Media Resources Selected to Install Iconic Toronto Sam the Record Man Sign

March 08, 2017
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Media Resources Selected to Install Iconic Toronto Sam the Record Man Sign

Media Resources Selected as Subcontractor to Install Iconic Toronto Sam the Record Man Sign.

 

Media Resources of Oakville, Ontario is very excited to announce that we have been selected by our friends at Sunset Neon as their subcontractor to install the iconic Sam the Record Man sign at Yonge & Dundas Square in Toronto in 2017.

One of many iconic signs that Toronto has been known for, the two large neon spinning lights are a part of Toronto history much like The El Mocambo neon palm tree, Honest Ed’s and Massey Hall.

Sam the Record Man Toronto Sign Media Resources Night

Sam the Record Man Toronto Sign at Night in 2002

The sign was taken down following the closing of Sam the Record Man and eventually placed into storage by Ryerson University.

On January 18, 2008, Ryerson University acquired the property for future expansion of its nearby campus. On October 4, 2008, the iconic neon signs were lit for the last time as part of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche festivities. The removal of the signage commenced shortly after the final lighting, and by mid-March 2009 the building had been partially demolished. About a year after the lighting of the records at Nuit Blanche, demolition of the structure began. The building was demolished in early 2010.  The new Ryerson Student Learning Centre (SLC) opened on February 23, 2015 on the old Sam’s site.

Under a heritage preservation deal with the city, Ryerson was expected to restore the spinning record signs and incorporate them into the new Student Learning Centre on the former Sam’s site. However, the university later stated that the signs were not compatible with their designs for the new building.  In July 2014, City Council approved a revised agreement with Ryerson, whereby the university would pay to install and maintain the sign atop a city-owned building at 277 Victoria St., two blocks southeast of the original location.

On Wednesday March 8th it was announced that Ryerson has selected Sunset Neon to manage the restoration and installation of the sign atop a city owned building at Yonge and Dundas Square.

Illustration shows the Sam the Record Man signs atop 277 Victoria Street (CNW Group/Ryerson University)

Illustration shows the Sam the Record Man signs atop 277 Victoria Street (CNW Group/Ryerson University)

 

About Media Resources

Established in 1967 Media Resources is an integrated sign services and manufacturing company providing Large Format Printing, Digital LED Displays, 3D Fabrication, and Sign Installation services to the sign and display industry.

From design to fabrication to installation and maintenance of Large Format Printing, Digital LED Signs and more, Media Resources can be your one source to handle your sign installation, large format printing, 3D fabrication and digital LED display needs.

Media Resources has completed work in Canada, the United States, Central and South America. We are a full service sign company with North American based engineering, manufacturing, printing, and installation services.

 

About Sunset Neon

Sunset Neon is a leader in the sign industry providing your business or organization custom signage from concept to installation including warranty service. We strive to provide quality products and industry leading customer service to make sure your advertising needs are met.

Sunset Neon is experienced and skilled in working from corporate standards to creating new concepts. Whether a National Chain or a single location, throughout the entirety of a project, Sunset Neon ensures on-time completion of your projects through a network of qualified, skilled and knowledgeable manufacturers and installers.