All We Want for Christmas

The King Eddy makes a heckuva gift this holiday season – just look at the jaunty red bow wrapped around it!

Friends and fans of the former King Edward Hotel – and the proposed National Music Centre that will soon embrace it – showed up November 8th to kick off the All I Want for Christmas is a New King Eddy fundraising campaign.

With the sidewalk in front of the King Eddy spilling over with Cantos elves, hot chocolate-sipping, cookie-nibbling well wishers, and the Cantos House Band, Andrew Mosker, CEO of Cantos/National Music Centre, told us he hoped we’d all find a new King Eddy in our stockings – or at least a royal blue Long Live the King T-shirt. So much better than tube socks or lip gloss.

The historic home of the blues could use a hand in becoming the centrepiece of the planned National Music Centre, and making a donation toward its restoration is just one way to help this long-time East Village neighbour. The unique fundraiser announced on the steps of the historic landmark amplifies the love by allowing everyone to become part of it.

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