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Honest Ed's - CLOSED

581 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1K3, Canada
+1 416-537-1574
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Free 12 Pack of Baby Raccoons For Every Visitor Till Honest Ed's Closes

I met Honest Ed himself when I was 19 years old and didn't know what I was going to do with my... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Alex C
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Toronto, Canada
I always found a great deal on shoes and neck ties

The best thing over the years for me was the shoes and neck ties ,as I mentioned in my title... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Jay H
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Toronto, 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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“ed mirvish” (9 reviews)
“buy clothing” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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581 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1K3, Canada
Midtown
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+1 416-537-1574
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

I met Honest Ed himself when I was 19 years old and didn't know what I was going to do with my life. I wrote Honest Ed a letter stating that, and he invited me to visit him at his office - which had a...More

2  Thank Alex C
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

The best thing over the years for me was the shoes and neck ties ,as I mentioned in my title . Also the luggage is usually the best deal in town, I shall miss Honest Ed's , the floors in the store are very crooked...More

Thank Jay H
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

A unplanned road trip. We decided to check out Honest Eds one last time before it closed. Each time it is an adventure. New discoveries, memories, deals! I always get lost in the store as it winds around, up and down. The crooked floors always...More

1  Thank Cynthia H
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

I grew up in downtown Toronto and Honest Ed's has been a part of that throughout the years. I remember as a young girl shopping there with my Grandmother and it was an amazing place to go to. As I grew up and had my...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2015

Love free turkey day, My late mother Karen Brooks, stud in line for one and we both got one, I still go with my children

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Have been visiting Honest Ed's for a long time. It has deteriorated a lot but still enjoy visiting it. Love the window displays..and love the nostalgia feel of it.It's a fun place to shop and a lot of memorabilia to explore. One of Toronto's landmarks...More

1  Thank matisse42
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

I wanted to take my kids just because it's a landmark that will be closing it's doors forever soon. It's a huge building with some of the cheapest junk from China you could ever see. If you want to go for Nostalgia then that's cool,...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Awesome bargain store, u don't see these kind of stores everywhere.... Bins and bins of items at good prices, would go back if they weren't shutting down :( !!!!

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Honest Ed's was the original dollar store! If you love kitch, you will love Eds! Unfortunately some of the more interesting tackiness is gone - the giant cuckoo clock, some of the tacky signs, the section of Elvis busts... It really is an iconic store...More

Thank Denise H
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

This monument to discount consumerism is due to vacate its famous spot on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst, to with a gentrified and probably charmless bunch of stores and rental units. See it while you still can, as a trip to Honest Ed's is...More

1  Thank CatnipThieves
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