In 1974, Nimbus 9 Records moved to a new location at 39 Hazelton Avenue, just 2 blocks south of the old Ben McPeek offices. 

Hazelton Avenue

Photo credit: Gary Muth for Nimbus 9.  Used with permission.

 

39 Hazelton Avenue

Photo credit: Gary Muth for Nimbus 9.  Used with permission.

 

Bob Ezrin (in the vintage car) later became a Nimbus 9 business partner. 

Photo credit: Gary Muth for Nimbus 9.  Used with permission.

"Bob Ezrin was my doing," exclaimed Allan Macmillan. "I met Bob when I was MD for  Spring Thaw 1970.  Concept - music would be rock and the band would be on stage.  Bob was managing Icarus and because I needed someone who could translate musical 'arranged ideas' to a group of musos who couldn't read music, Bob became my assistant MD.  The collaboration worked out just fine, although Nathan Cohen hated the show as did almost  everybody else who had ever had any connection with prior versions of that long-lived Canadian chestnut.  Howard Bateman produced the show.  I came with Howard via my prior connection as MD for the first Canadian production of 'Jacques Brel etc.'  Howard was the Canadian partner with the American creators of Brel.  I touted Bob's obvious capabilities to Jack and he agreed Nimbus should get him into the fold.  He was originally just an employee, along with Gary Muth (later A & R with Warner Bros.) and their job was to sign and manage artists and songwriters.  Following Bob's great success with Alice Cooper, Bob was made a partner.  About 2 years after that event, Bob launched out on his own and the rest is history."

Note: Bob Ezrin did indeed become very successful in the music industry for in 1981 he co-produced the highly successful pop album, The Wall by Pink Floyd.  He also produced Storm Warning by Murray McLaughlan and a track from that album entitled If the Wind Could Blow My Troubles Away became the theme song for the 1981 International Year of Disabled Persons.

 

Courtyard at 39 Hazelton Avenue.

Photo credit: Gary Muth for Nimbus 9.  Used with permission.

 

Entrance to Nimbus 9.  Note the signage above the door with the Nimbus 9 label.

Photo credit: Gary Muth for Nimbus 9.  Used with permission.

 

Hallway of Nimbus 9

Photo credit: Gary Muth for Nimbus 9.  Used with permission.

 

The office desk of Gary Muth at Nimbus 9. 

Photo credit: Gary Muth for Nimbus 9.  Used with permission.

 

Another view of Hazelton Avenue in Toronto.

Photo credit: Gary Muth for Nimbus 9.  Used with permission.