Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Honest Ed's and Markham Street/Then

Honest Ed's in the late 1960's when he had the revolving "beach Balls". I actually worked here for a short time after school in the late 1970's....
Markham Village in the late 1960's.

Postcards courtesy of the Chuckman Collection.
Also see Captain George's Memory Lane.


  1. Revolving beach balls? You have got to be kidding - that is amazing.

  2. Not real beach balls but that's what they looked like!

  3. very nostalgic photos...shows how Honest Ed's has been a mainstay in Toronto culture. we just released a music video that pays tribute to the store- the style of the signpainting was especially featured in the imagery...we fell in love with it during the shoot

    If you're interested the video is on Vimeo at

  4. I watched your video and enjoyed it.. Believe it or not I used to work at Honest Ed's after school (High School) stocking shelves etc.