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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

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: ghost ads of Honest Ed’s, King Street, TTC, crowding

  • The demolition of Honest Ed’s revealed ghost ads on the walls of the buildings amalgamated into that storied complex. blogTO reports.
  • Support for the King Street pilot project is down, polls suggest. blogTO reports.
  • That the TTC and Metrolinx are disputing the costs associated with Presto makes the whole thing ridiculous. The Toronto Star covers it.
  • This summary of the TTC errors and passenger issues that made the commute of the 30th of January so challenging is disturbing. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Steve Munro writes about the capacity crisis on the TTC, especially the subway lines.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 16, 2018 at 5:00 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] Seven Toronto links: “Crane Girl”, stores, rent, King street, Eglinton, Etobicoke, more

  • The story of Toronto’s “Crane Girl”, photographed stuck on a crane high above Wellesley Street, has come to an end with an absolute discharge. The National Post reports.
  • Alternative Thinking is unique among the stores once sheltered around Honest Ed’s in continuing to hang on. The Toronto Star reports.
  • Toronto has desperate need of affordable rental housing for the masses. Torontoist takes a look at the NIMBYs opposing one much-needed project.
  • Steve Munro at Torontoist takes an extended look at the data from the King Street pilot streetcar project. Some metrics seem encouraging, but more data–and a longer period of testing–is needed.
  • I look forward to seeing the various public art projects which will be decorating the stations of the Eglinton Crosstown line. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The suggestion of Peter Apswoude at NOW Toronto that Etobicoke is trending towards more denser development, including an actual downtown, is encouraging for the evolution of that Toronto area.
  • CBC’s Matthew Braga takes a look at the implications of the involvement of Sidewalk Labs, of Google, in the development of Quayside for privacy rights. How much data will be given up, exactly?

[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