This Queen West landmark is ready to reopen
After a renovation that started last Spring, Gladstone House announces it will reopen to the public this September.
The historical landmark has been a part of the West Queen West community in Toronto for over 130 years. Formerly known as Gladstone Hotel, the new name takes after the original “Gladstone House” engravings on the stone exterior of the building, according to a press release.
“We’re so excited to welcome the community into the newly renovated Gladstone House and look forward to continuing to tell the story of the hotel’s rich history,” said Les Mallins, Founder & President of Streetcar Developments.
Designed by Elastic Interiors, the large front desk in the hotel’s lobby is replaced by soft seating cushions, a fireplace, and an understated antique check-in desk, according to Les Mallins. The place also features contemporary artwork, restored exposed bricks, and innovative lighting applications.
“Coincidentally, Enrique Mangalindan, one of Elastic’s principals, had his post-grad celebration at the Gladstone years ago, so his passion for the property was very much alive and authentic,” Les Mallins said.
Gladstone House will continue to promote art and culture as its core. Last November, the team took to Instagram, calling all local artists to submit their original artworks. Over 55 selected pieces will be displayed all around the hotel, including the stairwell and the guest rooms.
The hotel will also launch a new art studio, spearheaded by curator Lee Petrie for guests to create their own art.
Gladstone will reopen in the fall with Bistro and Bar offering new food and beverage, along with Melody Bar, home to the Drag Brunch.
Guests can expect “new spaces that are inviting and vibrant, infused with art and places to gather and celebrate,” Les Malins said.
Visit www.gladstonehouse.ca for site visits, event bookings and room reservations.