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Drake Scribbles: D Is For The Drake Hotel

Posted by Jen McNeely, 8 months ago

Meet the author + illustrator behind Toronto ABC and Canada ABC when he visits The Drake for a special Highchair Hangouts on Tuesday, FEB. 21!

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Meet Jasmine Baker, culinary enthusiast + hospitality pro

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year ago

It takes a village: "It's celebrating your village and appreciating your village. To me, that is the foundation of any great business, of any great professional."

Jasmine Baker, For the Love of Food
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My Night In Nine: A Club Called Rhonda w/ April Wozny

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year ago

With seven years of the Business Woman's Special behind her, April Wozny is the queen of queer who loves going full tilt with the city's reigning queens.

My Night In Nine: April Wozny
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Art, film history, craft: Your Six for Late September

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

For the past week, the city has been abuzz with TIFF, and while we love our annual film festival, we're here to remind you of other lively cultural events that should be on your radar.

Six in the six
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PHOTOS: Inside Canada's Film Party at TIFF

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

The Drake Hotel played host to the annual + beloved Canada Party at TIFF.

DirectorX
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Creative Class: TIFF Filmmaker, Molly McGlynn

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

While the combination of challenges that goes into producing a film for TIFF would have dismayed most, Molly was determined to get a short into the festival, and she did.

Molly Glynn, TIFF Filmmaker on the Drake Blog
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#TBT: TIFF memories at The Drake

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

With twelve years of TIFF behind us, we've got stories.

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MY NIGHT IN NINE: SHARMARKE ABDI A.K.A. @RE.MARK

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

Best known for his moody cityscape shots and street-side portraits of the other Drake, we invited photographer Sharmarke Abdi (of worshipped IG account @re.mark) to spend a night at The Drake Hotel and share his visit in nine pics.

Sharmarke Abdi, My Night in Nine
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In the Principal's Office at Etobicoke School of the Arts

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

Advice from the principal of the Etobicoke School of the Arts: "Expose your kids to art." Read on for our latest Lunch + Learn with Principal Rob Mackinnon.

ESA Principal x The Drake
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TIFF's Programmer of Canadian Features, Magali Simard

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

With opening night only days away, the energy buzzing at TIFF Bell Lightbox is palpable. Lucky for us, we snuck in a Lunch + Learn with TIFF Programmer Magali Simard between selecting outfits + changing the landscape of the Canadian film industry.

Magali Simard Lunch + Learn TIFF