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Founder and owner Celine Tadrissi is offering a beautiful new way to escape city living with The Hammam Spa by Céla at Bayview Village Shopping Centre.HAOCHUN ZHANG/Handout

The Hammam Spa has been a temple of relaxation on Toronto’s King Street West for nearly 15 years. Now, founder and owner Celine Tadrissi is bringing her expertise north to the city’s Bayview Village Shopping Centre, offering a beautiful new way to escape city living. The Hammam Spa by Céla is a 13,000-square-foot space spread out over two storeys that includes 26 treatment rooms, a tea lounge and, of course, its signature steam room. The decor is an ode to traditional hammams and Turkish baths while incorporating Canadian imagery, a personal touch from Tadrissi.

On the menu are the popular Turkish bath and body treatments, which employ products by Céla, the in-house skin-care line made using Canadian botanicals (the Hammam Spa has been rebranded to include Céla in its name). As a designated SkinCeuticals flagship, Hammam offers facials and peels using its professional products. Massages, manicures, pedicures and waxing complete the services, which Tadrissi explains go beyond occasional indulgence. “Hammam was always meant to be not just a treat but a full wellness ritual,” she says.

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Offering dermal fillers, Botox, laser treatments and more is an evolution that Tadrissi says was inspired by her clients.HAOCHUN ZHANG

Hammam has also expanded its roster of aesthetic experts with the addition of cosmetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Rice, who brings with him in-demand medical aesthetic services such as dermal fillers, Botox, laser treatments and more. Offering these services is an evolution that Tadrissi says was inspired by her clients, who were looking to elevate their medical treatments into a spa day. “We both had the same philosophy of taking it to a different level in a very sophisticated and proper medical manner,” Rice says of the partnership. “It’s nice to bring everything under one roof,” Tadrissi says.

Hammam Spa by Céla, Bayview Village, 2901 Bayview Ave., Toronto, 416-366-4772,

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