Restaurant Buzz: Drake Commissary


Drake Hotel Properties is set to introduce a new addition to its suite of foodservice offerings this spring. Drake Commissary will be an 8,000-sq.-ft. creative culinary hub and production kitchen located in Toronto’s Junction Triangle.

Led by head baker Jonas Grupiljonas, Drake Commissary will offer high-quality, healthy dishes for guests to enjoy on site or take home, while supplying baked goods and other prepared foods — such as smoked, pickled, fermented and preserved products — to all Drake locations and wholesale partners.

A blend of daytime counter service and evening table service will offer guests the option to dine any time of day, along with coffee, cocktails, beer and wine, seven days a week.

The space will also act as home base for the company’s newly launched catering division. Drake Catering, which launched earlier this month, is a full-service, offsite catering operation with a creative, elevated selection of food-and-beverage offerings customizable for virtually any event and location. Drake Catering also offers a unique “cultural menu,” allowing clients to work with The Drake’s in-house art and design teams to choose immersive visual and performance art; bands and DJs; table styling; and decor and design elements perfectly suited to their event.

 128 Sterling Rd.