The historic Gladstone Hotel, a boutique hotel at Queen Street West and Gladstone in Toronto, is one of the anchors of West Queen West and one of the welcome survivors of the purge-the-historic construction trend Toronto went through in the mid-20th century. Back when it was built, when there was a railway station practically next door, it stood at the edge of Toronto - west of Dufferin Street was the independent village of Parkdale. The construction of the Gladstone and the annexation of Parkdale into Toronto came in the same year, 1889.
I took this photo while looking across the railway lands, at what I believe was the approximate position of the old Parkdale railway station - one of the motivating factors for the Gladstone's construction. It's a parking lot now, and not a very big one.
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