- Food + Drink
- Art Exhibitions
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:
Artist Heather Mattoon dignifies cats on this Catual Friday by painting them in clothes. Her aptly named site, Cats in Clothes offers a wide selection of fine art giclee prints with brief bio descriptions for each cat.
Mattoon will even custom paint your cat in clothes if you’re so inclined.
We give this 2 paws up.
Is this rainy day making you feel extra meousy (read: cat-lousy)? Everyone knows cat’s can’t stand water. So, to help keep your paws out of the puddles, here’s a badass dose of Ca(t)sual/pritate/overall rebel cat.
Now, let’s all go home and curl up with a bowl of warm milk.
Everyone’s got a crappiest moment ever and we wanna hear about it! Actually, we wanna help you feel better about it too, so we’re giving away $20 gift vouchers to be used during our weekly Crappy Hour to the 3 Crappiest Moments Ever.
Whether it’s the time you dyed your favourite shirt red in the wash, heard your parents wrestling, or discovered that autocrrect added an extra “i” to your memo about office pens–everyone has a crappiest moment ever. Take our Creative Director Jeremy Vandermeij (above), his crappiest moment ever happened in grade 6 when Betsy McBullyson humiliatingly pulled his pants down in front of the entire school (true story, except for the name).
And, while you’re waiting to win a voucher, you can come by any day of the week from 6-8pm and check out Crappy Hour for yourself! There’ll be some seriously special Crappy Hour offerings like $5 Pints + $5 Burgers on Wednesdays and Margaritas + Fish Tacos on Thursdays as well as an open mic where you can vent about your day, or share some positivity.
Crappy Hour launches June 4th, so c’mon and let the crap stories roll!
We understand that before you let loose on a tour led by one of our Docents Gone Wild, you might have a few questions. So, we decided to get up-close with some of the wildlings you can expect to see performing (no literally, performing) tours every Saturday until September.
First on the docent docket is good-time gal and multiple divorcee, Evelyn Reese.
Gladstone Hotel (GH): What does being a docent mean to you?
Evelyn Reese (ER): I listened to the answering machine message after a couple of drinks and at first I thought “docent” had something to do with being docile (which let me tell you, I am the opposite of). But then I remembered a docent was an older, proper rich lady who shows arsty fartsies around museums full of old paintings. I’m not that either, though the rich part I could handle. Imagine my relief when I saw “Gone Wild” was tacked onto “Docents”. “Okay, this is my kind of gig,” I thought.
GH: What’s the wildest tour you’ve ever been on/been led on?
ER: There was once a female impersonator or whatever you call it named Jane (who was really a poofter actor around town.) He – or she – took strangers on a tour of the Eaton Centre, back when there was still an Eaton’s. The funniest part was when he went into a shoe store and asked the salesgirl for heels in a size 16. Some of the tourists looked disgusted, if you can believe it. Real poor sports. Of course, not everyone is as worldly as yours truly. If you don’t like seeing men dressed up in ladies clothes on the street, move far away from Toronto, where men dressed up in ladies clothes have to stay in their basements, poor S.O.B.s.
GH: What makes you blush?
ER: Absolutely nothing makes me blush.
GH: What would make you turn the car around and drive back home?
ER: If I was in the car with a boyfriend on the way to his parent’s place for the weekend and he told me his mother was going to make us sleep in separate bedrooms. “That’s it; I’m not going if I’m going to be treated like a teenager with no life experience,” is what I’d say to him.
GH: Paint by Numbers or Abstract Impression-surrealist Modernism?
ER: Paint by numbers or a copy of one of those French seaside paintings made with dots.Book now to see Evelyn’s Docents Gone Wild performance THIS SATURDAY June 02 at 1pm.
Do·cent (noun) a person who is a knowledgeable guide, especially one who conducts visitors through a museum and delivers a commentary on the exhibitions.
You don’t have to get wild on this performance tour, but your docent will. Starting May 12 from 1-2pm and continuing every Saturday until September, an eclectic team of wild docents (read: drag queens, thespians and other outspoken characters) will be leading moderately historical tours of the Gladstone Hotel. Based loosely on fact and strongly in entertainment, you never know what your docent will do.
*Docents will rotate from tour-to-tour so don’t be shy to come back for seconds.