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Food + Drink

Grow a Pair: The Grange Gamay x Whole Sea Bream

Posted by Adrienne Friesen, 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Revealing The Drake’s perfect pairings one post at a time. We're breaking all the rules + pairing fish w/ a red wine!

Grow a Pair - Grange teaser
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Inside the Studio: Ness Lee for everyone

Posted by Christine Vu, 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Self-described as a “noodle lovin' pot stickin' son of a bun from Toronto,” Ness Lee’s sense of humour is just one of the reasons why we love her. She's shown twice at The Drake Hotel and is one of this year's artists-in-residence at The Drake Devonshire. We get to see how her art is made and how it lives inside her own studio and home.

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Food + Drink

The Art of Food with Sara Waxman

Posted by Stephan Petar, 9 months, 3 weeks ago

When Sara entered The Drake Hotel Lounge, I knew I was going to consume a wealth of knowledge. Sitting in our booth, I provided a synopsis of the interview. It was to be served as a three course meal - we’d start with her career, followed by the art of food writing and end with a rich and tasty retrospective of Toronto’s food scene.

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Supper Club Cinema's Gabrielle Leith interviews filmmaker Haya Waseem

Posted by Gabrielle Leith, 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Four courses, four short films. The Drake is hosting it's first Supper Club Cinema on March 5th with curated content by founder Gabrielle Leith, featuring a collection of local and international shorts by all female filmmakers. In anticipation of the event, Gabrielle talks to Haya Waseem, director of Shahzad.

Filmmaker Heya Wasseem
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Drake Scribbles: D Is For The Drake Hotel

Posted by Jen McNeely, 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Meet the author + illustrator behind Toronto ABC and Canada ABC when he visits The Drake for a special Highchair Hangouts on Tuesday, FEB. 21!

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Choreographer Iain Rowe: Artist-In-Residence

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 10 months ago

We invited choreographer Iain Rowe to be our first ever dance focused Artist-in-Residence at our Drake Devonshire location. Born and raised in Canada, educated and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto, he went on to join The Royal Danish Ballet at the mere age of eighteen. Twelve years later with a Masters degree in Choreographic Studies from New York University, he has created an extensive repertoire integrating his broad range of experiences and we've been lucky enough to learn about his process and practice.

Ulrik Birkkjær and Susanne Grinder in »Memento« Photograph by Henning Sjørstrøm