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  1. Bogtrotter

    Bogtrotter Senior Member

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    Do we in fact have our heritage sign? How much of it is original afterall.
     

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    Truth is both the rendering and the reality are nothing worth looking at. It looks cool when it is hang low on a small building because of the dramatic effects, but on top of a tall building, it is just boring no matter how you put it.
     
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    The historic Sam the Record Man sign in the historic movie Half Baked:

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    and seen again here in the reflection of Pizza Pizza:

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    It's sad to see how disrespectfully the "preserved' the sign.
     
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  4. MetroMan

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    I was just asked to interview for Newstalk 1010 to comment on the Sam The Record Man sign. Just finished recording and I held nothing back and let Ryerson know that they screwed up and this needs to be fixed. My interview airs on Saturday night on Newstalk1010 between 8 and 9pm.
     
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    Half baked about sums this effort up.

    Can't believe this is the the finished product. Passed by this morning and thought it was still u/c until I read this thread.

    Ryerson's sure killed the proverbial diabetic horse on this one.
     
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    Not sure if this is good news or if the city is just looking for a way to best spin this but the scheduled "unveiling" of the sign was cancelled. It was supposed to have been on Monday. I doubt the Mayor and Councillor Wong-Tam want to cut the ribbon on this embarrassment.
     
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    I called Wong-Tam's office (and John Tory's) today but still waiting for a call back.
     
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  8. T.E.C.II

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    I walked by it this afternoon. The sign might as well be invisible.
     
  9. ChesterCopperpot

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    Just now

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  10. Bogtrotter

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    The little lights aren't twinklin'
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  11. kotsy

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    I know, Art. And thanks for noticing.
     
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    Give em hell MM! Someone at Ry High should lose their head over this.
     
  13. Skeezix

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    They don't even have it on at night?
     
  14. Ryan_T

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    It's going to need an upgrade.
     
  15. Edward Skira

    Edward Skira http://skyrisecities.com Staff Member

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    I assume they were going to turn them on at the now cancelled unveiling.
     
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