Meghan Markle’s Fave Toronto Spots
While she may not have been born here, the people of Toronto like to think of Meghan Markle as one of their own. Thanks to her role as Rachel Zane on Suits, the star spent the better part of seven years in the Canadian city and she made it her home. Now, we’ve rounded up her favourite spots. While an invite to the Royal Wedding 2.0 may be out of reach, exploring Toronto through Meghan’s eyes will be almost as good, we promise.
Gee Beauty© instagram.com/geebeautystudioIn 2015, Meghan opened up about her go-to beauty destinations in the city, telling us that Gee Beauty on Roxborough Street in midtown is "amazing for all the creature comforts you want—truth be told, I spend so much time in hair and makeup for work that in my off time I indulge with maintenance and relaxation vs. glam."
Kensington Market© instagram.com/anthony.ln"Kensington Market, a local mecca for all things food and fun, is several blocks of fishmongers, meat purveyors, mom-and-pop veggie stands, juice bars and fantastic hole-in-the-wall restaurants," Meghan told lifestyle site MyDomaine. The pedestrian-only summer market makes for the perfect lazy Sunday outing.
Terroni© instagram.com/terronitoMeghan often gave Terroni, a Toronto institution, her love. Most memorably, she gave the Italian eatery's chilies a shoutout in her Vanity Fair cover story, where she opened up about her relationship with Prince Harry.
Sentaler© GettyBefore Kate Middleton wore a coat by Toronto-based luxe outerwear retailer Sentaler on a Canadian tour, Meghan was often seen wearing the brand. She even donned a Sentaler coat during her first Christmas at Sandringham.
Trinity Bellwoods Park© Steven Ley via FlickrTrinity Bellwoods is a "hipster's paradise," Meghan also told MyDomaine. And of course, the huge park—a favourite among many Torontonians—was the perfect space for the star to walk her dogs, Bogart and Guy.
Bar Isabel© instagram.com/bar_isabelA known foodie, Meghan has also said that she loved dining at Bar Isabel on College Street.
W SkinCare© instagram.com/wskincareOn her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig, the former actress shared that W SkinCare's cold-laser spa on Portland Street is among "her favourites in the world." Gotta stay camera ready, after all.
The Room at Hudson's Bay© instagram.com/hbtheroom"This shop features a bespoke mix of the best niche designers," Meghan told MyDomaine. "It's cutting-edge and classic all at the same time."
Rasa© instagram.com/fooddudesMeghan has said that this Robert Street bar in Harbord Village gives her NYC vibes and is a great spot for a nightcap.
The Narwhal© facebook.com/thenarwhalThe Price Street boutique in Rosedale carries some of Meghan's go-to designers, like Alexander Wang, making it the perfect spot to add to her wardrobe.
Café Boulud© instagram.com/cafebouludtoThe former actress was often spotted at the Four Seasons' French brasserie.