An Honest Farewell”Honest Ed’s Opening Extravaganza-Ed Lives!”A 4 Day City Festival@Honest Ed’s-Thurs.,Feb.23rd-Sun.,Feb.26th,2017
If you know a bargain, then you have shopped at Honest Ed’s! Torontonians had one last chance to say goodbye to Honest Ed’s iconic store!
The four-day farewell bash began on Thursday Feb. 23rd with the ‘Ed Lives!’ opening night party. The event, which began at 6 p.m., featured an open bar, food, music, dancing and live sign-painting by Douglas Kerr, one of Honest Ed’s first sign-painters.
From Friday to Sunday, Honest Ed’s hosted the ‘Good Byes & Good Buys’ market for Torontonians of all ages. Entry to the market was free.
In the west building, people could buy tickets to see an “immersive art maze.”
The “official farewell party” on Saturday night was sold out, the discount department store, which occupied the corner of Bloor and Bathurst streets for nearly 60 years, closed its doors for good at the end of last year.
The Toronto landmark has been sold, and the plan is to redevelop the land into rental apartments, a public market and retail space.
More than 300 volunteers had helped transform the building for the farewell festivities and approximately 100 artists took part.
Proceeds from the events will go to the Toronto For Everyone Fund.