The Drake is filled with thoughtful contradictions and a playful intersection of old and new. We opened on Valentine’s Day, 2004 with lots of love for the historic relationship between artists, Toronto exhibitions and great hotels; a community-minded spirit is something close to our hearts. Urban and artistic hotels have played a big role as hang-outs for the local creative scene so these are the ideas that inspired us to create a hotbed for culture.
If you’re into contemporary art, we’ll definitely get along - those who know us best say we’re a hotbed for culture. Read about what goes on in the art world at Drake! >>
From free neighbourhood pancake breakfasts to promoting local artists, supporting our friends and neighbours has been a big part of our mission since day one. >>
Feb. 8, 2017 - April 17, 2017
‘Qualia’ considers the internal and subjective components of perception. With a collection of bold and dynamic artworks, the exhibition asks the viewer to participate in the work of art by paying attention to their own aesthetic experience as they view the artworks. Curated by Devan Patel, Art Works Consulting.
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.