Bathurst Subway station

Inside Station

The Bathurst Subway is located on the Bloor / Danforth line of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).  It was opened in February 1966 and serves about 28,000 people a day.

In the western part of the “Annex” neighbourhood, Bathurst subway station is home to many bargain shopping stores.  The most popular site is Honest Ed’s, owned by Ed Mirvish who opened its doors in 1948 and operated the store for almost 60 years until his death a few years ago.

Honest Ed is known by his marketing strategies, bringing merchandise at a low cost.  This time of year Honest Ed’s is giving away free turkeys just before Christmas!

Bargain shopping
Every year until just before he died he used to throw birthday parties for himself on July 24 that featured free cakes and hot dogs, candies and prizes.  Even now after his death the store continues each year in this tradition and marks it as a yearly anniversary celebrated with balloons and live music. 

TTC residents with shared privileges 
Oh, and while you exit the Bathurst station, you may have to slow down on your way out, as there are permanent residents that share the space with the TTC.