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Ryerson University issued a press release earlier this month, sharing news that the ‘Sam The Record Man‘ sign would be returning to Yonge & Dundas Square.
Ryerson University announced that Sunset Neon has been selected to restore and re-install the Sam the Record Man signs atop 277 Victoria Street near Yonge-Dundas Square. The project is expected to start in the spring and be completed later in 2017.
“We are very pleased to announce the iconic Sam the Record Man signs, with their spinning neon discs, will once again illuminate downtown Toronto,” said Ryerson President and Vice-Chancellor Mohamed Lachemi. “We’re very thankful to the City of Toronto and the Sniderman family for their ongoing support and patience. We are all looking forward to the signs lighting up Toronto later this year.”
In preparing the site for the installation, the City and Ryerson had to undertake a number of engineering and feasibility studies to ensure that the signs can be re-mounted safely at 277 Victoria Street, taking into account weight, wind shear and other factors.
The neon signs will be refurbished before moving to its new permanent home later this summer. Ryerson University will be covering all costs associated with the restoration, installation and on-going maintenance.
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