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"Come Up To My Room"

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With all the Olympic buzz going on now, it might be easy to forget there are plenty of other events happening in Canada this winter. On the other end of the country, Toronto's Gladstone Hotel just kicked off their annual alternative design event Come Up To My Room. Starting yesterday, art installations took over the hotel's second floor gallery space and 14 public spaces and will be there until this Sunday, January 24.

Now in its seventh year, CUTMR gives artists and designers free reign to create thought-provoking installations that challenge traditional conceptions of art and design, as seen in the colorful images below.

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Not only can you look at art at the Gladstone, you can also sleep in a work of art. Each of their 37 super affordable (rates from $125 CAD, or $118 USD!) guest-rooms are also individually designed by local Toronto artists.

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CUTMR is part of the inaugural Toronto International Design Festival. This brand-new festival of local and international design also began earlier this week and ends Sunday.

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Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial intern for Travel + Leisure.

Photos courtesy of Come Up To My Room

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