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How do I get there?
How does the TTC work?
You can “ride the Rocket” for $3.25 – remember to pay with exact change and grab a transfer as your Proof of Payment (POP) to transfer to alternate lines and subways. You can transfer between subway and ground routes only if you are making a one-way trip to a destination. You cannot hop on / hop off any part of the TTC. Want to ride like a Torontonian while you’re in town? Visit the TTC website for information about alternate fares + passes for your length of stay.
How do I get to the Drake Commissary if I’m riding the TTC?
You can take the Bloor subway line to the Lansdowne subway station. We’re a short walk away.
How do I get to the Drake Commissary from Pearson International Airport (YYZ)?
Upon arriving in Toronto at Pearson International Airport, follow the “Train to City” signs in Terminal 1 until you see signs for UP Express. Drake Commissary is conveniently located a short walk from the Bloor Station (1456 Bloor St. West) UP Express stop.
WHERE CAN I PARK MY RIDE?
There are a few parking spots available in the 128 Sterling lot and limited street parking. You can park your bike in the rack in front of the Commissary patio.
I’M GETTING HITCHED / PLANNING A MEETING / WANT TO THROW A BIRTHDAY BASH AND I WANT TO DO IT AT THE DRAKE. HELP!
No matter your budget or party size, we’re crazy about hosting parties! Give our Special Events team a shout and they’ll help you out:
IS THE DRAKE COMMISSARY ACCESSIBLE BY WHEELCHAIR?
Yes! There is an accessible ramp at the rear of the Drake Commissary parking lot. Follow the sign around the building to 128a Sterling Road, ring the bell for assistance and a host will greet you and show you in. You can also make note of any accessibility or mobility needs in our online reservations or if you call to reserve with one of our hosts
IS THE DRAKE COMMISSARY ACCESSIBLE BY STROLLER?
We have stroller parking out front beside the bike rack and a limited number of locks available for you to use if you do not have one with you. Ask the host for a key so you can lock up your little’s ride. We also have an accessible ramp at the rear of the Drake Commissary parking lot. Follow the sign around the building to 128a Sterling Road, ring the bell for assistance and a host will greet you and show you into the property should you wish to keep your stroller with you.
WHAT IS THE DRAKE'S POLICY ON ENSURING SAFETY FOR ALL GUESTS AND STAFF?
The Drake’s mission is to act as a community hub and foster a positive, inclusive and safe environment for all guests and staff.
We have a zero tolerance policy for violence and harassment on our properties, for both our staff and our patrons. Our policies to ensure guest and employee safety include: extensive staff training at time of hiring, regularly refreshing and updating training throughout staff tenure, regular review of policies and protocols to ensure they meet or exceed the latest government requirements, legislation and industry best practices, and collaborating with community and industry partners to stay at the forefront of developments in the sector. Equipping our team with the tools to handle complex situations and maintaining the safety of all staff and guests is of the utmost importance to us at The Drake. Our security systems are tested and upgraded on a regular basis and include comprehensive video camera technology installed throughout all of our public spaces.
Guests who do not demonstrate respect and courtesy for our staff and their fellow guests may not be permitted to enter or may be asked to leave. Should a guest fail to comply, the police may be contacted. We are working closely with organizations, including the Sexual Assault Action Coalition and Dandelion Task Force, to help develop and implement education and training specifically for the food and beverage industry on preventing sexual assault and harassment. This education and training will supplement our current training protocols. We also host a monthly forum for industry members that addresses timely and relevant food and beverage industry topics.
Should you ever find yourself in an uncomfortable or unsafe situation at The Drake, please notify one of our team members immediately. Our goal at all times is to create a safe environment. We are here to help, should you require situational intervention or assistance getting home safely.For further questions about our policies and procedures or for more information on our industry sessions, please contact email@example.com
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