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. >>
July 1, 2016 - Sept. 19, 2016
Experience our newest exhibition, curated by Kristin Weckworth, that explores a deconstruction of desire with Junko Mizuno, Ginette Lapalme, Kris Knight, Ness Lee, + Tobias Williams.
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.