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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.

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Pat Massier says:

    In the 1970s, I worked for a finance company located at 750 Dundas Street. Thursday and Friday evenings we used to go to the Embassy Hotel to make collection calls on many of our delinquent customers. Can you imagine trying that today?

  2. Evelina Cardoso says:

    My mom worked at the Embassy as a Chambermaid when she came to Canada in the 1960′s. According to her it was a scary place to be back then. The owners at the time were lovely people and really helped our family settle into a new country.

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