An Honest Farewell: A 4-day city festival at Honest Ed's

The Centre for Social Innovation and Toronto for Everyone are ecstatic to present to you - An Honest Farewell: A four-day city festival honouring our beloved bargain basement, Honest Eds from February 23 - 26, 2017. A celebration like never before, and never again!

We are coming together as a community to pay homage to the iconic institution which was a place for everyone - and chart the future of Toronto as a place for everyone, where inclusivity is our greatest asset.

The festival will mark the official launch of Toronto for Everyone, a new initiative by the Centre for Social Innovation that invites you to co-create an inclusive and collaborative city with us. The time is now.

An Honest Farewell is being supported by incredible partners including Westbank Corp, SID LEE, Collective Arts Brewing, Shopify, The Working Group and many more.

Dates: Thursday Feb 23 - Sunday Feb 26

Times: Various/All Day Details below

Address: Honest Ed's

Accessibility: Various, please see website for details

Pricing: There are free and ticketed events all weekend

Event Details:

aMAZEment: Immersive Art Maze

Friday, February 24th, 2017: 12pm - 3pm

Saturday, February 25th, 2017: 9am - 4pm last entry

Sunday, February 26th, 2017: 11am - 5pm last entry

Come in and get lost in your favourite bargain store - and experience the space transformed by multidisciplinary artists, taking you through a wacky journey of the past, present and future of Honest Ed's and Toronto. Be sure to learn more about the Craft Beer Tour through the Art Maze, on Friday, February 24, from our friends at Collective Arts Brewery!


Special Event! aMAZEment aMAZEing Craft Beer Tour presented by Collective Arts Brewing and Friends

Friday, February 24th, 2017: 5pm - 10pm 19 only

On this special evening, Collective Arts Brewing & Friends will bring together some of Torontos best craft breweries for taste testers throughout the immersive art maze. What better way to get lost in Honest Eds and art then while sipping finely crafted beer? We have no idea, tell us!


Bargain Bash: The Official Farewell Party

Saturday, February 25th. Doors open at 9pm.

On this night, we are bringing together some of Toronto's best DJ's, bands and parties under one roof for a mini-music festival in Honest Ed's. Wander around the rooms, and find a sound that brings a rhythm to your hips and hop to your step.


Town Hall for All: Community Hub

Friday February 23-Sunday February 26

We carved out a piece of Honest Eds and invited organizations and individuals from across the city to come together and foster community and connection through diverse and free programming. Its a Free for All! Theatre, comedy, ice cream and more -- all FREE! Come in and get lost in community, connections and conversations.


Goodbyes & Good Buys

Friday February 23-Sunday February 26

Our favourite food, flea and farmers markets across Toronto are coming together to give you one last bargain, Honest Ed's style! Free entry all weekend.

Learn more here:

Ed Lives! Cocktail Gala

Thursday, February 23, 6pm

We invite you to join us for the official launch of Toronto for Everyone, and the opening of An Honest Farewell! Take a stand for inclusion, over craft cocktails, courageous conversations and presentations, special performances and unique dining experiences.


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