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Honest Ed's

581 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1K3, Canada
+1 416-537-1574
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Glad I was able to visit before it closed.

Glad I got to see inside before the doors closed in December. Inside was a bit of a maze but still... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
United Kingdom
So sorry this ICON no longer is

Living in the Toronto area we went to Honest Ed's on Saturday's to see if we could get a bargain... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Maureen S
London, Canada
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New York has Macy's, London has Harrods, Chicago has Marshall Fields, and Toronto has Honest Ed's. "It is quite an attraction - honest," proclaims The Great Toronto Getaway, Buffalo, USA. Built in 1948, Honest Ed's is a landmark store in the heart of Toronto. The sign is lit up using 23,000 light bulbs and the store, although modest, consists of two buildings connected by a sidewalk along Bathurst Street.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
581 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1K3, Canada
+1 416-537-1574
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Glad I got to see inside before the doors closed in December. Inside was a bit of a maze but still fascinating and its clear what a local institution Eds must have been in its time. And I picked up an Ed's bargain - some...More

1  Thank CodheadOnTour
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Living in the Toronto area we went to Honest Ed's on Saturday's to see if we could get a bargain. As of Dec 31, 1916, Honest Ed's closed it's door for good. It was a bit corny with crazy signs everywhere but it was a...More

1  Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

It seems really strange rating something that is no longer there but Honest Ed's was a landmark that will be sorely missed I always used to visit it when visiting my Daughter in Toronto and it always cheered me up. I especially liked the "Safe"...More

2  Thank Susan998
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great tradition to go shop at Honest Ed's for amazing bargains and the whole carnival flea market atmosphere of the place.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I Am so fortunate to have seen this gem ounce and by complete coinsidence. I was visiting toronto for 3 days only and I was bored one day and just decided to see what bloor street had to offer and i told myself I will...More

Thank MrRevue72
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This place reminded me of a dollar store department store with all sorts of gadgets and doo-dads, what nots and clothing. It's not well organized, but that adds to the eclectic charm. Perhaps an OCD person's nightmare? I love the flashing theatre-style lights. Such a...More

2  Thank Linsey H
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Heard about this bargain basement local landmark...then heard that its finally closing at the end of December 2016. Stopped in and saw a HUGE bargain basement with amazingly low prices on everything you can think of. Dated but funky.

Thank SFDutchman
Reviewed 7 November 2016

A Toronto icon, "Honest Ed's" is closing it's doors for good at the end of next month. We had never been to the store and thought it would be our last opportunity to visit the store. We decided to take a day trip into the...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 30 September 2016

It's one of the biggest stores I've seen. You can find anything you search, starting from shampoo until groceries. The prices are really affordable and buying luggage there really worths! Ican't say guarantee the quality of the luggages but I think it worths the price.

Thank Marcelle L
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I visited this store 40 yrs ago while visiting Toronto. I had to see it once more before it closes in December. Ed himself being the generous man he was made everyone feel welcome to his special store, a place where everyone could find a...More

Thank doverengland
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its
most stylish high-rise residences and heritage
buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden
arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel
from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of
the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools,
jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill
Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and
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25 September 2016|
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Response from SWEsteban | Reviewed this property |
No parking actually at Honest Eds but lots of street parking around.
Terry A
15 February 2016|
Response from helensims61 | Reviewed this property |
Hi as I live in the UK I don't know when family day is they are knocking it down this year to redevelop the area so do a Google search to see when hope this helps