The Drake is getting to work at our newest location: Drake Commissary. Production meets innovation in an 8,000-square foot culinary workshop in the Junction Triangle, right across from the iconic Tower Automotive Building and new home to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (MOCA). Alongside neighbours Henderson Brewing and House of Anansi Press, Drake Commissary is paying homage to the history of 128 Sterling Rd., a former manufacturing building as a “gastronomic town square”, blending the lines between guests, bakers, chefs, + makers. We’re taking our values for high-quality food + local ingredients to the next level with fresh-made breads, pastas, charcuterie + pantry items for you to enjoy on the spot or take home. And bringing good food + culture to the people is our bread + butter.
The multipurpose space has been carefully designed by +tongtong to reflect a crafted, human approach to industrial spaces. Exposed wood beams, perforated steel, hand-picked mid-century furniture + bold accents amongst our characteristic Drake Art collection will inspire all guests whether grabbing a quick bite to eat or settling in for dinner with a touch of that classic Drake hospitality. Use the space for an afternoon think tank, get your hands dirty at a cooking class or sip an after-work cocktail over an artist talk.
The Drake's fundamental promise to serve healthy, unprocessed foods is evident in our dedication to exploring old world grains, heritage flours and techniques. Indulge in fresh new creations made daily as the culinary team explores a variety of unique, less-cultivated grains like buckwheat and kamut, which offer another dimension to the flavour of our sourdoughs. Our commitment to locally-sourced products ensure that each ingredient is at its peak and inspires original flavour combinations that will certainly surprise you.
The Drake’s famous bar program gets back to basics with a wine + beer list of staples and classic cocktails mixed to perfection to accompany your Commissary spread.
Junction neighbours can find house-made charcuterie, breads and cheeses at their doorstep. You’re sure to find a favourite pantry staple among our artisanal selection. Take home sauces + jams to enjoy in your kitchen or gift to that special someone.
Drake Art finds its way to the Junction with Drake Commissary’s own rotating art collection. See pieces by local up-and-comers working in innovative new media along with pieces by internationally renowned artists. The workshop continues past the kitchen with community-oriented workshops in design, art + craft.
Drake Commissary acts as the launch pad to take The Drake on the road. Drake Catering, our fully-customizable event planning and offsite catering service offers innovative food + drink along with curated art, music + décor and expert event coordination. Drake Catering’s got everything you need to eat your heart out just about anywhere.