Bringing a touch of Queen Street West to Toronto’s stodgy financial district has got to be a good thing. We all know and love The Drake Hotel for its rooftop patio and innovative and tireless promotion of underground arts and culture. The Drake is now expanding its general store to a pop-up location at Canada’s leading retailer, Hudson’s Bay, at the flagship Yonge and Queen location. Opening June 7, 2013, Drake General Store will be located on the lower level of Hudson’s Bay. You’ll be able to find Drake General Store’s Shared brand at the Hudson’s Bay location.
Drake General Store already has locations at 1144 Queen Street West, 82A Bathurst Street and 2607 Yonge Street. The new space will be Drake General Store’s first location downtown.
Drake General Store has collaborated with Hudson’s Bay in the past when they agreed to sell the Hudson Bay’s Caribou Throw when it first arrived on the market. Drake General Store’s Shared brand also worked with Hudson’s Bay’s Signature Collection to create fourteen styles.
I predict that office party gifts in downtown Toronto will get a whole lot funkier.