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El Niño? More like El NiñYes!

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 2 months ago

In case you haven’t heard of the biggest weather story this year since almonds were accused of causing the drought in California then here are the goods. It’s all about El Niño. But if we say El NiñYES?

Special Events

You're Engaged! Now what?

Posted by Kathleen Johansen , 2 years, 2 months ago

You’re engaged!! The bubbly is popped, the ring is shown off, and the obligatory “I said Yes!” Instagram is posted. Now it’s time to settle into finding the ideal venue your perfect day… but where to begin? One of the most frequent comments I receive from brides + grooms-to-be is: “planning a wedding is hard!” They’re not wrong. There are a lot of considerations, but that’s why we’re here to help.

Drake General Store


Posted by Drake General Store, 2 years, 2 months ago

Introducing: HUMANS OF THE DRAKE. Every week, we will profile a member of our team, their favourite holiday traditions and most coveted wish list items.


Salina has been the DGS Store Supervisor for the flagship store on Queen St W. for three holiday seasons now. When she isn't at work, you can find her in the kitchen whipping up vegan, gluten free recipes, riding her bike by the lake, or creating art + taking photographs.

Meet Salina

WITB 2015 Playlist: Part 1

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 2 months ago

Drake’s in-house music fest hits the Underground December 26-30. Ramp up your Boxing Week with bands playing every night until New Year’s Eve! Grab those earbuds 'cuz our Day 1 Playlist is yours for the listening.

WITB Playlist

Pia Bouman School for Ballet & Creative Movement

Posted by Erica Lefaive, 2 years, 2 months ago

Pia Bouman's School for Ballet & Creative Movement opened its doors over 30 years ago offering an opportunity for anyone with a desire to learn a chance to dance. As they gear up to bring The Nutcracker to the Lismer Hall stage for another year we re-visit the love and labour that has gone into creating the Pia Bouman community.

Pia Bouman

Holiday Market Roundup: West Side Edition

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 2 months ago

With a little over two weeks left until last-minute shoppers storm the streets, check out these five West End Holiday Markets and support our local community's artists + artisans making gifts that are way more impressive than another mermaid coffee shop gift card.