Post Tagged with: "Sam the Record Man"

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 48

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 48

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 47

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 47

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 46

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 46

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 45

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 45

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 44 – Sam the Record Man sign to glow again, a look at the Ryerson Dance Pak, and more

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 44 – Sam the Record Man sign to glow again, a look at the Ryerson Dance Pak, and more

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Sam the Record Man sign to return on Victoria Street.

Iconic Sam the Record Man sign to glow once more

The iconic sign will be remounted atop the Toronto Public Health building on Victoria Street once the sign is restored.

by Lillian Greenblatt· · News
Play De Record will be closing it's Yonge Street doors and moving to Kensington Market in March 2016 (Olivia McLeod/Ryersonian Staff).

Ryerson loses its neighbouring vinyl store, Play De Record

Play De Record, Yonge Street’s last vinyl store, moves locations.

by Jessica Maxwell· · Arts & Life, Business, Media, Music, News
Ryerson’s identity crisis is taking over the streets

Ryerson’s identity crisis is taking over the streets

Ryerson can’t seem to catch a break this semester when it comes to making improvements and honouring heritage on campus — and it’s the school’s own doing. Our campus is having an identity crisis: Do we embrace the history of downtown Toronto when planning for Ryerson’s future, or disregard the past to start the next chapter in the history books? […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Rocker Ronnie Hawkins speaks up for Sam the Record Man

Rock legend Ronnie Hawkins says there is no doubt in his mind that the Record Man sign should hang on Yonge Street. Though it’s been over 50 years since he debuted on the stage, Hawkins still remembers the rock-frenzy sweeping Toronto, the late night shows and, of course, the girls from Ryerson College “who got me into trouble.” Hawkins says […]

by Emma Jarratt· · Arts & Life, Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus

We (don’t) need a sign

Everyone who’s read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (or seen the 2013 film) will remember the scene where the title character stares out longingly across the water at a distant green light shimmering in the darkness. Jay Gatsby has it all — money, real estate, a fan club — but what he doesn’t have is the heart of his […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial, Opinion
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

City Hall sounds off on Sam the Record Man

Mayor Rob Ford chaired a Sam the Record Man sign committee meeting yesterday, marking the latest effort to solve the saga that has cast an unfavourable light on Ryerson University. On Tuesday, Toronto councillors, music lovers and Ryerson officials came together in the hopes of finding a viable solution. No consensus was reached, but many councillors and citizens spoke up […]

by Emma Jarratt· · Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus, Videos
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
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Councillor Josh Matlow still waiting for access to Sam sign

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 […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus
Editorial Cartoon: September 25, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: September 25, 2013

By Mitchell Cohen and Josh Kolm

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Ford creates Sam sign committee, Levy plans to attend

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has created a committee to tackle the fate of the Sam the Record Man sign. Ford said he “wants the top guy here” to discuss the issue, and Levy is interested in attending. “I don’t know what the mayor is planning but I would be delighted to be part of a committee and the discussion,” Levy […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
PR pros offer Levy advice in the wake of Sam Sign debacle

PR pros offer Levy advice in the wake of Sam Sign debacle

Critics are thrashing Ryerson since it balked on hanging the iconic Sam the Record Man sign on Yonge Street. Instead, the school announced a new plan Aug. 29 to place smaller replica signs along the Yonge St. sidewalk in front of the store’s old location. The response from Torontonians has been clear: they want the real thing. Ryerson and its […]

by Bruce Laregina· · 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
Levy: Ryerson never agreed to hang Sam the Record Man sign on SLC

Levy: Ryerson never agreed to hang Sam the Record Man sign on SLC

 

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

Setting the record straight

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. […]

by Emma Jarratt· · News, On Campus
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