Afternoon Tea Guide: nine places in Toronto to spend a perfectly civilized afternoon
Bourbon cocktails and bar snacks have their place, but there’s something pleasingly civilized about afternoon tea. The social ritual doesn’t have to feel stodgy. At some of Toronto’s poshest hotels and restaurants, tea sommeliers are curating encyclopedic herbal collections, and big-name chefs are prepping luxe midday spreads stocked with finger sandwiches, tartlets and petit fours. Champagne is optional, but highly recommended.