Memories of Bathurst Station

The third (& last) post in my Memories of Toronto’s Honest Ed’s series in honour of the last days of the bargain store’s life.  You can read the first & second post here. 

I must not be the only person who has associations of life events with a subway station, am I?  It is afterall a place you meet up with people,  start journeys & end them.

thekollektive_honesteds_2016_viewfromnorthMy association with Bathurst Station extends all the way to University.  Commuting from Etobicoke (& then Mississauga) Bathurst’s blue & white decor signaled that I was finally downtown!

The small streets, the brownstone buildings, people going about their day, the noise of streetcars – the energy of city life was evident as soon as I stepped out of the entrance.

I know someone people hate downtown Toronto.  They hate the noise, the traffic, the crowds of people.  Not me.  That’s the part I love.  People live their lives on the street in a city.  They meet friends, they meet lovers, they cry, they argue, they laugh, they make love. And if stand still, you get to witness a moment in a strangers life.

Bathurst station is the gateway into the city &  I will miss seeing the lights of Honest Ed’s when I exit it.  I am not the only one who feels this way & I loved seeing the tribute that the TTC has put on to Honest Ed’s.  So I am ending my Memories of Honest Ed’s series by sharing photo’s of the Honest Ed’s Tribute to Honest Ed’s installation

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Lastly, check out the behind the scenes video for the song alone.  I couldn’t find it anywhere online, so I am assuming it is an original jingle.

Thank you for reading this series & go down to Honest Ed’s while you still can.

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