After lighting up Yonge Street for nearly 50 years, the Sam The Record Man sign is now collecting dust, dismantled and stored in crates in a quiet Vaughan warehouse. The location and condition of the sign have been kept secret by Ryerson, but the sign has now been traced and its whereabouts confirmed by Gregory Signs and Engraving. David Grose, […]
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Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow wants access to the Sam the Record Man sign, but Ryerson’s president Sheldon Levy has answered Matlow’s request with silence. In a Sept. 17 letter addressed to Levy’s office, Matlow cites his constituent’s growing worry that “the sign has been damaged beyond repair or even destroyed” and requests a chance to visit the neon records as […]
Ryerson University fends off thousands of cyber attacks a day, says Ryerson computer expert Brian Lesser. “If you look at the firewall logs, it’s just constant. I couldn’t believe all the attacks when I first saw,” says Lesser, Ryerson’s director of computing and communications services. Ryerson is not the only with cyber attack issues. A recent Toronto Star story reported […]
Even before the Sam the Record Man sign came down in 2008, the discussion began about putting it back up. After a heated debate at Toronto and East York Community Council last Tuesday, the sign’s future remains unclear. But the Ryersonian has learned that the sign’s original creators, The Brothers Markle Inc., offered to consult Ryerson on the possible remount […]
Ryerson won’t have to face the music quite yet. A community council motion passed Tuesday that gives the university one more year to find a place to hang Sam the Record Man’s sign. Toronto and East York Community Council, a committee of councillors that makes recommendations on local development to city council, voted 7-4 to pass the motion proposed by Coun. […]