Each day leading up to The Grid’s inaugural Burger Week, we’ll whet your appetite by profiling one of the participating hamburger helpers and giving you the lowdown on their $5 Burger Week special.
Name: Gladstone Hotel
Address: 1214 Queen St. W., 416-531-4635 #WQW
Slinging burgers since: 1889
Burger Boss: Michael Smith
Specialty: The namesake Gladstone Burger is a simple yet delectable ground beef patty with a sweet tomato marmalade, Kolziks mustard and iceberg lettuce.
Their $5 Burger week special: A beef shortrib burger with house-cured bacon, tomato marmalade, sheep’s milk cheddar, and pickled red onions.
Fun fact: The Gladstone is the oldest continuously running hotel in Toronto. Dating back to 1889, the hotel’s original owner was a widow who ran the hotel with her 13 children. As of now, The Gladstone is run by the Zeidler family.