The soon-to-close Honest Ed’s, which is something of a retail graveyard at the moment, is most famous for its cheesy, in-your-face signage. If you’re one of the many Torontonians who’d rather shop the bargain centre’s vintage ads than stock up on cheap batteries, you’re in luck. On Monday, March 10th, the discount warehouse is hocking over 1,000 of its advertisements and hand-painted show-card signs. Shoppers can come by on a first-come-first-served basis and pick up pieces starting at 50 cents, with all proceeds going to charity. Each item will be marked with a stamp of authenticity and signed by yet-unknown celebrity guests or longtime Honest Ed’s managers. The rustic signs could make great cottage-warming gifts. Especially this one: “Honest Ed has holes in his sox. But his bargains are darned good!” Zing.
Mar. 10. Honest Ed’s, 581 Bloor St. W., 416-537-2111. Press release