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Archive for July 24th, 2012

Memories of the Embassy Cultural House & the Sunnyside, pls. & 10q

- July 24th, 2012

15 Embassy Hotel circa 1990 Photo John Tamblyn

The Embassy Hotel, 1990, Photo: John Tamblyn. Courtesy of Museum London.

Embassy 1990 Rebecca Diederichs

The Embassy Hotel, 1990, Photo: Rebecca Diederichs. Courtesy of Museum London

Museum London is paying tribute to the Embassy Cultural House which flourished at 732 Dundas St. The years 1983-1990 are the focus of the exhibition curated by Robert “Bob” McKaskell, Windsor’s gift to London artscene explorations.

Bob guides a tour of the exhibition on Sunday (July 29) at 1 p.m. There is also a Ron Benner-chefed corn roast (tremendous taste) & London music ace Frank Ridsdale (tremendous, too) on hand.

JBNBlog is looking for memories of the Embassy Cultural House and of a much earlier incarnation as the Sunnyside Hotel. Ace historian Mike Baker says the Sunnyside was the name from 1936 to c. 1963. Sunnyside memories & other anecdotes gratefully received.

Semper Sunnyside, semper Embassy.