The Gladstone Hotel is a very real juxtaposition of old and new – historical landmark and contemporary art scene. This is a place with serious character and a tremendous way for travellers, particularly those from other lands, to begin to understand the local art and culinary culture of Toronto.
Each of the 37 hotel rooms is designed by a different artist. The word “artist” is used broadly here to encompass a number of disciplines and includes visual artists, interior designers, architects and material-based artists. The rooms are based on the artist’s vision while conforming to the needs of the hotel guest.
Definitely in sync with the hotel’s ideals, Chef Michael G. Smith believes that “food should tell a story.” He continues, ”Mine comes from the places I’ve been and the people I’ve met. I think it comes across when you eat what I prepare. It’s the food that I love and believe in.” Words like ‘local’ and ‘sustainable’ matter to him. His is a philosophy that embraces the neighbourhoods of Toronto.
Spinning a cultural mash-up of the best of Toronto’s eats, Smith creates new breakfast and lunch classics like French toast made with his fresh-from-the-oven banana bread drizzled with miso-butterscotch, or a Reuben sandwich topped with his homemade brussel sprout kimchi. Casual dinner fare is re-imagined with a jerk chicken pot pie baked with a curry-spiced Jamaican patty crust, or for your inner locavore, a grilled Cumbrae striploin served with a slow simmered apple cider reduction.
The Gladstone Hotel is one of about 250 restaurants that celebrate Food Day across Canada. Contact them at the number below to reserve a table.
The Gladstone Hotel est l’un des 250 restaurants à travers tout le Canada qui participent au Journée des terroirs. Contactez The Gladstone directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre réservation.
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West,
T: 416 531 4635