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Drake Lab Update: Cameron Lee's Instant Fashion Show

Posted by Drake, 4 months ago

On Jul 21, the Drake Lab played host to Instant Fashion Show, an event that’s part of the public programming coinciding with Cameron Lee’s behind the curtain Drake Lab residency. Our assistant curator, Rea McNamara, provides a recap of the event.

Cameron Lee Instant Fashion Show Group
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Music

Music Monday: Any Kind

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 1 week ago

Any Kind is a band composed of four friends, hailing from Chicago. Their folk-pop music sounds like it comes to them effortlessly, the way a master can make their craft look easy.

Any Kind
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Music

Meet PHOX: A few minutes with Monica Martin

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 1 week ago

Meet PHOX: A sextet with a penchant for confetti, friends + poutine.

PHOX the band
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Food + Drink

Bikeable City

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 1 week ago

One of the loveliest things about our city is how bike obsessed many of us are, and how much green space there actually is to explore. Who needs bike lanes anyway, when you can bike in the cool green woods that are tucked within Toronto city limits? If you're sticking around the city this weekend, check out these off the streets biking options. We even give you ideas about where you can stop and eat on the way, or which spots are best to pack a picnic.

Part of the Lower Don Trail (image via whyilovetoronto.tumblr.com)
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Hotel + Travel

Summer in the City

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 1 week ago

We’re this close to opening the Drake Devonshire Inn in Wellington and a new Drake General Store in Ottawa, but before we bust our geographical boundaries, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate summer in Toronto.

Toronto Sklyline
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Music

Music Monday: Your Boy Brian

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Your Boy Brian is our boy too! Feel like dancing the night away? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Your Boy Brian
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Food + Drink

Food Friday: A Peek at Drake One Fifty's Pop Up w/ NYC Chef Justin Smillie

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Earlier this week we were stoked to host NYC rising star chef Justin Smillie for a pop-up at Drake One Fifty.

Justin Smilie PopUp1
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Art

Five Artist Residencies Worth Travelling For

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Pursuing a career in the arts? Forget a MFA. If you're looking to mix your travel with your studio time, here's a selection of five artist residencies worth checking out.

Summer Residencies Banff Art Centre
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Hotel + Travel

Hotels We Love - Amsterdam

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 2 weeks ago

In our second edition of Hotels We Love, and because we've been following The Netherlands closely in the World Cup (argh!), we wanted to share our faves from Amsterdam. A city long known for its progressive stance on social issues, relaxed attitude toward certain smokeable herbs, friendliness, and love of bicycles, Amsterdam also boasts many fine places to stay. Here's a round up of our top picks to consider for your next vakantie en Nederland.

The lovely canals of Amsterdam (image via Wikipedia)
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Music

Music Monday: Ages and Ages

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Ages and Ages celebrates their second album, Divisionary.

Ages and Ages
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