Published Nov 15, 2018Toronto's El Mocambo will once again be lit up by its iconic palm tree sign. The neon light fixture is slated to be turned back on this evening.
A lighting ceremony will take place outside the venue at 6:30 p.m., near College Street and Spadina Avenue.
The sign hasn't been hovering over the neighbourhood since it was removed to be restored in 2016.
Pride Signs in Cambridge, ON, undertook the massive task, but ultimately deemed the original sign beyond repair. More than a year later, though, an impressive replica is ready to be hoisted up onto the side of the building.
"We reproduced it exactly," Brad Hillis, founder and president of Pride Signs, said in a statement. "So it is going to be identical in shape and size."
The club was saved from closure back in 2014 by CBC Dragon's Den panellist Michael Wekerle and has been closed for renovations since.
Following a few delays, the El Mo is now expected to reopen in the spring of 2019.