History



After 13 years of hosting guests and travelers from all over the world at our West Queen West HQ, Drake has come to be known as an energetic hub for dining and hospitality as well as visual and performance art. Our first restaurant outpost moved our brand eastward to downtown Toronto’s bustling Financial District. Meet Drake One Fifty; a chip off the old block, or simply put, The Drake without beds: Food. Drink. Art.


Nestled in an early 1980s postmodern building, the space intersects contradictions of high and low, new and old, making it the perfect platform to highlight our food offerings created by Chef Ted Corrado and his team. Expect to find numerous unique dishes created especially for Drake One Fifty, as well as signature items from our original West Queen West kitchen, all paired with an award-winning cocktail program, premium draught beers and a carefully curated wine list. Whether you’re enjoying a power lunch on our street-level patio, getting cozy in a booth before a downtown show or indulging in late night snacks while watching a live performance at Drake One Fifty, our classic dishes with inventive twists will always make your belly smile.


Décor fixtures fill the space; highlights include a 60-foot oval marble bar and a Brothers Dressler-designed wooden pergola, a mixture of postmodern leather booths, a curtain wall of warehouse-inspired, steel-framed windows, and handmade geometric Moroccan tiles. Each element complements our curated permanent and temporary art collections. Inspired by modern take on historic brasseries and taverns, the restaurant also features The Drake's artist-in-residence program and a performance and DJ space. On your way out, be sure to visit our micro Drake General Store to take home a curious treasure of your own. Of course, you can also take a snap shot of your visit with our retro photo booth.


We can’t wait to host you!