How Sherry Cooper, former chief economist of BMO Financial Group, would spend a perfect Saturday in the Financial District

How Sherry Cooper, former chief economist of BMO Financial Group, would spend a perfect Saturday in the Financial District

How former chief economist of BMO Financial Group, Sherry Cooper would spend a perfect Saturday in the Financial District (Illustration by Adam Cruft)
 

“I’m a morning person. I’m usually up exercising as early as 6 a.m. at the gym at The Ritz-Carlton (181 Wellington St. W., 416-572-8000). My husband, Peter, and I are living there while our Yorkville condo is under construction. It’s the ultimate in assisted living. The spa there is a real treat. They have a whirlpool in which you can lie down. Then I’ll have breakfast—hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, pomegranate seeds and berries—at home with Peter. I’ll maybe do some shopping at Ross Mayer (100 King St. W., 416-932-9282), a fabulous clothing shop. I probably have their silk shirts in every colour. Next I’ll meet a friend for lunch at Reds (77 Adelaide St. W., 416-862-7337). It’s not quiet, but it’s private. I always sit in one of the booths upstairs and have the niçoise salad. They grill the tuna rare, and it’s healthful. I’ll get my hair done by Frank at Tonyc (77 King St. W., 416-943-0909). I’ve been going to him for years. He’s fantastic and has a wonderful personality. My husband sees him too. I’ll go to Polish’d (130 King St. W., 647-748-1713) for my nails. They use this great gel polish called Artistic that lasts for weeks. I change nail colours with the season. For dinner, we’ll go to Aroma (287 King St. W., 416-971-7242). I’ll have the tandoori chicken, Peter will have the lamb, and we’ll share the spicy eggplant dish. Then we’ll go home to bed.”