Customers line up at dawn for Honest Ed's goodbye party

Now in its 68th — and last — year, Honest Ed's throws a bash Sunday as part of its ongoing farewell.

'It's very hard to believe they will shut this iconic, beautiful location,' customer says

Toros Djerdjein told CBC News that he buys 'all of my Canadian souvenirs' at the store. (CBC)

There were friendly rings of "good morning" earlier today as a long line of patient customers filed into Honest Ed's. After 68 years in business, the Toronto landmark is soon closing its doors and celebrated today with special giveaways and a barbecue bash.

"All my Canadian souvenirs, I buy here," said longtime customer and fan Toros Djerdjein, who made a point of wearing some of those very souvenirs on Sunday. "It's very hard to believe they will shut this iconic, beautiful location."

Customers waiting to get into Honest Ed's as the landmark Toronto store throws a summer bash. (CBC)
Many of those in line were hoping to snag one of these commemorative shirts. (CBC)

Another customer, Ruth, was one of the first in line, at 6:30 a.m. She told CBC News "it's been a blessing to have it in Toronto" and was hoping to snag one of the commemorative t-shirts Honest Ed's had produced for the occasion.

The festivities continued all day, with DJ Skratch Bastid hosting a party at the store from 2-10 p.m.