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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village
 Name
Honest Ed's and Mirvish Village
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 Database Info
created by Fleeting on 10/8/2017 5:34 AM
last modified by Rusty Canadian on 2/9/2018 6:43 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
This is an entire block plus being demolished. It includes Honest Ed's department store, old school storefronts along Bathurst, and 100-year-old houses on Markham Street.

 Basic Information
Type: Department store surrounded by storefronts and houses
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address

Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Owner: Mirvish Family, currently Westbank Developments
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    Too many things to list here. This place holds history for a lot of people in the city, and there's so much to see!

    Old prop business offices contain old books and computer software
    "Decapitated Ed"
    Old apartment units with old doors and finishings
    Basement full of comics
    Great view of the area from the roof


     Security Measures
  • fences
  • part-time guard
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1948
    Closed: 2017
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    Mirvish Village consisted of an entire block bordering the Bathurst/Bloor intersection plus a row of houses on Markham St. These lots were acquired over a period of 70 years. Ed and Anne Mirvish opened a small shop at Bathurst and Bloor in 1943, and after its success, looked to acquire a larger property in that area. The department store Honest Ed's began as a three-storey house, turning into three connected, until it was the two large buildings today.

    Ed Mirvish died in 2006 and the store remained open. However, the surviving Mirvish family sold the property to Westbank in 2013 to be developed into a 20+ storey rental unit building with retail spaces on the bottom. All stores were evicted on December 31st, 2016 and demolition finally commenced in October 2017.

    In November 2016, the TTC decorated nearby Bathurst Station, with signs and stickers in the style of the department store. These remained until January 2017 when they were removed.
     Media Coverage
    There's plenty if you just Google this place. It's a very iconic.
     Future Plans
    Demolished to become yet another glass box. (Not technically a condo, but doesn't stop it from looking like a glass box)
     Stories
    Some Sentimental Words by Fleeting
    Sun, Oct 8th, 2017
    posted by Fleeting


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     Photo Galleries
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    Final Days Pt. 1
    Sat, Dec 10th, 2016
    posted by Fleeting
    25 pictures
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    Final Days Pt. 2
    Sat, Dec 10th, 2016
    posted by Fleeting
    25 pictures
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    Final Days Pt. 3
    Sat, Dec 10th, 2016
    posted by Fleeting
    25 pictures
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    Final Days Pt. 4
    Sat, Dec 10th, 2016
    posted by Fleeting
    25 pictures
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    Final Days Pt. 5
    Sat, Dec 10th, 2016
    posted by Fleeting
    11 pictures
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    The TTC's Tribute
    Sat, Dec 10th, 2016
    posted by Fleeting
    14 pictures
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    The Night Visit
    Fri, Apr 7th, 2017
    posted by Fleeting
    20 pictures
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    April Visit
    Fri, Apr 14th, 2017
    posted by Fleeting
    25 pictures
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    April Visit Pt. 2
    Fri, Apr 14th, 2017
    posted by Fleeting
    11 pictures
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    Primitive Props Co. and Little Island Comics
    Mon, May 22nd, 2017
    posted by Fleeting
    20 pictures
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    Honest Eds > School
    Sat, Mar 3rd, 2018
    posted by theninjalobster
    17 pictures
     


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     Web Links
    https://www.mirvish.com/honest-eds

    https://en.wikiped...wiki/Honest_Ed%27s
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 3/4/2018 1:05 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Mar 4 18 at 1:05, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 3 18 at 2:35, theninjalobster updated gallery Honest Eds > School
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