Jun 21, 2009
Here's a collection of photos from a recent visit I made to one of my favourite patios in Toronto, The Drake Hotel's Sky Yard Patio.
Situated on the second floor overlooking the buzzy Queen Street West strip, the patio is taking on a 'camp' theme this year (camp as in cabins, not drag queens). I love the Drake generally because it's gotten over being the "hipster" place (at least during the week -weekends it's still invaded by wannabe-hipsters from the 'burbs) and the service is really friendly. So, going with the Camp Drake theme, there's a bear at the downstairs cafe (not real, duh) and they've hung up an old canoe for Sky Yarders sans cottages (like me) to gaze at. Servers wear neat-o "Camp Drake" stylized tees.
While it all sounds hokey, it isn't. And the food -and wine selection -makes it a perfect place to wile away a late Friday afternoon, fooling with the camera, chatting with friends, celebrating wonderful new connections, and... playing. :) Enjoy.