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Fare + Provisions: Matty DeMille talks to Acquired Taste

Posted by Drake General Store, 3 years, 10 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.

Acquired Taste had the pleasure of sitting down with the chefs (who happen to be father’s too), to discuss everything from cooking with their kids, to what it means to be a great dad. For our final interview, they sat down with Matty DeMille of the soon-to-open Drake Devonshire to chat about everything from making faces out of food to whether or not he wants his child to follow his culinary footsteps.

Matty DeMille by Acquired Taste

#HUSTLEHARD: Literary Works

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 10 months ago

We know it’s a hustle working as a creative in this city, but who says you can’t stay on the grind while chilling on the Sky Yard? This Sunday, we launch the first installment of #HUSTLEHARD, an event series hosted by local journalist Anupa Mistry.


Marlon Griffith Kicks Off Drake Lab Summer Artist in Residence Programme

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 10 months ago

In 2012, we launched the Drake Lab, which expanded upon our Artist in Residence programme in providing free street-side open studio to artists and collectives to create, play and explore. This summer, we’re very excited to re-launch our pop-up space with Marlon Griffith.

Marlon Griffith Powder Box Documentation
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Drake General Store Pops Up for WorldPride at Hudson's Bay Bloor

Posted by Drake General Store, 3 years, 10 months ago

The countdown is on for this year’s WorldPride! With all of the scheduled events, performers + parties, this year’s festival is ramping up to be the biggest international event seen to date. These ten days (from June 20 – 29) will bring people together from across the world, where our dynamic downtown core will be buzzing with energy. To prepare you for all of your festival needs, we’ve teamed up with BRIKA (a Toronto-based online retailer that offers a curated assortment of products from authentic artisans + makers), to pop up at Hudson’s Bay Yonge + Bloor location.


Music Monday: Young & Sick

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 10 months ago

Young & Sick has us falling in love.

Young + Sick
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Far Flung Festivals

Posted by Drake, 3 years, 10 months ago

There's no reason to chase sunshine during Toronto's summer. But one of the reason's we pull out our passports between June and September is to see amazing music festivals. Here's our hit list and essential packing guides.