All blog posts by Stephan Petar

Drake Blog

Drake Commissary


Posted by Stephan Petar, 8 months, 3 weeks ago

It’s hard to imagine Toronto as an industrial hub with factories sprawled across the city in areas like Liberty Village and the Entertainment District. While these areas gentrified years ago, the Junction Triangle is in the midst of its transformation from an industrial wasteland to a booming community and arts and culture destination.

Food + Drink

The Art of Food with Sara Waxman

Posted by Stephan Petar, 1 year ago

When Sara entered The Drake Hotel Lounge, I knew I was going to consume a wealth of knowledge. Sitting in our booth, I provided a synopsis of the interview. It was to be served as a three course meal - we’d start with her career, followed by the art of food writing and end with a rich and tasty retrospective of Toronto’s food scene.

Waxman 1

Exploring Mystical Landscapes

Posted by Stephan Petar, 1 year, 4 months ago

Last week we were invited on a magical journey through the gallery’s latest exhibition Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more

Hodler Ferdinand, Der Niesen vom Heustrich aus , 1909

Drake Love Story: JT and Christina

Posted by Stephan Petar, 1 year, 5 months ago

They met at The Drake Hotel and got engaged at Drake Devonshire. This is JT and Christina's love story.


Exploring the neighbourhood: The Theatre Centre

Posted by Stephan Petar, 1 year, 5 months ago

We head down the street to meet our neighbours The Theatre Centre.

The Theatre Centre
Special Events

How to identify an islander with Ivy Knight

Posted by Stephan Petar, 1 year, 5 months ago

Do you know if you're an Islander? Well we can help you find out!


Wildlife emerges from the Canadian wilderness

Posted by Stephan Petar, 1 year, 5 months ago

We sat down with Wildlife to discuss the past, performing at Drake Underground and their must have items when on tour.


Exploring the work of Tau Lewis

Posted by Stephan Petar, 1 year, 5 months ago

We chat with sculptor and mixed media artist Tau Lewis and her piece in The Drake Hotel's Prismatic exhibition.

Tau Lewis
Special Events

TIFF Through Your Eyes

Posted by Stephan Petar, 1 year, 5 months ago

We’ve finally recovered from all the TIFF fun – have you?

LA Airstream,

Can sports change the world?

Posted by Stephan Petar, 1 year, 6 months ago

The powerful documentary Giants of Africa held a pre-premiere party at The Drake Hotel during TIFF.

Film Poster