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Honest Ed's - CLOSED

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Glad I was able to visit before it closed.

Glad I got to see inside before the doors closed in December. Inside was a bit of a maze but still... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2017
St. Bees, United Kingdom
Worth a visit before it closes for good

Heard about this bargain basement local landmark...then heard that its finally closing at the end... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2016
San Francisco, California
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
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Jun 11, 2017
“Glad I was able to visit before it closed.”
Apr 21, 2017
“So sorry this ICON no longer is”
New York has Macy's, London has Harrods, Chicago has Marshall Fields, and Toronto has Honest Ed's. "It is quite an attraction - honest," proclaims The Great Toronto Getaway, Buffalo, USA. Built in 1948, Honest Ed's is a landmark store in the heart...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
581 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1K3, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-537-1574
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Glad I got to see inside before the doors closed in December. Inside was a bit of a maze but still fascinating and its clear what a local institution Eds must have been in its time. And I picked up an Ed's bargain - some...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank SnowBees
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Living in the Toronto area we went to Honest Ed's on Saturday's to see if we could get a bargain. As of Dec 31, 1916, Honest Ed's closed it's door for good. It was a bit corny with crazy signs everywhere but it was a...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Maureen S
Reviewed March 3, 2017

It seems really strange rating something that is no longer there but Honest Ed's was a landmark that will be sorely missed I always used to visit it when visiting my Daughter in Toronto and it always cheered me up. I especially liked the "Safe"...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Susan998
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Great tradition to go shop at Honest Ed's for amazing bargains and the whole carnival flea market atmosphere of the place.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed December 17, 2016

I Am so fortunate to have seen this gem ounce and by complete coinsidence. I was visiting toronto for 3 days only and I was bored one day and just decided to see what bloor street had to offer and i told myself I will...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank MrRevue72
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

This place reminded me of a dollar store department store with all sorts of gadgets and doo-dads, what nots and clothing. It's not well organized, but that adds to the eclectic charm. Perhaps an OCD person's nightmare? I love the flashing theatre-style lights. Such a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Linsey H
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Heard about this bargain basement local landmark...then heard that its finally closing at the end of December 2016. Stopped in and saw a HUGE bargain basement with amazingly low prices on everything you can think of. Dated but funky.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank SFDutchman
Reviewed November 7, 2016

A Toronto icon, "Honest Ed's" is closing it's doors for good at the end of next month. We had never been to the store and thought it would be our last opportunity to visit the store. We decided to take a day trip into the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Jim B
Reviewed September 30, 2016

It's one of the biggest stores I've seen. You can find anything you search, starting from shampoo until groceries. The prices are really affordable and buying luggage there really worths! Ican't say guarantee the quality of the luggages but I think it worths the price.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Marcelle L
Reviewed September 19, 2016

I visited this store 40 yrs ago while visiting Toronto. I had to see it once more before it closes in December. Ed himself being the generous man he was made everyone feel welcome to his special store, a place where everyone could find a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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