Video: Downloading and discounting kill iconic music shop

A downtown Toronto landmark will disappear at the end of June. The giant Sam the Record Man store, on Yonge near Dundas, opened in 1961 and quickly became famous for its vast selection of music and for the neon signs that were probably visible from outer space.

It’s where I bought singles and LPs as a teenager, vinyl artefacts of another era that I still throw on to the turntable now and then.

But times change. Recordings are cheaper at the big discount stories. DVDs have shouldered CDs aside. And music can be bought cheaply, track by track, online. [Video report below]