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Gladstone Hotel - Toronto, Canada

Situated in the Parkdale neighborhood of Toronto, Gladstone Hotel combines the high ceilings and exposed brick walls characteristic to the 19th century Victorian architecture with artist-designed rooms and public spaces buzzing with events. Appointed with Samsung Galaxy Tablets and natural baths products, the property’s 37 rooms are individually designed, representing the vision of various Canadian artists. There’s a unit that pays tribute to the 70′s biker culture, one filled with beautiful antiques, and a gorgeous two-story suite complete with rooftop deck and 360º view of the city skyline. A tasty, locally inspired menu can be enjoyed in the hotel’s cozy café restaurant or in the modish Melody Bar.

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Did you think you’d lost me?

I am looking up at the southwest corner of my room
I am packing boxes which turn me inside out
What do I do with this curled wire?
Why do I preserve this faded ticket in amber?
I am disappearing at my fingertips
Every object is a fool’s inventory
I rode a motorcycle across a tight rope down a cliff
Under the beech trees and tipped over again
Where would I be without my lonely days?

Michael Baumgart