The Drake Hotel is a cultural landmark within Toronto’s Art and Design District. In 2001, the original 1890’s building at Beaconsfield and Queen Street West was reinvented into a unique mixed-use hub where sleeping, dining, nightlife, concerts, retail, and art events collide. Continuing on this success, the Drake Hotel is growing to include the storefront buildings at 1140-1148 Queen Street West.
ERA has been retained as lead architects for this expansion, providing full architectural and heritage consultation services. Main components of this project include restoration of the exterior brick facades, an addition on the ground floor, renovation and reconfiguration of the interior to accommodate additional hotel rooms and support facilities, and a landscaped green roof area.