Gladstone Hotel toronto

Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel is one of Toronto’s artsiest places to stay.

Built in 1889, it now houses 37 completely unique rooms all designed by different artists.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

Originally designed in a decorative Romanesque style by Toronto architect G.M. MIller, the modern version of the Gladstone (named for a British Prime Minister) accents glistening wood and raw brick with neon, funky lettering and contemporary art pieces.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

The Gladstone Cowboy elevator constructed in 1907 is one of the oldest in Toronto, a true gem named for an area resident and country musician who eventually came to operate the lift. An operator is still required to this day for the antique.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

Room 411, “Offset” by Toronto artists and architects Heather Dubbeldam and Tania Ursomarzo is a more modern room echoing minimalist Swedish design. Average nightly room rates hover around $300.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

404, “Canadiana,” is one of the most popular rooms, designed by Jenny Francis along with reupholsterers The Big Stuff, meant to encompass the whimsy and nostalgia of Canada in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

The Surreal Gourmet room by Bob Blumer (403) features a microwave, panini press, knives and cutting board, a ton of wine and beer and a selection of foodie DVDs personally curated by Blumer himself.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

Resident artist Bruno Billio designed room 314 to evoke the original feel of the Gladstone, and lives in his own studio on the second floor.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

Rooms are small (around 225 square feet) and common areas are larger to push guests out of their rooms and into communal space, so they might have more unexpected encounters with one another.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

The Gladstone Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day with brunch on the weekends and a late night menu ending at midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

Jerk wings ($15) are brined for days, coated with jerk spices with a little coconut milk so they’re a bit more saucy.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

A vegan and gluten-free Winter Rice Bowl ($14) is packed with brown rice, winter veggies, edamame, cherry tomatoes for pop and a thick tahini dressing.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

A seasonal deconstructed peach cobbler plates frozen peach with cream for a sorbet feel on a handmade granola crust, topped with toasted nuts for a crunchy creamy effect.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

The Burlesque ($15) is based on Glenlivet and port which adds a natural sweetness, with a house honey cinnamon syrup, rhubarb bitters and a silky egg white top.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

Melody Bar across the lobby from the cafe is more lounge-y with drinks, dinner and late-night service only, a reliable spot for live events most nights.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

Even on a Tuesday events like Fela Beat take place, DJs Ace Dillinger and Iammiikey playing Afro Beat and Neo-Soul for a small but enthusiastic knot of dancers.

Gladstone Hotel TorontoBreakfast sammies ($15) are gluten-free, garlicky, spicy longanisa sandwiched between puto buns inspired by Filipino chef Rudy Boquila’s childhood.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

The Robson omelette ($16) is named for the hotel’s original female owner, a heavy 3 organic egg omelette folded over thick slices of local brie with sauteed winter greens and radicchio that add necessary crunch and lift.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

Eggs in Bed ($12) nests two soft-boiled organic eggs in a little winter salad with starchy taro bravas for dipping.

Gladstone Hotel Toronto

Fuel up with a latte ($4) pretty much any time of day at the small side cafe/restaurant here.

Gladstone Hotel TorontoTake a peek at the art here during one of many rotating exhibits always going on at the hotel.

gladstone hotel toronto

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Hector Vasquez

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  • February 24

    Another edition of HMLT & Friends on Saturday, February 24th! Great if you're looking for a place to pre drink before going out for the night. We will be performing some new originals as well as backing KayJay fka Joyia for a mini set as well!

    The event is FREE but STARTS at 8PM SHARP!

    8pm - 9:45

    HMLT & KayJay Collab set

    Got nowhere to go after or haven't seen us in a while? Han...

  • February 27

    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 get cozy with your host Crystal Queer and cohosts Kunterpunt, Barbie Jo Bontomps and...

  • March 2


    Come and bless these beautiful messes.

    Who is destined to dominate?

    Whose shamelessness will sway our judges?



    Hosted by: Keith Cole


    Dawn Whitwell

    David Kraft

    Zyra Lee

    Nookie Galore

    Andrya Duff


    Peter Harte

    Greg Wong


    DJ's: SIGOURNEY B...

  • March 11

    An evening of music, spoken word poetry, comedy and community. Every dollar is going to help those who are finding home - a new home.

    The first in a series of events with all proceeds going to Refugee Support Europe to aid their efforts with a community of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

    Please help us raise money for this fantastic organization to help them do their work and have a grea...

  • March 17

    Theres nothing more powerful than a woman determined to rise, and at our monthly Babes Who Brunch event this saying could not ring truer. While the title sounds like an experience for the most basic, it is anything but, as each event goes way beyond the surface offering a safe space for strong and powerful women to gather together and embrace their vulnerabilities. Think Beyonces Lemonade, inst...

  • March 28

    Another Story Bookshop and Harper Collins Canada present the Toronto Book Launch for:

    That Time I Loved You by Carrianne Leung

    Featuring a reading by Carrianne Leung and conversation with Jael Richardson

    Wednesday, March 28th

    Gladstone Hotel Ballroom - 1214 Queen St West

    Doors open @ 7pm/Event begins @7:30pm

    Free - all welcome

    Access info:

    Entrance and bathroom are wheel...

  • April 18-22

    The Gladstone Hotel's 6th Annual

    Urbanism, Landscape and Contemporary Art Exhibition

    Exhibition Dates: April 18-22, 2018

    Wed April 18: 79pm / Thurs April 19: 11am8pm / Fri April 20: 11am10pm Opening Party 7-10pm / Sat April 21: 10am9pm / Sun April 22: 10am5pm

    Grow Op at Toronto's Gladstone Hotel celebrates its sixth year in the spring of 2018 as an exhibition of art and design that cult...

  • April 22

    Just in time for Spring and Earth Day, the Gladstone Hotel presents Grow Op, a four-day landscape art and design exhibition from April 18-22th. Stop by the Gladstone Flea on Sunday from 10-4 pm to peruse goods from local, ethical, environmentally sustainable makers artisans, then check out over 30 thought-provoking works that respond to environmental responsibility and sustainability, public s...

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