Sam The Record Man...my generation remembers this name and this store on the corner of Yonge and Gould Street. This became a large chain of over 200 stores, but it is this store with its famous spinning record sign out front that we think of. Sam Spiderman's collections were large and prices were low, so it was a very successful record store for a few decades.
The famous spinning records sign came down after the store closed in 2008, and Ryerson University eventually built a student centre on the site. There's been controversy over the spinning record sign, the cost of restoring it and where it should be located. City Council finally decided on Yonge Dundas Square - a perfect place for it.