Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tribute To Ed's

I showed you the sign from Honest Ed's a couple of weeks ago and today I am showing the tribute that the city has done to the iconic store for its upcoming closing. Ed's was known for the handprinted signs that were always used in the windows of the store and the city had replicas of these signs made and decorated the nearby Bathurst subway station with them. The store had saved all of the original signs and there have been several sales of them with some going for hundreds of dollars as collector items.
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23 comments:

Cloudia said...

That;s cool

Sharon Anck said...

How fun! It sounds like many people will be sad to see Ed's go.

Jacob said...

So maybe, possibly, Ed was honest? It's a nice way of showing respect. An interesting piece of the city's history.

Lois said...

A wonderful tribute. I love the signs.

Karen S. said...

Awe, such a nice mention for ED!

Tom said...

...the end to era.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well that was forward thinking Pat.. people will always love vintage posters!

bill burke said...

Very cool! People will always remember Honest Ed's.

Gosia k said...

looks inteesting

Marleen said...

It's nice that he will be remembered.

VioletSky said...

I still have to make a pilgrimage to see this!

Christine said...

What a great tribute! So many great signs!

Norma Ruttan said...

I hate seeing businesses that have been around for so long have to close. Sounds like someone was pretty savvy saving all their signs.

Jim said...

Great tribute

Catalyst said...

Neat.

William Kendall said...

A lot of people are going to miss that place.

Taken For Granted said...

Those are certainly signs from another age. I remember prices like that. It was a looong time ago. I am surprised the signs got saved. Good that the city is recognizing the closing of an iconic store.

Revrunner said...

That's funny! I guess I'll have to try my hand at a few signs. :-)

Photo Cache said...

Too many to read :)

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A nice tribute to a person who obviously contributed to the City's history.

Jenn Jilks said...

I loved Ed's! I like sign watching, too!

Lesley said...

So, Toronto has a sense of humour after all!

Jack said...

Isn't that an impressive thing for the city to do!! Bye, Ed's.