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Food + Drink

French Fries vs. Chips: A Deep Fried History

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

Do you ever wonder who invented the burger's best accessory? We're not talking buns, silly- we're talking fries! Whether you call them chips and enjoy in a newspaper bed or put ketchup on them like the boy with glasses, fries have become a western staple.

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Art

Distorted Gravity: Photography by Anka Zhuravleva

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

Russian artist, Anka Zhuravleva has created these breathtaking images in her series "Distorted Gravity." Each one gives us chills and makes us wish that we could fly!

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People

Drake Life

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

Drake’s employment culture is focused on supporting our staff to build long term and rewarding careers. We believe that the best way to do this is to have fun and take time to celebrate achievements! We learn through our successes and mistakes, challenge ourselves to keep growing and most importantly, communicate openly and with respect for one another. As a member of our team you'll quickly see that The Drake Hotel is more than just a place to work. It is a place for our staff to live, play, give, learn and grow.

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Style

Eating in the Dark is Green: Our Earth Hour Dinner

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

We had so much fun on Saturday night dining in the dark with you. Check out some of the photos from our green foodie event. With acoustic tunes provided by Peirson Ross, the night was a treat for our ears + bellies.

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Music

Music Monday: Air France (Memory Tapes Version) - It Feels Good to be Around You

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago


Air France's new song is pretty perfect on its own. Now that Memory Tapes has remixed it, we can certainly say that this is one spring tune we want stuck in our heads!

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Hotel + Travel

Our Hotel Rooms + Hallways Had a Drake-Over!

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

Our famous Drake Crashpads, dens, salons + the suite have had a Drake-over! Joining creative forces with design firm 3rd Uncle we've reinvented our Hotel rooms and hallways. In typical Drake fashion the space is contemporary, yet filled with historical references and bold accents. Want to take a sneak peek?

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Hotel + Travel

Fresh Fish + Hot Sauce: We Travel To the Bahamian Islands

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

When winter strikes, it's oh so tempting to head towards the equator for a week filled with swimming, reading, exploring and of course eating local cuisine! We ventured to Great Exuma in the Bahamian Islands, check out some photos from our tropical adventure.

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Music

Music Monday: Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago


After a week of near-summer weather, it's back to reality.
But thankfully, the groundhog appears to be right and spring is just around the corner. Nothing says sunshine and good vibes like the Doobie Brothers!
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People

Our People: Michael Shepard

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 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 TV producer, Michael Shepard.

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Hotel + Travel

Culture Shop Returns by Popular Demand!

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 9 months ago

Culture Shop Package is Drake's guide to Toronto's best shopping districts + boutiques!

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