The King Edward Hotel (King Eddy) historical landmark was abated and retrofitted to be incorporated into the new National Music Centre. The hotel, built in the early 1900s, was one of Canada’s first blues bars, and gained national reputation. The three storey exterior façade and envelope of the King Eddy was incorporated into the National Music Centre design. The original exterior signage was also utilized for the project. Major abatement and demolition work was completed, along with restoration of the historical components.