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ROADSPOTTER in Toronto: The Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel is a unique urban hotel providing both travelers and Torontonians with a truly authentic experience of the local creative culture. Visitors can experience the comforts of the hotel's thirty-seven artist-designed guest rooms, attend art related, social, or corporate events held in our versatile venues, eat and drink in our Ballroom Café and Melody Bar and then step out into the heart of the city's vibrant art and design neighbourhood.


Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
ON M6J 1J6


phone: +1 416 531 4635
find further information on the website

ROADSPOTTER is a project of DESIGNSPOTTER. www.designspotter.com
producer: Ioanna Paraskeva, ioanna@designspotter.com


Event Reports

Design & Emotion

Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe present over 200 items detached from traditional classifications of function, style, materials.
This exhibition focuses on the visceral appeal of products and defines the popular concept of emotional design.


City + Country Portraits

ROADSPOTTER in Toronto: Model Citizen

In May 2008 DESIGNSPOTTER went on the road to Canada, realizing a brand new project called ROADSPOTTER. In Toronto we made an interview with Georgia and Julian from MODEL CITIZEN who are located in Kensington Market...


People Portraits

ROADSPOTTER in Toronto: Todd Falkowsky / Motherbrand

Starting February 2008, Michael Erdmann and Todd Falkowsky of Toronto-based design collective Motherbrand launched "The Souvenir Shop": a retail installation of souvenir Canadiana offering wares that are both provocative yet affordable. We met Todd at the Gladstone Hotel.


Visual Arts


Tilt : The hotel Au vieux panier asked me to design a room, I first told them that I wasn't interested doing just decoration in the room but I wanted to create something that will look more like an installation.

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