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Do not disturb - Drake Hotel : The Drake Hotel in Toronto
Do not disturb - Drake Hotel
The Drake Hotel in Toronto
Samira Azzahir, February 12, 2007
You are surrounded by old memories the moment you step into the lobby of the Drake Hotel. The re-opening of this iconic boutique hotel on Valentine’s Day, 2004, has marked a small scale renaissance in the community of Queen Street West. This 115-old hotel has seen both its share of joy and melancholy. Thanks to new owner, Jeff Stober, the decaying, flophouse of the past has been lovingly brought back to life. Since its inception, The Drake has become a cultural community centre for travelers, artists and local residents alike.

The Drake serves as a kind of metaphor in terms of the mysticism, the fantasy, the escapism of what a hotel represents along side the historical referencing of the relationship between artist and hotel.

P. Andrej Kopac
P. Andrej Kopac
 
 
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