Someone has redone the signs in Bathurst subway station….
now they look like they belong at Honest Eds store!
… and when I came up to street level I discovered that the station has been decorated with Honest Eds type ‘adverts’ complete with awful puns
…. including word play based on subway station names such as “Turnstiles, now museum, soon you won’t”. Groan. Smile.
below: The main entrance to the station now looks like an Honest Eds window.
below: They aren’t too easy to read in this picture, but the two signs on the left are, first, “Bacon & Eglinton $3.25” and second, “There aren’t any snakes on our tracks, St. Patrick banished them”. Were you expecting better? [laughing]
Nearby is the real Honest Ed’s store, a landmark for many years. Eighteen months ago, I posted some pictures of the store and at the end of that post I mentioned that the store was scheduled to close at the end of 2016. Well, the end of 2016 is drawing nigh and Honest Ed’s is slowly winding down. The decorating of Bathurst Station is part of the good-bye process.
At the moment, the interior of the store is a shadow of its former self. It is still in business but the goods are getting scarce. There are definitely still bargains to be had. I have a new hat that I bought there today, red polar fleece, that set me back 50 cents… plus tax.
below: Ed Mirvish and a crowd of shoppers back in the day.
The picture still hangs in one of the many corners of the store.
below: Photo taken from the walkway between the two buildings that make up Honest Ed’s store. Looking south.
below: From the same vantage point, but looking north. From here I spotted a new mural.
below: The mural is a large scale photo montage of people passing by the Bloor Street windows of Honest Ed’s. It catches the reflections of both the window contents and the life on the street. It is “The Theatre” and it is the creation of Matthew Monteith.