Today we take a look back in time. Things are happening so fast in our world today that we seldom take a moment to see where we’ve come from. History can teach us not to make the same mistakes again, but it seems that collectively, we choose not to heed those mistakes and in turn, make them again. I choose to look at our history through rose coloured glasses because most of us do not want to remember the actual truths of yesteryear, but only a sanitized version of it. I wish that I had all the back stories for these pictures, but I don’t. Enjoy.
A Toronto, Ontario, Canada icon. My parents used to take my siblings and I to Honest Ed’s for some of their incredible sales. It was a place that you had to go in to in order to understand the madness of it’s owner, Ed Mirvish. His son, David Mirvish, sold it to Westbank Properties, a leading luxury residential, office and hotel developer for a rumoured price of around $100 million CDN. It was opened from 1948 – 2014. They are now just selling off the signs. It will be missed.