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by admin June 11, 2010

Signs of the past

by admin June 11, 2010

A handful of iconic signs that once lit up the Montreal sky now call Concordia’s Loyola campus home. The five signs – from Warshaw, Bens, the Paramount movie theatre, Monsieur Hotdog, and Tavern – were salvaged by communication studies professor Matt Soar and are now on display around the CJ building. Three of the five signs belonged to historic businesses that have closed in the past few years, the exceptions being the Paramount (now called Scotiabank Theatre) and Tavern, whose name was changed to La Taverne to abide by Quebec’s language laws. There is plenty of time to get up close and nostalgic with the signs; they are on permanent display at the CJ, which houses the communications studies.

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A handful of iconic signs that once lit up the Montreal sky now call Concordia’s Loyola campus home. The five signs – from Warshaw, Bens, the Paramount movie theatre, Monsieur Hotdog, and Tavern – were salvaged by communication studies professor Matt Soar and are now on display around the CJ building. Three of the five signs belonged to historic businesses that have closed in the past few years, the exceptions being the Paramount (now called Scotiabank Theatre) and Tavern, whose name was changed to La Taverne to abide by Quebec’s language laws. There is plenty of time to get up close and nostalgic with the signs; they are on permanent display at the CJ, which houses the communications studies.

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