Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Honest Ed

If you've ever been to toronto,.you may know this old character,.
  He started an ran Honest Ed's ,...a store every bit worthy to have been on Wellington,.or the Main...........  it was a real neat store ,with everything you could think of cheap, became popular enough that people would almost treat it like a 'must see' when in toronto:
Sort of like Sam the Record man,.for being well known"
              in this mornings National Post,....there are some story's on old Ed
He dies ,.........and was 92,.........

Toronto loses a legend with the death of Ed Mirvish

CanWest News Service

Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

After a life devoted to theatre, "Honest Ed" Mirvish has taken his final bow.

Edwin Mirvish died early Tuesday at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto at the age of 92, his family said in a statement.

The entrepreneur and theatre impresario was just shy of his 93rd birthday.




winnie3ave MSN said...

Thanks Les. Honest Ed was just that. He was a good man, that is for sure.

See what you’re getting into…before you go there

claroleca2 MSN said...

Mr. "Honest" Ed gave out free turkeys every year at Christmas time.  There would be a line up like a mile long.  It was so good of him to do this, I believe it was meant for the needy.  What a good person he was.!

fresco750 MSN said...

I loved Honest Ed. His store on Bloor and Bathurst was fantastic. Honest Ed helped a lot of people and he really put Toronto theater on the map. I loved the Honest Ed commercial jingle that went "Honest Ed, crazy Honest Ed." I forget all the words. This jingle was played on Toronto radio stations as much as you'd hear The Peoples Credit Jewelers commercial played on Montreal radio stations. Toronto's big radio stations back in the days were CHUM, CFRB and CKEY-Fresco