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Permalink 04:33:25 pm, by sue Email , 379 words   English (CA)
Categories: Urban Living, Thursday Thirteen, Childhood Memories

Thursday Thirteen #15 - Honest Ed's

Thirteen Crazy Slogans From Honest Ed's

Most people outside of Toronto would probably not recognize the name Honest Ed's. However, I assure you it is legendary around these parts. Ed Mirvish was a businessman, and theatre impresario who opened Canada's first discount department store in 1948. Part of its success is its kooky character including in-house signs with Ed's silly slogans. Here is a sample.

1. Well! What Took You So Long Getting Here?

2. Well! What Did You Expect - It's Still The Same Old Dump!

3. Honest Ed Has A Kind Face - The Kind You Want To Throw Rocks At!

4. Honest Ed's An Old Goat - But His Prices Don't Kid You!

5. Honest Ed's Going Bald - But His Prices Are Hair Raising!

6. I'd Like To Help You Out - Which Way Did You Come In?

7. Don't Annoy Our Help - They Have Their Own Problems!

8. Honest Ed's For The Birds! His Prices Are Cheep Cheep Cheep!

9. Our Floor May Be Crooked - But Our Prices Are Straight!

10. Honest Ed Won't Spank His Kid - But His Prices Sure Hit Bottom!

11. Don't Faint At These Prices Folks - There's No Room To Be Down!

12. Honest Ed's An Honest Man - People Look At Him And Say "Honest, Is This A Man?"

13. No Sour Faced Clerks Here - Just A Little On The Homey Side

Ed Mirvish passed away this July 11th - And I will always have fond memories of shopping at his kooky store with my Grandmother when I was a kid, and later as an adult with my own kids. Ed devoted his life to helping Torontonians. His prices were and still are always reasonable so that everyone could shop there. He hosted a turkey giveaway every year, and a big block party amongst supporting numerous other charities.

RIP Honest Ed - Toronto misses ya!

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Permalink 04:10:56 pm, by sue Email , 116 words   English (CA)
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