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Matty DeMille's Chef Basics

Posted by Drake, 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Armchair Chef? Secretly aspire to cook like a real one? We're only a couple of months away from enjoying Drake Devonshire Head Chef Matt DeMille's recipes on the patio of the Dev overlooking Lake Ontario. Until then, Matt's teamed up with the Globe and Mail to bring you these handy instructional videos + help you recreate them at home. Let's get started!

Matt DeMille
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Food + Drink

86'D 5th Anniversary: Celebrating Monday (fundays) with Ivy Knight

Posted by Drake, 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Food + Drink

Pop-Up Dinner w/ NYC Star Chef Justin Smillie

Posted by Drake, 3 months, 4 weeks ago

On July 8, we're getting into a New York state of mind at Drake One Fifty when Chef Justin Smillie previews the menu from his soon-to-open NYC joint at this one-night-only pop-up dinner.

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Food + Drink

DIY Summer Cocktails

Posted by Drake, 3 months, 4 weeks ago

We've chosen our absolute favourite summer cocktails and given you the top secret recipes for how to make them yourselves.

Paloma
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Food + Drink

Summer Season at Drake One Fifty

Posted by Drake, 4 months ago

It’s finally here guys! After months of waiting, Toronto has been blessed with warm weather and sunny skies… and we think Drake One Fifty is the perfect place for you to celebrate. We've got a gorgeous patio, boozy slushies, DJ’s, and more. Here’s the inside scoop on our summer favourites.

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Music

Music Monday: A Club Called Rhonda

Posted by Drake, 4 months ago

World Pride is in full swing here at the Drake Hotel and we're so excited for a Club Called Rhonda to bring their polysexual dance party to us!

A Club called rhonda
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People

#HUSTLEHARD: Literary Works

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 1 week ago

We know it’s a hustle working as a creative in this city, but who says you can’t stay on the grind while chilling on the Sky Yard? This Sunday, we launch the first installment of #HUSTLEHARD, an event series hosted by local journalist Anupa Mistry.

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Art

Marlon Griffith Kicks Off Drake Lab Summer Artist in Residence Programme

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 2 weeks ago

In 2012, we launched the Drake Lab, which expanded upon our Artist in Residence programme in providing free street-side open studio to artists and collectives to create, play and explore. This summer, we’re very excited to re-launch our pop-up space with Marlon Griffith.

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Music

Music Monday: Young & Sick

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Young & Sick has us falling in love.

Young + Sick
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Hotel + Travel

Far Flung Festivals

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 2 weeks ago

There's no reason to chase sunshine during Toronto's summer. But one of the reason's we pull out our passports between June and September is to see amazing music festivals. Here's our hit list and essential packing guides.

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