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[PHOTO] Five photos of Honest Ed’s at a time of demolition

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Honest Ed's in a time of demolition (1) #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition

Honest Ed's in a time of demolition (1) #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition

Honest Ed's in a time of demolition (1) #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition

Honest Ed's in a time of demolition (4) #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #thealley #demolition

Honest Ed's in a time of demolition (5) #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition

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Written by Randy McDonald

November 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

[PHOTO] Six photos remembering Honest Ed’s at Bathurst station (#honestedstation)

Last year’s Honest Ed’s Station (#honestedstation) event, remembering Honest Ed’s in vintage signage at Bathurst Station, is mostly over. I did find, in a side entrance at the station, some few remaining artifacts, mostly arrays of photos showing the activity that once filled that store at its peak. I hope they will stay: public memory matters.

"Share the Ed-citement" #toronto #theannex #honesteds #honestedstation #bathurststation #bathurst #latergram

Scenes of old Honest Ed's (1) #toronto #theannex #honesteds #honestedstation #bathurststation #bathurst #latergram

Scenes of old Honest Ed's (2) #toronto #theannex #honesteds #honestedstation #bathurststation #bathurst #latergram

Scenes of old Honest Ed's (3) #toronto #theannex #honesteds #honestedstation #bathurststation #bathurst #latergram

Scenes of old Honest Ed's (4) #toronto #theannex #honesteds #honestedstation #bathurststation #bathurst #latergram

Scenes of old Honest Ed's (5) #toronto #theannex #honesteds #honestedstation #bathurststation #bathurst #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

November 2, 2017 at 10:00 am

[URBAN NOTE] Six Toronto links, from rising CityPlace, to queer issues, to Tibetan food in Parkdale

  • In The Globe and Mail, Marcus Gee looks at how the new high-rise CityPlace district, on the waterfront, is becoming a neighbourhood.
  • Steve Munro celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Spadina streetcar, here and here.
  • Justin Ling at Vice reports on the new disappearances of queer men in Toronto that have left the community on edge.
  • At the Toronto Star, Ben Spurr notes that the bike route at Bathurst and Adelaide, overcrowded, is going to be improved.
  • Aeryn Pfaff describes at Torontoist the historic and continuing important of Hanlan’s beach for the queer community of Toronto.
  • Tenzin Nawang Tekan describes the importance of the mono for Tibetans and Tibetan-Canadians, starting in Parkdale.

[PHOTO] Three photos of Three Star Variety, 621 Bathurst Street

Three Star Variety (1)

Three Star Variety (2)

Three Star Variety (3)

Three Star Variety (621 Bathurst Street) caught my eye as I was passing by with the building’s colourful graffiti-style painted walls.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 8, 2017 at 9:45 am

[PHOTO] Cranes over Bathurst Street, between College and Dundas

Cranes over Bathurst, between College and Dundas

As I was walking south down Bathurst Street in the emerging night, I was caught by these two cranes. Still, they seemed almost to bridge this street from the western side.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 7, 2017 at 7:30 am

[PHOTO] Honest Ed’s from the north

Honest Ed's from the north #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bathurststreet

The Honest Ed’s sign will be taken down in a week for relocation, and the building torn down later. Taking photo will soon be impossible.

Written by Randy McDonald

May 19, 2017 at 12:22 pm

[PHOTO] Underneath, Bathurst north of Dupont

Underneath #toronto #bathurststreet #davenport #tunnel #night

Walking part of the way home tonight, heading south then west from St. Clair West, I passed by this mural on the rail underpass on Bathurst just north of Dupont.

Written by Randy McDonald

April 26, 2017 at 10:53 pm