europe or the Middle East with its warm, well-designed sanctuary of a space. Guests can take advantage of their traditional Turkish baths or relax in their 500-square-foot Hammam steam room before trying one of their skin, hair, or body treatments ranging from detoxifying clay body wraps to the signature Céla Seed to Skin Ritual.
Where: 602 King St W, Toronto / 2901 Bayview Avenue, Unit 132 North York
Located on the fourth floor of lakeside Hotel X, this is the only Canadian location of the french Guerlain Spa. The spa includes 10 treatment rooms, 2 steam rooms, women’s and men’s therapies, and a pre/post treatment lounge to relax in. As for the treatments themselves, you’ll find everything from a lakeside stone massage to a repair and renew treatment which uses the benefits offered by bee products.
Where: 111 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto
7. Body Blitz
Sorry men, this one’s for the girls. Body Blitz is a women’s only spa focusing on hydrotherapies, with two locations in Toronto. You’ll find a heavenly Dead Sea salt pool, eucalyptus steam room, infrared sauna, and a range of treatment offerings.
Where: 471 Adelaide St. West, Toronto / 497 King St. East, Toronto
Found in one of the ritziest neighbourhoods in Toronto, the Spa By Valmont at The Hazelton Hotel in Yorkville serves luxury. Signature facials range from hydrating to firming, or you can get a full head-to-toe pampering with one of their exclusive spa packages. Guests can also take advantage of the fitness facilities, steam room, and indoor saltwater pool during their visit.
Where: 118 Yorkville Ave, Toronto