The Drake General Store is a traditional hotel gift shop, a classic general store, a flea market stand, and a museum shop all rolled into one. We love classic and modern goods that fill us with whimsy and nostalgia. We love things that are sensible and things that are not so sensible. We love our neighbours (and our tourists, too). We design each of our stores to reflect the neighbourhoods they live in.
We are proud to be Canadian. And we love supporting homegrown artists and designers. We also love curating our collection of global treasures and occasional rare antiques.
Our signature neon purple cross, inspired by classic European pharmacies, lets our guests know they’ve arrived not only at a cultural crossroads, but also at a community-based hotbed for culture, visual and performance art, dining, hospitality, and treasure-hunting.