The iconic Sam the Record Man sign is almost ready to light up in Toronto again.
Refurbishment and re-construction has begun on the famous sign, which will have a new home at 277 Victoria Street overlooking Yonge and Dundas Square starting this fall, according to Ryerson University.
The University announced that it will be restoring and re-installing the signs earlier this year.
“I am delighted that work is well underway and we are moving closer to seeing the famous signs shine down on Yonge Street once again,” said Ryerson President and Vice-Chancellor Mohamed Lachemi in a statement. “I want to thank all of our partners on this project, especially the Sniderman family, and the people of Toronto for their patience. We cannot wait to re-light the signs later this fall.”
The restoration project is expected to take approximately three months, and a lighting ceremony is planned for the fall.
Ryerson University will be covering all costs associated with the restoration, installation and ongoing maintenance of the signs.