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Pucker Up for Drakeland's Lemonade Stand

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

Beat the heat with our boozy thirst-quenchers. Meet us on the Sky Yard for a Drakeland twist on a summer classic: the Lemonade Stand!

Drake Lemonade Stand
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Hotel + Travel

Drakeland at the Drake Hotel

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

We're bringing an amusement park flavour to Queen West this summer! From the fairground atmosphere of 86'd Mondays watermelon-eating contest to the slightly eerier (but always fun) Park After Dark house parties, our big-top action will be non-stop.



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Hotel + Travel

Vintage Toronto: Historic Snapshots

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago

We take a cruise down memory lane through the streets of Hogtown. These vintage photographs are from the city archives and are filled with charming glimpses into the Toronto that was. Plus, all that retro typography is easy on the eyes! Check out a few of our favourite shots.

Vintage Toronto
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Food + Drink

Mouthwatering Fun + Community Support = Burger Week!

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago

Burger Week is upon us! We're joining forces with The Grid to bring you an entire week of two things we can't get enough of: burgers + supporting our community.

Burger Week
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Music

Music Monday: Bee Gees - Massachusetts

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago


Another sad passing as we lost Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees last week. Not only a pop icon, but also part of a great songwriting team. He will be missed.
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Music

Music Monday: Nicolas Jaar: BBC Essentials Mix

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago

The young musician Nicolas Jaar, a Drake favourite, has just released his first BBC essentials mix. The eclectic two hour mix includes ambitious tracks from the likes of Jay-Z, Aphex Twin, Marvin Gaye, Just Friends (Jaar and Sasha Spielberg), My Girl and Me (probably Jaar) + *NSYNC. Listen to the full thing here!

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Music

Hear Her Tonight: Drake Takes 5 With Ashleigh Semkiw

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago

A friend of Drake, Ashleigh Semkiw is a songwriter, performance artist and operatic soprano- not to mention drop dead gorgeous! In anticipation for her long weekend show in the Underground, we sat down with her for a quick chat.

Ashleigh Semkiw
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People

Our People: Bryony Lavery

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago

Blogging about exciting people wouldn't be complete without talking about some of the exciting people who come through our doors; our hotel guests! Meet award-winning playwright, Bryony Lavery.

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Style

Shared: Our Beloved Basics

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago

Knit, cut + sewn entirely in Toronto, Shared Beloved Basics are designed in partnership with our pals at the Drake General Store! We love seeing our neighbours and friends wear and enjoy Shared.

Shared
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Music

Music Monday: Duran Duran - Rio

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago


And celebrating its 30th birthday - we have the forever iconic video for 'Rio' by Duran Duran.
Proving the theory that boats, babes + shoulder pads never get old when it comes to music videos.
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