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Architecture+Design Film Festival: Ghost Signs

April 22 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Free walking tour, with Matt Cohen, Urban Archaeologist, at 11 am

Ghost signs are hand-painted, outdoor ads that have been preserved on sides of buildings. They are also known as fading ads or brick ads and were prevalent from the 1890s through to the 1960s. As outdoor advertising mediums evolved, ghost signs became a less popular way of advertising products and services and were replaced by billboards and vinyl banners.

Free Screening

The walking tour will be followed by a free screening at noon, in Old Market Square, of the 2017 film Writing on the Wall, courtesy of Handcraft Creative, Winnipeg.

Join us for the tour, the film or both. Offered as part of the Architecture+Design Film Festival (, with support from the Exchange District BIZ. All ages are welcome and the route is fully accessible for wheelchairs, strollers and bicycles.


April 22
11:00 am-12:00 pm


Old Market Square
133 Albert Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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