All blog posts by Drake

Drake Blog

Art

Five Questions: Kehinde Wiley

Posted by Drake, 4 months, 4 weeks ago

As an artist, Kehinde Wiley is both equally concerned with art history – those grand, majestic portraits by the likes of Gainsborough and Titian – as he is with representation, swapping English kings and queens for swaggering Harlem gents in their finest hip-hop frippery.

Kehinde Wiley's "Femme piquee par un serpent"
Continue reading Five Questions: Kehinde Wiley
Art

Turning Ten: Shannon Gillette Discusses our Birthday Piñata

Posted by Drake, 5 months ago

Pinatas, for all their outlandish, paper mache glory, represent a celebration of life.

Behind the glass: Shannon Gillette's Drake Turns Ten Piñata.
Continue reading Turning Ten: Shannon Gillette Discusses our Birthday Piñata
Music

Music Monday: Pinball Sessions: Hooded Fang

Posted by Drake, 5 months ago

Hooded Fang pops at Pinball Sessions.

Hooded Fang play the 2011 Hillside Festival.
Continue reading Music Monday: Pinball Sessions: Hooded Fang
Music

Gondry Presents Metronomy's "Love Letters"

Posted by Drake, 5 months ago

French film visionary Michel Gondry hits the music video circuit once again, this time with Metronomy's "Love Letters."

Metronomy's "Love Letters"
Continue reading Gondry Presents Metronomy's "Love Letters"
Hotel + Travel

Drake's History, Queen West's History

Posted by Drake, 5 months, 1 week ago

Metro News makes us a little misty-eyed with an insightful look at our history, and we weigh in.

Down The Line The Drake Hotel TIFF
Continue reading Drake's History, Queen West's History
Hotel + Travel

Drake in 2014: You've come a long way, baby

Posted by Drake, 5 months, 1 week ago

Take a look at not only our beginnings, but the early days of a scene.

Not bad for humble beginnings, right?
Continue reading Drake in 2014: You've come a long way, baby
Music

Sounds from our opening: Off the International Radar

Posted by Drake, 5 months, 1 week ago

Think back, all the way to the cradle. Or to Drake's cradle, at any rate.

Image courtesy of Hand Drawn Dracula
Continue reading Sounds from our opening: Off the International Radar
Music

Music Monday: Robert Ellis - Comin' Home

Posted by Drake, 5 months, 1 week ago

Nothing like a soothing, southern Texan drawl + accompanying guitar chords to warm you up on a cold day. Robert Ellis will be playing the Drake Underground this Thursday, in support of his upcoming album, Photographs .

Robert Ellis
Continue reading Music Monday: Robert Ellis - Comin' Home
Hotel + Travel

Carlo's Great California Road Trip

Posted by Drake, 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Are you in Toronto and looking out the window right now? Do you hate the snow? Are you sick of winter? If you answered "yes" to even one of those questions, we've got your medicine. Or we're about to make life worse for you. Take your pick.

Carlo's Great California Road Trip
Continue reading Carlo's Great California Road Trip
Hotel + Travel

Celebrating Ten Years on Queen West

Posted by Drake, 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Help us celebrate ten amazing years on Queen West from February 14 through February 20.

tenyer
Continue reading Celebrating Ten Years on Queen West