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Portion of Honest Ed’s sign could be moved outside of Ed Mirvish Theatre

CityNews | posted Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017

For decades, the Honest Ed’s sign lit up the Annex, and while the store is closed, part of the iconic sign could be given a new lease on life.

Mirvish Productions announced on Wednesday that part of the sign may be moved to the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

“I’m delighted to announce that we have found a way to move the 30-foot-tall by 60-foot-wide Honest Ed’s sign from the corner of Markham and Bloor streets to the Ed Mirvish Theatre in the Yonge/Dundas neighbourhood,” David Mirvish said in a statement.

The installation of the sign has to be approved by Toronto City Hall.

If approved, the sign will be installed on Victoria Street outside the theatre in the Yonge and Dundas streets area.

At that time, a timeline will be announced for its erection and unveiling.

The Toronto landmark at the corner of Bathurst and Bloor streets closed on Dec. 31, 2016. Ed Mirvish first opened his store in 1948.

In November, the city unveiled a temporary art installation at Bathurst Station, which included art work and signage inspired by the massive discount store’s famous bright red, yellow and blue hand-painted signs.

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