With the recent news that the beloved El Mocambo, that has seen artists like The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and U2 grace the stage, could be closing for good in November we could be losing another iconic Toronto sign. That lit up El Mocambo palm tree sign dates back to 1946.
It wasn’t that long ago we lost the Sam the Record Man sign from Yonge St. Although Toronto city council recently voted to install the sign on top of a city owned building at Yonge and Dundas.
It’s only a matter of time before Captain John’s leaves the Toronto waterfront. With about $1 million owing in taxes and various other fees the landmark ship restaurant was recently sold and will need to be taken down in pieces in order to tow it away.
David Mirvish recently sold Honest Ed’s and it’s not known what will become of the famous sign that has been a fixture at Bloor and Bathurst for decades. The sign is said to be too damaged to fix and will most likely be removed when the new owners take over.
Mr Greenjeans which has been inside the Toronto Eaton Centre for 34 years will be removed as it too has closed.