Monday, August 13, 2007

Toronto mayor dedicates day to 'Honest Ed' Mirvish

The street outside an iconic Toronto discount store flooded with people Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate the life of its founder, Ed Mirvish.

The Toronto entrepreneur and philanthropist, better known as "Honest Ed," died last month at the age of 92.

Toronto Mayor David Miller kicked off the public celebration by proclaiming August 12 Ed Mirvish Day.

"Ed's real legacy supporting the people of Toronto ... He was a man of the people," Miller said.

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