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Music Monday: Flash Lightnin'

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 9 months ago

Flash Lightnin’s "own brand of bad-ass-sludge-boogie” was first brought to life on the stage of the Dakota Tavern in 2007. We're proud to host them on Thursday, May 29th for the release of their newest album, 'For the Sinners'.

Flash 2
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Introducing... Shared Pyjamas

Posted by Nicole Pajak, 3 years, 9 months ago

Who said slumber parties were just for teenagers? Hanging out in your comfiest clothes, watching movies + vegging out never gets old! That being said, let’s up the ante + make your pyjama party a bit more grown-up this time around. Where to start? With the most luxurious sleepwear you’ll ever find, naturally. With that in mind, our design team began sourcing premium fabrics – because scratchy polyester just wouldn’t do – and drawing inspiration from classic silhouettes, to create our very own line of Shared Pyjamas.

Shared Pyjamas
Food + Drink

Food Friday: Roasted Beet Salad

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 9 months ago

Our tastebuds are watering over the latest Food Friday segment. Jonathan Pong, Drake One Fifty's executive sous chef, shares one of his favourite dishes with us- the Roasted Beet Salad.

Beet Salad
Hotel + Travel

Postcards from... Napa + San Fran

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 9 months ago

In one of the last quiet moments before the summer rush leaves you clamouring for a spot at a Napa Valley tasting table, our HR Director Shivani enjoyed a bundle of fabulous experiences in a quick April jaunt to the Bay Area. Here are a few of her favourite moments...


Install In Progress: Luke Ramsey and Julia Dickens Murals

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 9 months ago

Somewhere in between the last dredges of winter's polar vortex and cooler spring temperatures, the Drake Hotel's curatorial team has been hard at work overseeing the installation of three new public murals by Julia Dickens, Micah Lexier, and Luke Ramsey.

Luke Ramsey SY Mural Full Shot
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Fare + Provisions: Ted Talks to Acquired Taste

Posted by Daniel Okorn, 3 years, 9 months ago

With Father's Day fast approaching, we're happy to share our latest campaign, Fare + Provisions with you. The collection includes an exclusive line of food, preserves and pantry items made by some of the city's top chefs. We've also partnered with Toronto-based food publication Acquired Taste to profile the chefs involved in the Fare + Provisions campaign + discuss their views on healthy eating, cooking for kids and the ceremony of family meals.

For their first post, Acquired Taste sat down with The Drake Hotel's corporate executive chef Ted Corrado. Read their interview below + stay tuned to our blog as well as acqtaste.com for additional posts in the series.

Fare + Provisions - Ted Corrado