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Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Searching for Sam’s sign

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, […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus
UPDATE: Sam sign makers offered helping hand

UPDATE: Sam sign makers offered helping hand

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 […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus, Videos
Sign experts slam Ryerson’s excuses

Sign experts slam Ryerson’s excuses

Toronto and East York community council was debating the fate of the iconic Sam The Record Man sign Tuesday, in the midst of contradictory information about how much it would cost to safely reinstall it. The iconic sign, created by brothers Sam and Jack Markle, was installed over 40 years ago and was taken down after the record store closed […]

by Kim Brown· · News, On Campus
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