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Food + Drink

We Love Our Mocktails Like We Love Our Cocktails

Posted by Jen McNeely, 2 weeks, 2 days ago

In a recent Globe and Mail article entitled "The Dry Life," author Caitlin Agnew examines a fashionable trend towards sober living.

mocktails
Drake One Fifty

Things Heat Up For Twilight Tuesdays

Posted by Jen McNeely, 2 weeks, 4 days ago

“Get me a cold glass of red sangria ASAP!”

twilight tuesdays
Art

Kellen Hatanaka's Mural on The Drake Café Patio

Posted by Maggie Lever, 2 weeks, 5 days ago

There is a new mural on The Drake Café patio by Toronto-based artist and graphic designer, Kellen Hatanaka! Based on the curated Desert Cool (aka 1960s Palm Springs) summer theme at the Drake and influenced by the patio space, Hatanaka’s work depicts various unique plants and planters painted on a white wooden fence.

Drake Cafe Patio Kellen Hatanaka
Community

Six Things To Do In #The6ix This August

Posted by Jen McNeely, 2 weeks, 6 days ago

We've decided to start a list of monthly happenings in Toronto because a) we love an eclectic mix of cool culture, and b) we want to offer both city dwellers and hotel guests an easy list to refer to that makes planning simple.

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Hotel + Travel

My Night In Nine: Matt Barnes, Photographer

Posted by Jen McNeely, 3 weeks ago

We invited award-winning photographer Matt Barnes to stay a night at The Drake Hotel with his family capturing the magic in the quiet moments. The result: the most beautiful family photo session to ever take place around here.

My Night in Nine Matt Barnes, Photographer The Drake Hotel
People

#DrakeDreams: Alexander Pilon, Property Ambassador

Posted by Drake, 3 weeks ago

With a firm belief in the strength of ideas, Alexander Pilon relies heavily on this mantra whether he's writing, connecting with others, or working at Drake Devonshire as Property Ambassador. For this week's #DrakeDreams, we caught up with Alex to talk about his creative process, shared in a couple of his pizza-loving, death-defying stories, and learned of his plans for the future.

Alex Pilon