A special screening series celebrating the life and legacy of Jewish impresario Ed Mirvish and his beloved discount store, Honest Ed’s, a landmark for generations of immigrants upon their arrival in Toronto. This collection of four films and one panel discussion explores the store’s impact on the city, the history of the diverse cultural community that emerged around the Honest Ed’s block, and the future of these residents in the wake of the store’s closing in 2017 and Toronto’s current condo boom.
Presented in partnership with: Ontario Jewish Archives
August 25 to 27: There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace (+ bonus films: Honest Frank and A Day in the Life of Honest Eds)
August 27 at 8PM: Zoom Panel Discussion: Honest Ed's and Beyond
August 27 to September 2: Honest Ed Mirvish: The World’s Most Unusual Shopkeeper