303 | Lucky Stryke
Introducing the Gladstone Hotel’s newest hotel room, designed by none other than HGTV’s Tommy Smythe! Launching in the Spring of 2018, Room 303: Lucky Stryke will take guests on a journey through Toronto’s queer bar culture from decades past. Bright and modern with clean lines, custom crown moulding, luxury finishes and bursts of colour via original hand-drawn artworks by Tommy himself, Lucky Stryke is the perfect combination of contemporary comfort and playful aesthetics.
More about Tommy’s Art
Travel is about discovery. Matchbooks–especially those provided by LGBTQ establishments are like little maps to secret places. Some of the bars and clubs of Toronto’s past didn’t even post signage outside. The addresses and phone numbers printed on matchbooks handed out inside might have been the only clue to the promise of adventure and connection for the curious outsider.
These establishments were, at the time, the only safe gathering places for LGBTQ locals as well as visitors. In the spirit of that hospitality, and in the ongoing spirit of the Gladstone and all it stands for, we celebrate these long lost watering holes and dance floors. Just like the matchbooks; there was fire inside.
- King bed
- 215sq ft (20 sq m)
- 3 piece bathroom with hairdryer
- Hypo-allergenic duvet and pillows, 300 thread count sheets
- Studio-size ironing board (full sized ironing board available by calling the Front Desk)
- Coffee and tea service in the 3rd floor lounge (7am-9am)
- Telephone with private voice mail and free local calls
- 32″- 43″ Smart TV
- All-natural Canadian bath products
- Safety deposit box
Find out more about our complimentary and extra room amenities HERE.
Tommy Smythe’s contagious enthusiasm and fun loving approach to decor and renovating have made him an international design world favourite. A career spanning more than 18 years has left no stone unturned in getting the message of good, practical and beautiful design to his many followers through television, print media, social media and popular speaking engagements. Known for his warm and personal mixture of fine art, vintage, antique and modern furnishings pulled together with a cutting edge color sense, Tommy never lets it all feel too serious.
“I don’t consider a room complete until it has the right balance of vintage and modern elements. Trends are not a focus for me. I work to create a feeling of timeless elegance and gracious living in soulful environments. Rooms should feel as though the furniture and art within them were collected over time and with a sense of personal history. Impatience is the mortal enemy of good design.”