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Sam the Record Man sign to move to Ryerson

Sign will be lit one last time October 4


 

The iconic Sam the Record Man sign in downtown Toronto will be turned on one last time for the city’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche festival.For decades, two giant neon spinning records served as a beacon to music lovers shopping on Yonge Street.

But the legendary flagship store closed last year and the site is now owned by Ryerson University.

Ryerson says the sign will be lit Oct. 4 in celebration of Nuit Blanche, an all-night art crawl.

The university plans to build a student learning centre on the site.

It says the sign, which consists of more than 800 lights, will be taken down beginning Oct. 6 and remounted in a new home on the Ryerson campus.

-with a report from CP


 
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