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The Drake's Inuit Art Symposium: A Re-cap

Posted by Ashley Mulvihill , 1 month, 2 weeks ago

As part of the programming around our first Inuit art exhibition, Maanngat, The Drake hosted a symposium to explore important issues around Inuit art. In partnership with Dorset Fine Arts + the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative, speakers included The Power Plant Director Gaetane Verna, curator and scholar of Inuit Art Dr. Nancy Campbell, + artist Saimaiyu Akesuk, who joined us by Skype from her home in Cape Dorset. Check out our re-cap - with full videos of the symposium!

Inuit Art
Art

Top 5 exhibits to look forward to in March

Posted by Stacie Ant, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The Drake blog brings you up to date with our selection of top 5 most exciting exhibits of the month; consisting of emerging artists who are doing interesting stuff in Toronto and internationally recognized artists whose work represents contemporary art globally.

Rafman
Food + Drink

Grow a Pair: The Grange Gamay x Whole Sea Bream

Posted by Adrienne Friesen, 1 month, 3 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
Art

Inside the Studio: Ness Lee for everyone

Posted by Christine Vu, 1 month, 4 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, 2 months 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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Art

Supper Club Cinema's Gabrielle Leith interviews filmmaker Haya Waseem

Posted by Gabrielle Leith, 2 months 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