PhotoTO: Sam's Last Day
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PhotoTO: Sam’s Last Day

Sam the Record Man, Photo by Miles Storey
During Nuit Blanche last weekend the iconic Sam the Record Man sign was lit up over Yonge Street one last time. Now the sign is coming down as demolition begins and the new owners, Ryerson University, transform the site into a Student Learning Centre. It will not disappear for long, however: last year Toronto City Council voted to designate the entire building a heritage site in order to protect the sign, and Ryerson will remount the sign on the new building. The designs for the Student Learning Centre have yet to be finalized.
Photo by Miles Storey/Torontoist.