Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mirvish Parkette

This sign is found in a small park by the Bathurst subway station almost diagonally across the road from Honest Ed's store which I have been showing you the last few Signs Signs days. It commemorates Honest Ed and his wife Anne for their contributions to the city by developing the Mirvish Village arts Colony, rescuing the Royal Alexandra Theatre, pioneering the Entertainment District, and generally supporting the arts and the community in general. Their son David continues to support the arts here and has commissioned Frank Gehry to design a major development on King St which will change that area forever.
Taking part in Signs,Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

17 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

They sound like a great family who really embody the spirit of "giving back". I'm glad they have been honored for the endeavors.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A Frank Gehry building will definitely change this area Pat! Ed Mirvish must have been very well respected, according to the plaque, the first Canadian to be honoured by the dimming of the lights on Broadway on the day of his funeral!

Christine said...

Very fitting commemoration for these two generous people.

Catalyst said...

A wonderful and giving couple.

Jacob said...

It's these kind of people who add so much to our lives by their contributions to our communities!

Jim said...

A great contribution.

William Kendall said...

A bit of a shame about that graffiti, though.

Tom said...

...not too many good men left anymore.

Gosia k said...

looks interesting

peppylady (Dora) said...

When visiting other place I do like to learn about the local history.
Coffee is on

Photo Cache said...

Very nice.

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Marleen said...

It's good that they are honoured this way.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, nice sign honoring the wonderful couple. The whole family sounds generous. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Cloudia said...

Sounds like not a bad development

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh so this is the same guy whose store you've posted about before isn't it! I feel like I know your your City as well as if I'd visited it in person! (But I still wish I could!). I think parkettes (or mini parks as I've seen them called) are great ... especially for city dwellers.

Taken For Granted said...

These folks certainly have made a lasting impression on your area. Good that there are markers to remind people who they were.

Jack said...

They seem to be people who have made a difference around Toronto. Good for them.