On hand were Wayne Reuben and Douglass Kerr, the employees responsible for the signage, both of whom did a few demonstrations of their work. It's remarkable just how precise and quick they are. It might be cliche, but it really is difficult to believe that a discount retailer employs full time sign painters in 2014. Alas, with the store scheduled to close on December 31st, 2016 this dated practice will soon be another bit of Toronto history.
Get a sneak peek of the Honest Ed's sign sale in this photo gallery.
While in 2012 a sale took place at the Bay Street hotel which had the public lining up outside to grab TVs, furnishings, and more, Ryan Haas of Corporate Assets Inc., Canada's largest international industry auction/liquidation company, tells me the sale covered only the "tip of the iceberg" so far as the contents of the hotels' 300 fully furnished rooms are concerned. "Of 300 TVs, about 200 to 250 are left" Haas offered as an example.
Homegrown Boutique (16 Cumberland St), a Yorkville store filled to the brim with Canadian labels, closed its doors last week after three years of business. With condo developments axing boutiques across the city and e-commerce looking shinier than ever, owner Michelle Baboolall decided to move online and into the occasional pop-up shop. So, supporters of local and national talent need not worry; you can still shop Homegrown's fresh Canadian fashion from the comfort of your home.