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Learn to Save w/ The Budget Babes: Alanna Abramski

Posted by Madeleine Till, 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Did you end your year in the red? Need a little money motivation? Why not kick off 2018 on the right financial foot. We're hosting a brand new series of workshops with Alanna Abramski of The Budget Babes, beginning with Budgeting 101: Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together on January 18th and Investing 101 on February 1st. Read on for the low down on Alanna's workshops and get to know a bit about The Budget Babe herself.

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Winter 2018 Artists in Residency

Posted by Madeleine Till, 1 month ago

At The Drake, the new year brings with it a new roster of amazing Artists in Residence. From choreographers, to musicians, to visual artists, get a closer look at the upcoming winter line up of residents set to participate in the A.I.R. program at Drake Devonshire.

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Pixel & Bristle X Drake Underground Holiday Market

Posted by Madeleine Till, 2 months, 1 week ago

Looking to load up on design savvy holiday gifts? Impress your friends (or treat yourself) with a little something from Pixel & Bristle’s annual Holiday Market in the Drake Underground.

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Studio Visit w/ Collage Artist Jenn Murphy

Posted by Madeleine Till, 3 months ago

Artist Jennifer Murphy’s collages explore the natural cycles of life, death, and rebirth. This fall, Jenn is contributing to the Drake Art’s annual Art Toronto artist activations as well as working on a printed multiple for guests of our Dinner Party.

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Kate Benedict & Tamara Hart: Curating For Unconventional Spaces

Posted by Madeleine Till, 5 months, 1 week ago

We sat down with emerging curatorial duo Kate Benedict and Tamara Hart to talk collaboration, curating for unconventional spaces, and their exhibition take your legs and your shoes (on view at The Drake Hotel until October 17).

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Sarah Choi on Dance, Film, and How Her Life Turned Upside Down Overnight

Posted by Madeleine Till, 5 months, 3 weeks ago

"I’ve always been passionate about dance films, and I’ve always wanted to create my own film festival. So at this point in my life, it was like 'Why not!' I had lost everything, which also meant I could do whatever I wanted." This past June, filmmaker Sarah Choi partnered with Momentum Dance Toronto to bring the 1st Annual Lights Dance Festival to the Drake Hotel.

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Studio Visit w/ Artist Luke Siemens

Posted by Madeleine Till, 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Luke Siemens is a multidisciplinary artist with a keen interest in architecture and condo-culture. His tongue-in-cheek installation PlyGuy is included in our upcoming group show View Finder at the Drake Devonshire. We caught up with Luke at his studio in Toronto’s west end to talk about his process, interests, and future plans.

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