- Food + Drink
Our new menu items will make you much happier than this guy! With some new veggie items, tasty salads and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’ll be featuring new items on the blog so keep watching out for pictures and details!
We’ll have you happily eating like this guy:
Lost Toronto dug up some hand tinted postcards from 1910 that show off the Melody Bar! (originally from the Chuckman Collection) While so much has changed it’s exciting to see how familiar it is as well. We still have a couple of the chairs with a “G” engraved in the back. And the pillars seem so much more special when you see them back in the day!
On this drizzly day we’re thinking about other things we like to do around town. One of our favorites is checking out great films at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. It’s a beautiful space that features films that are right up our alley. If you’re in town make sure to put it on your to-do list!
Coming up on the schedule is a film called UPSTREAM COLOR. It’s a mindbending new sci-fi thriller from acclaimed writer-director Shane Carruth (Primer) and is one of the most provocative and daring American independent films of the year. Check out the film and a live Skype Q&A with director Shane Carruth at the 7:40pm screening on Saturday April 13th! Tickets on sale now!
Grab your popcorn, we’ll see you at the movies!
We’re sad to announce that Celina Carroll, our Human Resources manager is moving on after TEN years of employment here. However, we’re excited for her future endeavors as a massage therapist, and can’t wait to see her put her positive energy in helping people.
“I first tricked Celina into working at the Gladstone by asking her to help me mail our our first ‘Gladstone Bag’ newsletter in 2003. Over the next ten years Celina helped with so much more, she developed our entire Human Resources department. It takes a village to create something as special as the Gladstone Hotel. Celina helped build the dream from the ground up.” - Christina Zeidler, owner
Celina is also an accomplished musician, playing with her band Mother Tongue (along with fellow staff members Chip Yarwood & Conny Nowe), and accompanying many of the best World musicians in town such as Donne Roberts & Njacko Backo.
We’ll miss her smile around the building but know she’s got exciting things in her future!
Here’s Celina playing on CBC Kids with Njacko:
Since rumour rumblings appeared in the National Post last week:
“So, Scott Speedman crashed a Seinfeld-centred trivia night, held here at The Gladstone, on Queen, earlier this week? It cannot not be true.”
We decided to make a formal confirmation. Indeed, last Tuesday during the Seinfeld edition of our monthly TV Trivia Night, Scott Speedman, the handsome devil himself, was spotted peeking in the the windows of the Melody Bar while 5 people competed in our “Dance Like Elaine” challenge.
According to Twitter, he even came inside to get a closer look:
Thanks for coming by Scott Speedman, we’ll let you know when Felicity Trivia Night happens!
If we could be anywhere right now it would be in this sink of happy cats. This picture has been floating around since the Friendster days (remember that?!?!?) but it still ranks in our top fave cat pics. So enjoy this beautiful Friday and think about relaxing as hard as these guys are!
Rae Spoon + Vivek Shraya popped in over the weekend to shoot a special video dedicated to beloved Canadian music icon Jann Arden! You may also notice a special guest in the video who we often find wandering the halls, Miss Fluffy Souffle!
Check it out now: