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[PHOTO] West past where Honest Ed’s was

I was walking west on Bloor past Bathurst Street last night when I took at the space where Honest Ed’s used to be. There’s still nothing there, only a wire fence separating the space of the former Honest Ed’s from Bathurst to the east and a more robust and lit pathway solidly blocked off to the north.

West past where Honest Ed's was #toronto #honesteds #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #demolition #intersection

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Written by Randy McDonald

April 20, 2018 at 10:35 am

[PHOTO] Void, at Bloor and Bathurst

Honest Ed’s is demonstrably no more.

Void #toronto #honesteds #demolition #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet

Written by Randy McDonald

March 11, 2018 at 9:46 pm

[PHOTO] Last of Honest Ed’s, 6 February 2018

It’s the end of an era. Had I not gone last evening, there would have been nothing at all left of the sign, not even the stub.

Fall of the sign’s fall was captured for Instagram by jackiiiee. Sean Galbraith took photos of the aftermath, here and here.

Last of Honest Ed's #toronto #honesteds #theannex #bloorstreetwest #bathurststreet #evening #demolition #theannex #koreatown

Galbraith also assembled a video of this icon’s demolition, from drone footage.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 7, 2018 at 12:56 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: home dioramas, public space, Perth-Dupont library, Pacific Mall, GO

  • I am amused by these dioramas of tiny homes put together by Toronto artist Anita Bonfini. blogTO shares them.
  • This Torontoist article by Erin Davis examining the threads uniting the Bentway underneath the Gardiner with the Stackt warehouse at Front and Bathurst and King Street is exciting.
  • blogTO reports on the much-needed upgrade and expansion of the Perth-Dupont library to the west of my home, from narrow storefront to something larger and condo-based.
  • Victoria Gibson reports on the denials of York Region police that they overlook the sale of counterfeit goods at the Pacific Mall, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Ben Spurr notes the desire of Transportation Minister Kathryn McGarry to boost GO Transit use in her Cambridge riding, even though there are low rates of use there, over at the Toronto Star.

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

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.