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The W - Current Events & Politics - RIP, "Honest" Ed Mirvish
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Honest Ed passes away at age 92

I had the chance to meet Ed once; he was helping out some of his employees at his store, stocking shelves. He was a bonafide millionaire, and an extremely generous person. From offering free turkeys to anyone on Christmas day, to buying and fixing up theatres doomed for demolition, he touched many people.

I found his character to be fascinating; and he always seemed to have a smile on his face. I can only hope his son keeps up his legacy.



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I took the pic above of the outside of his store last week when my wife & I spent a couple days in Toronto (and I got to meet up & hang-out with BrewGuy & elcyberGoth, a couple guys from the old board you old schoolers may remember). Everytime my wife visits Niagra Falls to see her Grandpa, she makes a trip up to Toronto & Honest Ed's. She was pretty broken up when I told her he died.

Here's a pic of a poster I took in the store for his big birthday bash:





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I actually lived near Honest Ed's store last year, and I took the opportunity to go in for the first time in my life. Got a nice price on a bath mat, so thanks Honest Ed!

In all seriousness, Ed Mirvish was a Toronto icon who did a lot of good for the city. He will be missed. May the lights on Honest Ed's incandescent sign glow forever.



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Wow, a thread for Mr. Toronto. Honest Ed was all class, between his fun birthday parties and the giving away of turkeys on Thanksgiving.

To top it off, that is one good store for deals!
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Mirvish was a better ambassador for Toronto than Mel Lastman, that's for certain. It's incredible how much that man was loved.

I hang out with some old Torontonians here, and they're all in shock.



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