Come Up to My Room 2016 at The Gladstone Hotel

Located in the vibrant Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto, The Gladstone Hotel uniquely blends historical Victorian architecture with contemporary luxury, downtown culture and art making it the perfect destination for any visitor looking for something different during their next visit to Toronto. This boutique art hotel supports 37 artists designed rooms and over 70 art exhibitions a year in an all inclusive space that with four diverse event venue spaces and two restaurants that supports the city’s creative economy mixing public and private spaced all under one roof.
IMG_2268As a part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO)Come Up to My Room 2016 (CUTMR) will take over The Gladstone Hotel from January 21-24, 2016 to bring the 13th edition of the hotels exhibition bringing together artists to take over the hotel’s public and gallery art spaces. This year, some exciting features include:

– The Racket Club’s Life Moves Fast is an homage to 80s teendom by way of a recreation of Ferris Bueller’s bedroom from the cult classic
– Hotel Hotel by Lamers Bramm Design (LBD) that seeks to showcase the Hotel’s cultural presence within its surrounding environment
– Untitled (Idolization Space) is a project by Sara Nickelson and Studio WOOLF that submits to the discordance of the creative mind, juxtaposing stillness of space and hyper-visual iconography
– Chinedu Ukabam’s Style & Profile analyzes the relationship between the African barber and his service of shaping identity
– Overworld by TAXA WORK is an interactive installation that sees a hotel room split vertically in two, where revellers will get to literally take a peek into the “overworld”
– Jessica Bromley Bartram’s The Rise and Fall of Cordycepts presents a biotech company whose

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CUTMR 2016 Schedule
 
Hours
Thursday, January 21, 2016: 6pm to 9pm
Friday, January 22, 2016: 11am to 10pm
Saturday, January 23, 2016: 11am to 6pm
Sunday, January 24, 2016: 11am to 5pm
Events
TO DO Talks at CUTMR: January 21 // 6:30pm to 8:30pm
– HOTEL: Klaus Presents Tom Dixon: January 22 // 10pm to 2am
– Opening Reception: January 23 // 7pm to 10pm
– Love Design Party: January 23 // 10pm to late
– TSA IDEAS: Forum by TO DO: January 24 // 1pm to 3pm
Admission
– General Admission: $10
– Students: $5
– School Groups: $25 (Advance Booking Only)

– Family of 4: $25

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