Meet The Hotel’s Architect G.M. Miller
It’s always a treat to be gifted a piece of the Gladstone Hotel’s 131-year history. Another exciting #tbt has just been added to our archive: Meet G.M. Miller, architect of the Gladstone Hotel!
This photo was just shared with the hotel by Miller’s grandson, Lloyd, along with some other great archival information.
Miller’s list of architectural work is impressive, with the Gladstone being one of the first buildings he designed throughout his long career.
Built in 1889, the hotel is designed in the Romanesque Revival style, widely popular in Toronto at the turn of the 20th century. Think Queen’s Park and the historic houses around St. George and Bloor.
Whether or not they know the ins and outs of Romanesque reliefs, most Torontononians will recognize many other G.M. Miller’s buildings throughout the city. His oeuvres range from many family houses to larger facilities such as apartments, churches, educational buildings. including libraries, factories, warehouses, office and bank buildings.
Parkdale C.I. and U of T’s Lillian Massey Building are also both designed by G.M. Miller. The architect’s legacy continues active part of the fabric of the city of Toronto.