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Room 305 Teen Queen is an homage to the young girls we were, feared, wished we’d been or wanted to date. Designed by Cecilia Berkovic, Teen Queen turns purple gingham, wild horses, crimped hair, frosted lipstick, Teen Beat posters and unicorn love into sleepover realism.
Installed in 2009, our green roofs (one on the second floor and the other at the top of the Tower Suite) are more than just botanically beautiful, they also help us stay green.
By planting on vertical and horizontal surfaces, the daily dew and evaporation cycle of green roofs actually helps cool the city and reduce the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect.
No, this isn’t some idealistic hippie-concept it actually works: Instead of light being absorbed and converted into heat energy (as a typical roof surface would), the vegetation on the green roof absorbs this heat energy and ultimately keeps things cooler.
In addition to heat absorption, both of our green roofs grow succulent plants which are especially apt at storing water and aiding in storm water management. By absorbing excess storm water, the succulent plants help reduce runoff that was previously overwhelming our eaves troughs and storm water sewer systems during large rainfalls. Additionally, they help filter the runoff water, which puts even cleaner water back into Lake Ontario.
Green roofs can also help reduce the distribution of dust and particulate matter throughout the city, as well as the production of smog, which plays a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting urban areas to a future climate with warmer summers.
How Green roofs!
The Sketchbook Project is a mobile library of handmade sketchbooks contributed to by thousands of creative people from across the globe. The Project encourages everyone — from anywhere — regardless of their creative background, to create and share their process with the public.
Participants sign up online (2013 registration now underway) to receive a blank sketchbook, then fill it with artwork and mail it back. The results are cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection, displayed online in the Digital Library, and exhibited at museums and arts festivals from coast to coast including right here at The Gladstone July 19th (opening reception), 6-10pm at the 2nd floor gallery.
Demonstrating the power of collaboration: when 10,000 people get together with a common purpose, we can create something uniquely awesome, here’s a look at Matthew Lord for The Sketchbook Project 2012. Theme: Heroes and Villains, titled Heroes and Villains. Location: Lawrence, KS.
2nd Floor Gallery:
July 19th (opening reception), 6-10pm
July 20th-22nd, 2-6pm
Goin’ Steady, everyone’s favourite old-fashioned Toronto dance party celebrated 7 years of Doo-wop amazingness on Saturday. These were just some of our fave moments:
From jump blues to Doo-wop, swing to calypso, girl groups to surf and the weird and unseen world of American and international rock music, we just love Goin’ Steady with you all!
A night at the Gladstone Hotel, in Toronto, is like a night of dress-up and fun. No two rooms are alike, and each one is more unique than the last. Sleeping in a themed room makes you feel nostalgic of your childhood, yet intrigued by what the hotel has to offer.
Thanks Seattle Dredge, we <3 TO too!