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

Different in My Mind

March 1, 2018 - Aug. 28, 2018

What is still life and what is still alive? Working in the shadows of reality, these five artists harness spiritual realms and colours that pop. The collection of work turns flowers, bricks, bottles and cups into mystic objects beyond the surface.


  • 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.