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Drake AV Club: Mike Reynolds

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

Drake AV is a collective for emerging video artists. We've already introduced you to Chloe Brouitt, and now want to invite you into the weird and wonderful mind of AV club member, Mike Reynolds. Getting inside his head is a wild trip that may inspire you to go reexamine your collection of dusty VHS tapes, or take a razor and splice them up.

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Drake General Store

Weekend Warriors: Tokyo Smoke Pop-Up at Drake General Store

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

This weekend, as part of our summer-long Weekend Warriors programme, our friends at Tokyo Smoke will be moving into the third-floor space at Drake General Store on Queen West. They'll be showing off their curated Cannabis products, serving rare Blue Mountain coffee from Jamaica, and answering all your burning questions about marijuana: the biz, the product, and/or how you consume it.

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Music

Live in the Drake Underground - August Playlist

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

August be bumpin' in the Drake Underground.

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Special Events

Relive the Food, Art + Fashion of Drake x WayHome

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

We entered the green fields with curious wonder and left with heads and hearts filled deep with creative thought. Was it all a dream?

WayHome x Drake
People

Drake One Fifty Lunch & Learn: AGO's Christy Thompson

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

Christy Thompson is an artist and disrupter; she doesn't care to please you. She also holds the prestigious title as the Chief of Exhibitions and Collections at the AGO, meaning she's responsible for the well-being of over 90,000 pieces of art.

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Food + Drink

Meet the Maker: Kaya Ogruce, Death In Venice Gelato

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 1 month ago

The birth of Death in Venice gelato happened when Kaya Ogruce and his girlfriend were on a motorcycle trip across Sicily. It's as romantic and sexy as it sounds.

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Food + Drink

Meet The Maker: André Hueston Mack of Mouton Noir Wines

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 2 months ago

Before he was a renowned rebel winemaker, André Hueston Mack was a sommelier at The French Laundry in Yountville, California. He had a successful career in banking prior to working at one of the world's most famous fine dining institutions. His journey has been full of unexpected twists and turns, and it this sense of curiosity and willingness to take risks that has shaped and defined the Mouton Noir Wines.

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Art

Drake AV Club: Chloe Brouitt

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 2 months ago

Last month, we chose seven participants to make up our first-ever Drake AV, a collective for young emerging video artists. From bizarre to hilarious, the stuff coming out of the Drake AV is something to behold - and they'll be gracing Drake TV screens before you know it. Meet some of the young talent we've been working with...starting with Chloe Brouitt.

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Drake General Store

Simple Summer Pleasures: Augie's Ice Pops at DGS

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 2 months ago

Next time you visit Drake General Store on Queen West, cool off with a handmade, all-natural Augie's Ice Pop. We love the taste, but we also love a good story, and Janet Dimond's beloved Toronto company is definitely that.

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Food + Drink

Decompress in Prince Edward County with Chef Jamie Kennedy

Posted by Jen McNeely, 1 year, 2 months ago

If you're visiting us at Drake by the Lake in the next couple months and seeking a divine culinary experience, reserve a spot at Chef Jamie Kennedy's Summer Dinner Series. Wine on the ridge, five-course dinner, bonfire...it's as dreamy as it sounds.

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