By: Lesley

Jul 21 2011

Category: SIGNS, Toronto


Honest Ed’s has been a Toronto landmark for over 60 years. A truly unique shopping experience, this emporium has been at the same location since it opened in 1948. It is actually two stores (connected by a bridge) taking up an entire block and is a maze of aisles of discounts on the inside and a marquee sign with 23,000 blinking lights on the outside. You can read more about the man, Ed Mirvish here.

Participating in signs, signs and Thursday Challenge for a yellow theme


17 comments on “honestly”

  1. the signage looks like it came straight out of vegas.

  2. I always think that it is wee bit of Vegas right here in TO too!

  3. Wow! Looks more like a carnival than a bargain store; yes and like the above comments say, more like Las Vegas. I’m not much of a shopper, but now I really want to see this place.

  4. I agree with ewok!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Have a nice and happy day****

  5. I wonder – is Ed honest? 😉

  6. Yes it does look like Vegas to me too. But nevertheless I like buildings with lots of lights because it’s fun to look at.


  7. How honest is Ed if he has put the word “HONEST” in lights? Hmmmm, I wonder!

  8. At first glance I thought this was taken on Fremont Street in Las Vegas.
    Looks like it would be a fun place to explore and shop.

  9. Ed Mirvish was probably the most generous and entertaining businessman Toronto has ever seen.
    He was known for his free turkeys at Christmas and his massive street party every year for his birthday, July 24th.

  10. Even though I have been in the store only a few times it still brought back memories. You are right Lesley. Ed never forgot his roots.

  11. What a great sign, it’s a throw back to the old fashioned ones, very cool!

  12. Wonderful choice! Honest Ed’s has been around for more tan 60 years!

  13. I agree that this looks like it is in Las Vegas though I have never been there. I do know from experience that you could see signs like this in South Florida. It definitely has the vintage look. Thanks for you comment this week. Genie

  14. i thought this was a casino!:p
    60 years–honesty is indeed the best policy!:p

  15. I’ve been there!! But funny, don’t remember going in and getting lost. LOL!

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