I am one of those people that is addicted to being busy. I need to feel like I’m constantly being productive. If I’m at home, it’s very easy for me to have three screens going (phone, tv and computer) like I do right now, I’m even one of those people who sleeps with the TV on to have the background noise. I find silence a little eerie. So, there is not many times when I just turn off everything, maybe at the occasional yoga class or massage but those are pretty infrequent occasions.
I’m definitely a high tea person, especially if you have read my posts on Mandarin Oriental (Hong Kong) and Le Parloir (Montreal). When I first visited Toronto during the spring break, I decided to look up if there’s any good high tea/afternoon tea in Toronto, because I couldn’t find any in Montreal back then.
Located between Queens Park Avenue and the luxurious Bloor Street, Windsor Arms Hotel is an unexpected little treasure in the fastest growing city in North America. In fact, Toronto is the 4th most populated city on the continent but takes the 2nd spot when it comes to wealth. Elegantly designed skyscrapers are popping like mushrooms as the city shapes itself as a serious business center attracting more and more enterprises from the United States to Asia. Did I mention that Canada has a population of only 40 million?
Recently when my friend Carol, a mother of three adorable young children, was birthday gifted a day at the spa by her husband, I suggested the Spa at the Windsor Arms as our venue. My previous visit to the Windsor Arms, about two years ago was delightful; I had a satisfying massage, a relaxing swim in the salt water pool, and noshed on the most impressive selection of complimentary baked goods (even gluten-free options!) prepared by the hotel kitchen. The spa was also one of the more affordable options, compared to other spas in the city with similar amenities (this has recently changed but more on that later).
If you live in Toronto, chances are you love brunch.
We all love it.
It’s our thing.
Walk past any popular, and even some of the not-so-popular spots Sunday morning – and your likely to see a line-up for brunch.
One such brunch hot spot is The Windsor Arms Hotel.