Sam The Record Man Sign Is Finally Back Up

First time since 2008

After nearly a decade of discussions about the infamous Sam The Record Man sign going back up, it’s finally happened.

Torontonians were greeted by an old friend last night at Yonge and Dundas Square when the sign arrived in pieces, ready to be placed back atop the city streets.

As of this morning, the 15-metre by 11-metre neon sign sign has been half installed. Once of two of the iconic disks can be visible from Yonge-Dundas square on 277 Victoria Street.

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The Sam The Record Man had previously been perched a block away, above Sam Sniderman’s legendary record shop on Yonge Street, just north of Dundas. It was taken down in 2008 once year after the shop closed, to make way for Ryerson University’s new student building. Originally, Ryerson had planned to pin it back up on the new building, but decided against it because they felt it the neon would clash with the Student Centre’s glassy, modern design.