Landmark Sam the Record Man sign on the rise again in downtown Toronto
A giant neon sign that once drew visitors to Toronto's landmark Sam the Record Man store is rising again and will soon light up a busy downtown hub in the city.
The sign, composed of two enormous spinning discs on a red background, used to adorn the Yonge Street business owned by Sam Sniderman, who was a major promoter of Canadian music.
The store received heritage status from Toronto in 2007, when it closed, to preserve the cultural value of the sign.
Ryerson University purchased the property the store was on one year later, and began a restoration project for the large sign in June.
Crews began installing the sign early Friday morning at its new home atop the Toronto Public Health building, overlooking Yonge-Dundas Square.
The university says on Twitter that a lighting ceremony for the sign is in the works.
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