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Gladstone Hotel has been purchased by two developers, Streetcar Developments and Dream Unlimited. The Gladstone hotel was built in 1889 and is Toronto’s oldest continually operating hotel. The beloved boutique art hotel, located between Parkdale and Queen West neighbourhoods, will switch owners later this month on March 31. The new buyers are behind the renovation of The Broadview Hotel, kilometres away on the east end of the city.
Christina Zeidler has been leading the Gladstone for the last 17 years but Zeidler is confident in her choice of new owners. She believes they can lead the staff, chefs and maintain the cultural commitments Gladstone has made to the community. Zeidler believes the new buyers fully understand the historical and cultural significance of the building. The decision to sell was personal according to a post shared on the hotels instagram page. Christina Zeidler plans to move onto other creative projects.
It will be interesting to see what this new ownership means for the Gladstone Hotel -- particularly the unique dining experiences they currently have. The hotel has phenomenal seasonal menus with Executive Chef Brandi Greenwood leading the team. They are also known for their endlessly entertaining and lively drag brunches.
Toronto’s art culture can be found in every aspect of this historic hotel. It took a long time to foster this inclusive and diverse creative environment and the city looks forward to seeing how it continues with the new ownership. We sure know we cannot do without Gladstone’s drag brunches and the innovative ever-changing menus. The Gladstone is a huge part of Toronto food and art culture and we hope their legacy continues.