The Eyeopener The Ryersonian broke the story that Ernie the Hot Dog Vendor is calling it quits. The moustachioed sausage slinger has been a fixture at Ryerson for over 25 years and won the hearts and stomachs of many hungry students through initiatives like a bursary day that has helped out dozens of students.
The former engineer has made sure that the bursaries will keep going, he’s already raised $21,000 to go towards a fund that’ll keep giving to the students he’s fed for so long. For his third act Ernie is trying to take on the theatre. He’s apparently writing a musical.
“You’re familiar with Damon Runyon, a writer whose beat was Times Square in New York? Well, we’ve written a play about Dundas Square and characters around our corner,” he said to the Star. A hot dog vendor that name drops Guys and Dolls writer Damon Runyon, how cool is that?