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Deputation to Community Council - on the Sam the Record Man sign

                 Deputation to Toronto and East York Community Council – September 10, 2013Speaking in opposition to TE26.34 (Proposed Amendments to Agreements between Ryerson University and the City of Toronto - Sam the Record Man Signage)Madam Chair and Councilors:My name is Nicholas Jennings. I am a journalist, historian and a graduate of Ryerson. I have spent my entire career writing about music, including books, TV documentaries and, for 20 years, as feature writer and reviewer for Maclean’s magazine. One of my books, Before the Gold Rush, focused on the history of Toronto’s music scene in the 1960s, es...
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City of Toronto: Have Ryerson University remount the neon "Sam the Record Man" sign.

            Sign this petition and help save a vital part of Toronto's cultural heritage. Click here to sign: City of Toronto: Have Ryerson University remount the neon "Sam the Record Man" sign.
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Feature Article: Truths & Rights

Truths & Rights
Truths & Rights was arguably the best reggae band ever to come out of Canada. Formed in the late 1970s in Toronto's Regent Park district, the band, made of of singer-guitarist Mojah, singer Ovid Reid, lead guitarist Vance Tynes, keyboardist Iauwata, bassist Xola, percussionist Ahmid, conga player Quammie Williams and trap drummer Abnadengel, brought reggae music to the downtown scene. Also part of the band was graphic artist Ato Seitu and sound engineer Jeffrey Holdip."We got tired of playing uptown to just community groups and in community centres," recalls Mojah. "I, for one, always wanted to move out into the mainstream. So I set out on a path of coming down to Queen Street in Toronto...
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