Lonely Planet review for Markham Village
Not to be confused with the town of Markham north of Toronto, this downtown enclave entails a couple of blocks of classy shops, bookstores, eateries and galleries along Markham St. Nearby on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst Sts, Honest Ed ' s is a gaudy discount-shopping emporium owned by theatre impresario Ed Mirvish. You might think you've teleported down to Las Vegas as giant multiglobe signs flash corny messages like 'Don't just stand there, buy something!' and 'Honest Ed's a nut, but look at the cashew save!' Comedy gold…The queues before opening time have to be seen to be believed.