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Dinner Party Talk w/ Jennifer Dewasha

Posted by Ivy Knight, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Meet one of the chefs of the anticipated Dinner Party. Not only does Colette's chef Jennifer Dewasha have a seat at the table, she's impacting the way it's set.

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People

IT'S IN THE CARDS: CHATTING W/ DRAKE COMMISSARY NIKI BOGHOSSIAN

Posted by Kayleigh Robinson, 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Want to get enlightened? Meet The Drake's resident Tarot card reader, Niki Boghossian who just so happens to also be a server at the Drake Commissary. She sets up shop at the Drake Hotel Lounge or the Commissary on alternating (Tarot) Tuesdays and to help guests get in touch with their intuition. We spoke to her about all things Tarot and ask some character determining questions.

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Music

My Night in Nine: Polaris Music Prize Juror Catherine Pogonat

Posted by Drake, 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Before the Polaris Music Prize grand jury gathered to pick a recipient for this year's award, they settled in at The Drake where the big music night would behin and end. Follow along with jury member and Montreal radio and television personality, Catherine Pogonat in My Night in Nine.

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Food + Drink

New Menu: Fall In Love With Drake Catering

Posted by Drake, 2 months ago

While it may not feel like fall here in Toronto, the hotel is gearing up for the season of hot apple cider, leather jackets, and comfort food.

Fall Octopus
Music

CBC MUSIC'S RAINA DOURIS HOSTS THE POLARIS PRIZE GALA

Posted by Megan Hilario, 2 months ago

Tonight, at the Polaris Prize Music Gala, an 11 member Grand Jury debates on the 10 short-listed albums and chooses a winner for this year’s Polaris Prize based on artistic merit. The event will be broadcasted live on CBC Music where numerous performances from the shortlisted artists will take place. Later, the official after-party is here at The Drake Hotel. We spoke to this year’s Polaris Host Raina Douris (Host, Radio 2 Morning, CBC Music) about the gala, what it means to host the event and having the life of a music guru.

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Music

Polaris Music Prize: Q + A w/ Founder Steve Jordan

Posted by Drake, 2 months ago

Ahead of tonight's main event (and our favourite part, personally, the bumpin' after-party) we talked to the founder and executive director of the Polaris Music Prize, Steve Jordan, to get a crash course on how the long-running award holds up in 2017.

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