Sam the Record Man Sign to Be Resurrected in Yonge-Dundas Square

Historical sign returning to Toronto's downtown core

The Sam the Record Man sign will be returning to Toronto in the fall. The sign will be installed at 277 Victoria St., above Yonge-Dundas Square.

The sign was built in 1969 and originally taken down in 2008, after the business closed and it became the property of Ryerson University. It was removed to make room for Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre.


 
Ryerson University is funding the sign’s refurbishment, which will be done by Sunset Neon and the Markle brothers. Its refurbishment will also commemorate the founder of the Sam the Record Man chain of record stores, Sam Sniderman.

Its refurbishment will begin in August and the sign will be up sometime this fall.

Main image courtesy Jackman Chiu via Flickr