Community and Culture

Toronto Hotel Art Culture

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 - aka you - so these are the ideas that inspired us to create a community-minded hotbed for culture.

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Art Blog

  • 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. >>

  • 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! >>

Current Exhibit Title

Post-Photoshop

Feb. 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Post-Photoshop, the Drake’s group winter exhibition, explores how studio software tools and aesthetics have changed our relationship with the two-dimensional art object.

ALSO SHOWING

  • Drake Lab: TALWST - Nubians

    Feb. 9, 2015 - March 5, 2015

    Canadian Artist TALWST presents his ‘Nubian’ Series in joint efforts with TD’s Then & Now Series, to spread knowledge of Black history and identity through visual art in the Western context. Join the artist in for the opportunity to enter a world that is, unfortunately, all too un-familiar, even in one of North America’s most multicultural cities.

  • DTV 2015 Winter/Spring Season

    Jan. 1, 2015 - July 1, 2015

    Drake TV is a newly acknowledged stream of the Drake’s Public_Spaces exhibition programme. Screened 24/7 on a network of screens located in our different venues, DTV extends the Drake’s community-minded commitment to accessibly presenting the experimental and avant-garde.

VIEW EXHIBIT ARCHIVE