Drake Art

Toronto Hotel Art Culture

The flagship Drake Hotel is a creative incubator, connecting the public with artists working in all media from across town and around the world. Providing an entry point for guests to make meaningful connections with the art community, the Hotel presents an eclectic and constantly changing program of performance and visual art, in addition to a constantly growing permanent art collection. Artist residencies bring national and international artists to work in public space, allowing our audiences to get to know the artists of our time.

DRAKE ART is here to connect with the curious culture seeker in everyone. Since opening our doors in 2004, it has been our hope and intention that these programs will open eyes and minds, leading to a deeper cultural appreciation within our community and beyond. So go ahead, feast your eyes.

Pictured: Maya Hayuk in process during her artist residency painting a dynamic and colourful mural in Room 222.

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Current Exhibit

take your legs and your shoes

July 12, 2017 - Nov. 13, 2017

Playful in process and form, 'take your legs and your shoes' constructs a dialogue surrounding the role of materiality in art. Featuring site-specific installations by Erika DeFreitas, Annie Descôteaux, Bijan Ramezani and Kendra Yee, this exhibition focuses on the ways in which materials become witting actors in the artistic process and entangle viewers in a web of curious encounters, misconnections and unfixed meanings. Curated by Kate Benedict and Tamara Hart.


  • DRAKE TV: Chronology, Curated by Zviko Mhakayakora

    June 19, 2017 - Nov. 1, 2017

    Chronology: The timeless lens through which we analyze acts of silencing racialized bodies. Featuring the work of Giselle Mira Diaz and David Ofori Zapparoli, curated by Zviko Mhakayakora.

  • DRAKE TV: Vestiaire by C. Hudson Hwang

    May 2, 2017 - May 2, 2018

    Toronto based artist and director C. Hudson Hwang composites themes of surveillance, objectification and exhibitionism in this 2011 video installation "Vestiaire."

  • Maxwell N. Burnstein: Artist in Residence

    June 24, 2016 - July 1, 2018

    Fresh off the pages of Elle Mexico and Attitude Magazine, Canadian artist Maxwell N. Burnstein merges fashion + art and digital + analog for his new installation at The Drake Hotel.