Bringing people together is what we do at The Drake. Unfortunately, in the current climate, this is presently no longer possible. It has become abundantly clear to us over the last few days that the only way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve is to practice strict social distancing. With yesterday’s clear recommendations by Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health regarding restaurants and bars, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily close most parts of our food, beverage and retail businesses, effective March 17, 2020. Our hotel accommodation offerings remain open.
Like others in the tightly knit hospitality community, of which we are so proud to be a part of, we have been carefully monitoring the unfolding events of the COVID-19 pandemic and, as such, will be temporarily closing:
+ Drake One Fifty
+ The Drake Hotel’s food and beverage services, except for a grab-and-go take-out service through our café. This includes the postponement of cultural programming and special events. The Drake Hotel will remain open for overnight in-room guests.
+ Drake Devonshire will remain open for overnight guests and will have a modified food and beverage service catering to in-room guests only. The hotel bar and restaurant will be closed to the public.
+ Drake Commissary, excluding a limited take-out offering
+ Drake Catering
+ Drake General Store retail locations, with a move to online only
As part of our community responsibilities, Drake Motor Inn, The Drake Hotel and Drake Devonshire will remain open for overnight hotel stays. If you need a comforting place to spend the night in Toronto or Prince Edward County, please consider us your safe haven.
If you have a dining reservation, you will be contacted in the next 48 hours to reschedule.
We believe that drastic measures such as these, as being taken by all our extraordinary hospitality industry colleagues, are exactly what is required to combat this unforgiving virus. May you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this difficult
period. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to The Drake one day soon.