Permanent Collection

Our permanent art collection has been a labour of love since we first opened our doors.
From Drake’s inception, promoting and sharing art has been integral to our vision, and over the last few years we’ve had the pleasure of working directly with extraordinary artists to develop site-specific installations throughout all our venues. Expect to see works that range from spare conceptual installations to site-specific murals to kinetic sculptures.

The collection is grounded in contemporary Canadian art and augmented with select works by artists outside of Canada to create an international context for the collection.

Featured artists include:

Ken Lum + Laurie Simmons + 
Marcel Dzama + Jason Peters + Shary Boyle + Micah Lexier + 
Janet Werner + Bruce LaBruce + 
Isabelle Hayeur + 
Ken Lum + BGL + Jason McLean
 + Evan Penny + 
Tessar Lo + Aurel Schmidt + Icelandic Love Corporation
 + 

TM Sisters
 + Lazy Mom + 
Paul Butler + 
Dearraindrop
 + John Scott + INSA + 
Søren Lose + 
Maya Hayuk + more



Micah Lexier - Finger Drawing, 2016

Micah Lexier - Finger Drawing, 2016

(Sky Yard, West Wall) Micah Lexier, Finger Drawing, 2016, site-specific mural, approx. 2.75 x 6.5 m/9 x 22 ft

Tessar Lo, In, 2015

Tessar Lo, In, 2015

(Stairs to Underground) Tessar Lo, In, 2015, mural, 108 x282in / 274 x 716cm

Jason McLean - The Sun Falls On Toronto (2013)

Jason McLean - The Sun Falls On Toronto (2013)

(South Lounge) Jason McLean, The Sun Falls on Toronto, 2013, acrylic on plywood, 134 x 52 in/340 x 132.08 cm

Maya Hayuk - UNTITLED (2011)

Maya Hayuk - UNTITLED (2011)

(Room 222) Maya Hayuk, UNTITLED MURAL, 2011, approx. 2.1336 x 6.096 m/7 x 20 ft

Julia Dickens - You Saw Me When I Wasn't Looking (2014)

Julia Dickens - You Saw Me When I Wasn't Looking (2014)

(Cafe patio) Julia Dickens, You Saw Me When I Wasn't Looking, 2014, site-specific mural, approx. 2.1 x 4.3 m/7 x 14 ft