Coach House in NY Times Toronto feature
The New York Times style magazine profiles the 'hive of artsy industry' shaped by indie inns/venues The Gladstone Hotel and The Drake Hotel in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood. Coach House makes an appearance as the press that elaborated the idea of 'Torontopia' in the uTOpia series:
'In the rock scene — energized by breakout artists like Broken Social Scene, Feist and Final Fantasy — young Torontonians saw something distinctly home-grown, and distinctly first-rate. The term Torontopia became a buzzword, and in 2005, Coach House Books, the city's leading small press, created the uTOpia anthologies, in which local writers celebrated the progression from Toronto the Good to Toronto the Can-Do. [Carl] Wilson remembers one book party, which was held — where else? — at the Gladstone. "Everyone felt this sense of moment," he recalls. And with the arrival of the Gladstone, "there was suddenly a place."'
My Winnipeg author and filmmaker Guy Maddin also makes an appearance in the feature.