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NEWS: Affordable housing brought to Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on NEWS: Affordable housing brought to Bathurst (Feb. 2020)

Feds invest $200 million

Due for occupancy in 2022, the redevelopment at Bathurst and Bloor by Westbank Corp. dubbed Mirvish Village, will house an increased affordable housing component thanks to a $200 million financial contribution by the federal government. COURTESY WESTBANK CORP.

By Tanya Ielyseieva

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ON THE COVER: (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: (August 2019)

A Different Booklist, located at 779 Bathurst St., has long been a repository of local history and recently initiated a unique time capsule project burying some of the culture of the present beneath the re-development of the Honest Ed’s site by Westbank Corp. at Bathurst and Bloor. For more on the project, please see click here. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER?NEWS

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NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: First meeting on new Mirvish Village park (Summer 2018)

A preliminary drawing of the area that is set to become a new park as part of the Mirvish Village redevelopment. Local residents had their first opportunity to make suggestions for the design and features of the park at a meeting in early July. Courtesy of Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.

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CHATTER: An homage to Ed (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: An homage to Ed (Jan. 2018)

Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), Daniel Freeman of Freeman Realty, Ted Winick of Spirit of Math, and Joe Mihevc (Ward 21, St. Paul’s West) gave away 500 turkeys in three hours just before Christmas. Now in its second year, the event is an homage to Ed Mirvish, who also used to give away turkeys before Christmas at Honest Ed’s. “We feel a strong obligation to give back to the community,” said Elden Freeman, who co-sponsors the event with Winick. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER?NEWS

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CHATTER Deals disappear with December demolition!! (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER Deals disappear with December demolition!! (Dec. 2017)

BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS Deals fell to the floor as the Honest Ed’s demolition continued with the dismantling of masonry, lumber, and steel. Originally divided by a city-owned alley called Honest Ed’s Way, the store’s sections were constructed very differently. Pictured here is the west annex, which was built on the houses that once stood there and featured crooked floors, because the houses were not built to the same elevations.

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CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Coming down

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Coming down

NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS Honest Ed’s is slowly crumbling, as excavators have begun to pull down the west building from the rear to make way for a mixed use development at Bathurst and Bloor streets. Ed Mirvish built this part of his store over existing houses, which is why the floors were crooked. The developers are preserving 27 buildings on Markham and Bathurst streets, and will incorporate them in the development.

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ON OUR COVER (JUNE 2017): Piece by Piece

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on ON OUR COVER (JUNE 2017): Piece by Piece

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO: Part of the iconic Honest Ed’s sign was dismantled on May 23 causing a frenzy of interest from residents and media alike. The sign, which was removed piece by piece throughout the day, will be kept in storage until it can be displayed once more at its new location on the Victoria Street side of the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

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NEWS (FEBRUARY 2017): One last hurrah

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (FEBRUARY 2017): One last hurrah

Toronto for Everyone celebrates Honest Ed’s

By Geremy Bordonaro

For 68 years, Honest Ed’s welcomed all those who came to its doors. While the store made its last sale on the final day of 2016, it will play host to a grand wake before it closes its doors one last time. And organizers hope the celebration will be a tribute to the spirit of inclusivity that they say was a hallmark of the discount emporium.

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CHATTER (JANUARY 2017): Bird was the word for giving

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JANUARY 2017): Bird was the word for giving

Without missing a beat, Freeman Real Estate and Spirit of Math spanned wing-on-wing to make sure one of the area’s holiday traditions would continue to fly. Thanks to their efforts, nearly 500 hundred turkeys flew off a giveaway table set up at 988 Bathurst St. last December.

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CHATTER (NOVEMBER 2016): Dollar deals at Bathurst Station!

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on CHATTER (NOVEMBER 2016): Dollar deals at Bathurst Station!

PHOTO BY NOELLE?DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS: TTC chair Josh Colle (Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence), David Mirvish, and Mayor John Tory mark the impending closing of Honest Ed’s by unveiling a poster mimicking the discount store’s signature advertising style at the Bathurst Street entrance of Bathurst Station on Nov. 1. The store will officially close on Dec. 31.

PHOTO BY NOELLE?DEFOUR/GLEANER NEWS: TTC chair Josh Colle (Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence), David Mirvish, and Mayor John Tory mark the impending closing of Honest Ed’s by unveiling a poster mimicking the discount store’s signature advertising style at the Bathurst Street entrance of Bathurst Station on Nov. 1. The store will officially close on Dec. 31.

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