Sam the Record Man sign finally finds a new home

The flagship Sam the Record Man store at 347 Yonge Street at Gould Street in downtown Toronto, Canada on June 29, 2007, one day before closing permanently on June 30, 2007. Michael Hudson / The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Sam The Record Man’s iconic signage will once again find a home at Yonge and Dundas square.

Although the sign will not be attached to a Ryerson University building, the school will have to pick up the tab.

Councillors voted Thursday morning to change an earlier deal and instead install the neon sign on a government-owned building at 277 Victoria Street on the east side of the square.

The university will have to pay for the installation.

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The decision ends months of negotiations between the city and the university about what to do with the sign. Ryerson had originally agreed to re-install the sign at the original location (347 and 349 Yonge Street) or at the university library.

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But after buying the site, the university decided the sign might clash with their new building and present several other problems including the risk of mercury spillage and high maintenance costs.

INTERACTIVE MAP: A look at the building without the sign.

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