Toronto hotel recreates bedroom from 'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off'
A Toronto hotel has recreated the bedroom featured in the 1980s hit film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
Over the course of four days, visitors of room 214 at the Gladstone Hotel will be able to take a trip back in time to the space that has become iconic amongst Ferris Bueller fans.
Artistic duo Joseph Clement and Sarah Keenlyside have spent months painstakingly recreating the bedroom where the 1986 film begins and ends.
“People are very familiar with this room,” said Keenlyside. “We have a lot to live up to. “
The two started by watching the movie for small details.
“When you see the movie, they’ve got all kinds of lenses, so you get a much wider view and there’s a lot more in the view,” Keenlyside said.
All of the objects in the display were bought online, found at second-hand stores, made by relatives, or donated. Some objects are on loan, such as the vintage computer from the PC Museum in Brantford, Ont.
And starting Thursday, the room will be open for visitors at the Gladstone Hotel, located at Queen Street West and Dufferin Street, to enjoy as part of the 2016 “Come up to my Room” exhibition.
This is the 13th installment of the exhibition, and organizers say it is bigger than ever. This year, there are 40 different rooms for visitors to explore.
Artists have just one task, organizers say.
“Here’s a room. Take a risk. Create something for us and then we’ll open the door on the day of the show and really see what you made,” said Christina Zeidler, president of the hotel.
Tickets to the exhibit are $10 per day.
And the creators of the Bueller bedroom say they know film fan expectations will be high.
“It’s almost like you’re responsible for other people’s memories and dreams,” Clement said. “No pressure at all, right?”
With a report from CTV Toronto’s Scott Lightfoot