In this final year of Honest Ed’s, we offer an in-depth portrait of the larger-than-life Ed Mirvish, from his humble beginnings as the child of Russian immigrants who ran a small family grocery store on Dundas Street, to his being made a Commander of the British Empire by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The film travels with Mirvish to his birthplace of Colonial Beach, Virginia. Ed shares stories about opening Canada’s first bargain store, Honest Ed’s, in staid postwar Toronto, his 35 years in show business, and his creation of Mirvish Village as an artists’ village for his wife Anne. Produced by Gene Mascardelli and Jamie Mandelkau.
Screening made possible with the generous cooperation of the Mirvish family and the assistance of Honest Ed’s General Manager Russell Lazar.
Sunday 15 May 2016 | 4:30 PM, The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema