Come Up to My Room

Get lost in the Gladstone’s annual art takeover Get lost in the Gladstone’s annual art takeover

Every year, as part of the alt-design event Come Up To My Room, the Gladstone Hotel lets artist loose on its quirky rooms and exhibition spaces. This year, they’re taking it even further, filling the entire building with new, site-specific works from a scattershot collection of artists, architects and interior designers: a wall of mounted papier-mâché masks by Toronto’s Annie Tung, a dark… Read more »

Slideshow: the Gladstone Hotel’s weird makeover for Come Up To My Room 2014 Slideshow: the Gladstone Hotel’s weird makeover for Come Up To My Room 2014

Each year, for its annual Come Up To My Room event, the Gladstone Hotel temporarily transforms itself into a kind of art-world funhouse. Many parts of the building, but especially the rooms on the second floor, get sublimely strange makeovers by different designers, and visitors are free to wander through. It’s like exploring a series… Read more »

The Weekender: Come Up To My Room, The Stop’s Beer Garden and four other event... The Weekender: Come Up To My Room, The Stop’s Beer Garden and four other events on our to-do list

Toronto Life online editor talks about the weekend’s top events on The Morning Show 1. COME UP TO MY ROOM (FREE!) Each year, the Gladstone Hotel opens up its rooms and public spaces to artists and designers who dutifully transform them into site-specific art projects. For this tenth anniversary edition of the alt-design event, 40… Read more »

The Weekender: Winterlicious, Come Up To My Room and six other items on our to-d... The Weekender: Winterlicious, Come Up To My Room and six other items on our to-do list

1. WINTERLICIOUS It seems like every culinary event these days has “licious” tacked onto the end, but it’s this semi-annual fest that started it all. Back in the tourism-light days of 2003 (thank SARS, bird flu and 9/11), the city wrangled 36 restaurants into offering up super-affordable prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. It was… Read more »

Come Up to My Room preview: get a sneak peek of the Gladstone Hotel’s annual d... Come Up to My Room preview: get a sneak peek of the Gladstone Hotel’s annual design show

We were lucky enough to get an advance look at some of the work being set up at the Gladstone Hotel for Come Up to My Room. Some of the artists and designers have taken more radical approaches than in previous years, including the erection of huge installation pieces and maybe a little social commentary… Read more »