The Gladstone Hotel, once a stopover hotel for train passengers, was transformed in 2005 into a boutique art hotel, situated in the heart of the vibrant West Queen West art scene at the edge of Parkdale .
They've got 37 rooms each uniquely decorated by local designers. If you want a true Canadian experience, opt for the Canadiana Room, where you'll appreciate details such as the maple leaf motif in the dresser drawers and Canadian authored books in the bookshelf unit.
We found the bed quite comfy. In the closet you'll find real hangers and in the bathroom you'll find nice handmade soaps from nearby Prince Edward County. There's a corkscrew provided in the room as well as wine glasses. There's a flatscreen TV for your viewing pleasure. And earplugs are provided. This comes in handy, considering several rooms overlook the often noisy-until-the-wee-hours, bustling Queen Street West.
There's a charming, old elevator that can take you up to the fourth floor, but you may get impatient waiting for it and opt for the stairs. On the second, third and forth floors you'll find large art galleries with changing exhibitions all year long.
Friendly and helpful concierge. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out at noon. $20 parking fee for reserved parking conveniently located across the street or grab a spot at the nearby grocery store just north of the hotel. They offer free wireless internet, access to the Melody Bar during the day to use as an office space, and great dining options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch on weekends.
Get an intimate dining experience in the Cafe, or opt for a more bustling energetic vibe in the Melody Bar. Service is attentive and the food, with a focus on local, fair trade and organic ingredients, is scrumptious.
Who stays here? Locals who get drunk and hook up after singing karaoke at The Melody Bar; hipster out-of-towners wanting to look the part of the Queen Street West arts scene; and celebrities who want to remain anonymous. "We treat celebrities like regular people and we treat regular people like celebrities."
DISCO. FUNK. SOUL. FEMME. SWEAT. TROPICAL. WARMTH.
Winter Warm-Up Edition
Tropic of Funk is an attempt to reconnect the roots of disco to a more contemporary and experimental sound while being aware of Disco and Funk's underground nature.
Disco was popularised at a time where Black, LatinX, Queers, Femmes, Trans and gender diverse individuals felt the need for a haven. For many of us- we st...
Come Up To My Room returns for it's 15th year Anniversary to pack all four floors of the Gladstone with site-specific, immersive art and design installations over four days January 18 21.
And how do we celebrate Torontos favourite alternative art and design event? With a party, of course! Join us on Saturday night for the opening reception and explore all four floors then drink and dance ...
As a complement to the exhibition Matter, TO DO and the Toronto Society of Architects present an Ideas Forum on the topic a PechaKucha-style event 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, featuring artists and designers from Matter, as well as other practitioners speaking to material transformation and change.
Speakers include Lars and Jason Dressler Brothers Dressler, Joanne Byrne and Jonathan de...
What's it all about?
This workshop will allow women to learn the basics of DJing in a safe and encouraging space. This beginner workshop will go over the first steps of spinning, and use of professional equipment.
Who will be teaching?
Standing out from a sea of generic EDM acts, DJ / Producer Internet Daughterer has been making waves as part of Toronto's Bedroomer collective with her u...
Be a drag with us every Thursday in the Gladstone Melody Bar for the live screening of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Season 3!
New episode at 8pm with untucked a secret show after ! ; Then be a bar-star at Gladstone Karaoke 10pm-2am.
We WILL fill up so get here early! for tasty eats, saucy libations and fabulous banter from your dazzling scrumptious hosts Allysin Chaynes and Champagna Ene...
A new interactive Game Night in the heart of the West End at the Gladstone Hotel. The Melody Bar will be filled with games, comedy, prizes, and best of all drag queens!
Each month we will have a new series of interactive games, comedy and queens to keep the excitement going.
This month, fight the cold and come inside and get cozy with your host Crystal Queer and cohosts Michelle Myers, Jupiter ...
Toronto's own punk grrl meets producer meets rapper meets DJ will be releasing her EP Kali Ma for your enjoyment.
Kali Ma: A record steeped in feminine power, and characterised by milano.s unique, assertive, politically charged and musically intuitive sounds.
myst milano. is a multi-disciplinary artist who came on the Toronto nightlife scene in 2016, providing dancefloors across the downtow...
MIT6 proudly presents 3 of Canada's most hilarious mixed race comedians; Nick Reynoldson, Patrick Hakeem & Adrian Cronk hosted by Jen Sakato.
An assortment of snacks and canapés will be served by Chef Haan Palcu-Chang and will highlight his mixed roots and the multicultural city he grew up in, Toronto. Vegan and Gluten-Free options will be available.
Connecting Urban Makers with Local Farmers
After a wonderful reception last year, the Upper Canada Fibreshed returns with the 2nd Annual LandMADE.
Farm fresh yarns, rovings and fleece will be available from 10 local Fibreshed farmers. Meet the farmers raising sheep, alpaca and goats and pick up local fibres for your next project.
Seasoned fibre lover? Total newbie? Wherever you are on ...
Tinder Tales presents Cupidity. A comedic storytelling show for those of us that Cupid gave up on. We've got an evening of comedy and storytelling on love and love lost that will have you laughing, crying, and maybe even throwing up in your mouth a little bit. Regardless of your relationship status this Valentine's Day, you'll walk out of this show feeling a whole lot better about y...