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Inside the Studio: Ness Lee for everyone

Posted by Christine Vu, 4 weeks ago

Self-described as a “noodle lovin' pot stickin' son of a bun from Toronto,” Ness Lee’s sense of humour is just one of the reasons why we love her. She's shown twice at The Drake Hotel and is one of this year's artists-in-residence at The Drake Devonshire. We get to see how her art is made and how it lives inside her own studio and home.

Ness 1
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Supper Club Cinema's Gabrielle Leith interviews filmmaker Haya Waseem

Posted by Gabrielle Leith, 1 month ago

Four courses, four short films. The Drake is hosting it's first Supper Club Cinema on March 5th with curated content by founder Gabrielle Leith, featuring a collection of local and international shorts by all female filmmakers. In anticipation of the event, Gabrielle talks to Haya Waseem, director of Shahzad.

Filmmaker Heya Wasseem
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Exploring Mystical Landscapes

Posted by Stephan Petar, 5 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
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A small note from Hairy Chest Man

Posted by Drake, 1 year ago

Hi, I'm Hairy Chest Man. For most of my life, I've been lounging on a bed in a comfy Crash Pad at The Drake Hotel. (I hear there is a guy like me in every room. Although, all of us have our own eccentricities.)

WakuWaku escapes The Drake Hotel
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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014 transforms Drake into a Safe Space

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 6 months ago

For Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014, “Safe Space” will be a series of site-specific performances and installations that will evolve through the night, with artists’ leading a communal exploration for guests into physical and virtual natures, delving into the graphic artifacts from a pre-bits and bytes world.

A still from Sara Ludy + Nicolas Sassoon's Wallpapers facade projection (Courtesy of the artists)
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Summer in the City

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 8 months ago

We’re this close to opening the Drake Devonshire Inn in Wellington and a new Drake General Store in Ottawa, but before we bust our geographical boundaries, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate summer in Toronto.

Toronto Sklyline