Gladstone Hotel, 2019 Recipient
Christina Zeidler, President of The Gladstone Hotel, leads the entrepreneurial vision and business philosophy of the hotel, embracing creativity with dynamic contemporary art programming and immersive art events. Built in 1889 and restored by Christina in 2008, the hotel is an architectural backdrop for creative passions to play out. More than just a place to stay overnight, the Gladstone is an ongoing experiment in cultural entrepreneurship and urban development. It’s a place where local artists exhibit their work, perform and where artists and neighbourhood patrons come just to hang out. The Gladstone supports and promotes Toronto’s creative community while protecting and preserving artists’ place in the neighbourhood.