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Honest Ed's sells more hand-painted signs, starting at $1

04/11/2015 01:40 EDT | Updated 06/13/2015 10:59 EDT
Hundreds of people lined up to get their hands pieces of Toronto's history at the corner of Bloor and Bathurst streets Saturday morning.

Iconic discount store Honest Ed's is selling more of its hand-painted signs — about 6,000 — starting at just $1. A portion of the proceeds will go towards a scholarship fund being set up at Toronto Police Service's 14 Division.

Known for its Las Vegas-style marquee, low prices and pun-heavy signs, the massive Honest Ed's in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood has become a landmark in the city.

Saturday's sign sale is an opportunity for Torontonians to take home a piece of the retailer before it shuts its doors for good on Dec. 31, 2016. 

The store also had a sign sale last year, which similarly drew huge lineups around the block.

Honest Ed's and its surrounding property went up for sale in 2013 and were sold to a B.C. developer last fall. Redevelopment plans for the site were unveiled earlier this year, featuring more than 1,000 rental units, artist studios, a covered market and space for pop-up shops and food trucks.

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