Bobby Sniderman on Saving the Sam the Record Man Sign

Sam the Record Man sign, Copyright 2010 Adam Shax

When it became known that Ryerson University had no intention of honouring its commitment to rehang the Sam the Record Man signs after the City of Toronto gave them a great deal on the corner of Yonge and Gould where they once stood, music fans were furious. After extensive debate at City Hall about how to ensure the heritage of this Canadian music icon would remain, Ryerson insisted it intended to put them back up all along.

The son of Sam Sniderman, Bobby, played an integral role in the installation of the signs — and the fight to get them re-installed.

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