Western Riches
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Western Riches

ondaatje.jpgIt’s a certifiable truth that the West has far greater wealth and resources than we can ever hope to, but the realization hit home when we saw that the Gladstone Hotel was hosting a $500 per head event this weekend. The West truly has gone discreetly, charmingly, bourgeoisie on us. Well, perhaps not charmingly. But the Gladstone has slipped itself out of awkward dilapitude and fairly priced housing, and into boho grandeur, and fairly priced housing. This Saturday brings to its doors The Story, a benefit for the fiftieth anniversary of World Literacy, featuring a dinner in honour of the publication of the book, which is a very limited edition beauty. Words by Michael Ondaatje, and prints by David Bolduc. Of course, it’s really not as rags to riches as it looks. Though the Gladstone is going Giller glam for a night, the next aft it features ‘Hot fo Gandhi,’ for the low, low price of five dollars. Perhaps those Gladstoners will be able to perfect the scruff to swank ratio. Something for everyone, to be sure.