The Drake Hotel empire expanded to Prince Edward County in September with the debut of the Drake Devonshire, about two and a half hours away from downtown Toronto. The hip country inn, located in the village of Wellington on the shores of Lake Ontario, has 11 rooms and two suites with interiors designed by John Tong of Tongtong. There are three distinctive event spaces within the Devonshire: the Glass Box, which holds 40 theater-style or seats 24 for semiprivate dining; the Pavilion, which holds 50 for receptions or seats 34 for semiprivate dining; and the Dining Room, which seats 75. The playful retreat includes ping-pong tables, audiovisual capabilities, art from Team Macho and Faile, and many thrifted dining pieces.
Photo: Courtesy of The Drake Devonshire