An Honest Farewell

Trinity Square is thrilled to be partnering with the Centre for Social Innovation and Toronto for Everyone to present An Honest Farewell: The First, Last & Only Farewell to Honest Ed’s.

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23–26 February 2017
Tickets available here.

The Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto for Everyone and their partners are ecstatic to present to you An Honest Farewell: a four-day city festival honouring the beloved bargain basement, Honest Ed’s, by coming together as a community to pay homage to the iconic institution that truly was a place for everyone. The events of the festival collectively look to the future of Toronto and to take a stand for inclusion.

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


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 over 40 multidisciplinary artists, taking you through a wacky journey of the past, present and future of Honest Ed’s and Toronto.

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 sprinkle the aMAZEment with some of Toronto’s best craft breweries for taste testers. What better way to get lost in Honest Ed’s 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.

For a final farewell, 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
Thursday, February 23-Sunday February 26

We carved out a piece of Honest Ed’s and invited organizations and individuals from across the city to come together and foster community and connection through diverse and free programming. It’s 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.

Ed Lives! Opening Night Extravaganza!
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.